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House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

Jun. 12, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans' latest and strongest rebuke of the Justice Department as partisan...

Louisiana Supreme Court reopens window for lawsuits by adult victims of childhood sex abuse

Jun. 12, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officially reversing a controversial March ruling, Louisiana’s highest court Wednesday gave childhood victims of sexual abuse a renewed opportunity to file damage lawsuits. The state Supreme Court's 5-2 ruling Wednesday upholds a so-called look-back law that...

Researchers find higher levels of dangerous chemical than expected in southeast Louisiana

Jun. 11, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers using high-tech air monitoring equipment rolled through an industrialized stretch of southeast Louisiana in mobile labs and found levels of a carcinogen in concentrations as much as 20 times higher than previously estimated, according to a paper published Tuesday in...

A Texas county removed 17 books from its libraries. An appeals court says eight must be returned.

Jun. 06, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight books dealing with subjects including racism and transgender issues must be returned to library shelves in a rural Texas county that had removed them in an ongoing book banning controversy, a divided panel of three federal appeals court judges ruled Thursday. ...

$10,000 reward offered for capture of escaped Louisiana inmate

Jun. 06, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

AMITE, La. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of a 20-year-old man who escaped a south Louisiana jail over Memorial Day weekend. Anyone with information about Jamarcus Cyprian's whereabouts is asked to contact the Tangipahoa Parish...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 06, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

The Advocate. June 4 , 2024. Editorial: Ideological content has no place in Louisiana public schools Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley points proudly to the state’s “new, rigorous social studies standards that teach students about American...

Today in History: June 6, D-Day in Normandy during World War II

Jun. 06, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 6, the 158th day of 2024. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they...

New Orleans plans to spiff up as host of next year's Super Bowl

Jun. 04, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans hosts its 11th Super Bowl next year and the preparations involve showcasing the city's heralded architecture, music, food and celebratory culture while addressing its myriad challenges, including crime, pockets of homelessness and an antiquated drainage system. ...

Louisiana lawmakers approve surgical castration option for those guilty of sex crimes against kids

Jun. 03, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana judges could order surgical castration for people convicted of sex crimes against young children under legislation approved Monday, and if Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signs it into law, the state apparently would be the first with such a punishment. ...

Louisiana's GOP-dominated Legislature concludes three-month-long regular session

Jun. 03, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers adjourned the 2024 legislative session on Monday, a three-month-long gathering of the GOP-controlled body marked by the passage of a slew of conservative policies that could reshape various aspects of the state. The regular session was...