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Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda hires one of his mentors as Bears DC

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — New Baylor coach Dave Aranda has hired one of his former bosses as the new defensive coordinator of the Bears. Ron Roberts spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, which ranked 18th nationally this season allowing only 19.7 points per game. That was...

Baton Rouge student accused of making terrorizing threat

Jan. 21, 2020 7:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana high school student was arrested Tuesday after making a threat against a school, authorities said. The 14-year-old from Lee High School in Baton Rouge was charged with terrorizing, news outlets reported. The decision to charge him came after a meeting attended by the...

This undated frame grab from video provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, shows Kali, right, and her two lion cubs, at the Audubon Zoo, in New Orleans. Four-year-old Kali gave birth Jan. 11, 2020, to three cubs, and two of them survived, the Audubon Zoo said in a news release Tuesday, Jan. 21. (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)

New Orleans zoo celebrates births of 2 lion cubs

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans zoo is celebrating the birth of cubs to lions which came to the facility last year from Oregon and Illinois. Four-year-old Kali gave birth Jan. 11 to three cubs, and two of them survived, the Audubon Zoo said in a news release Tuesday. “The cubs’ birth is...

This undated photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity shows a Pascagoula map turtle. Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act.   (Grover Brown/Center for Biological Diversity via AP)

Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana

Jan. 21, 2020 5:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit calls for endangered or threatened status for the Pearl River map turtle, which is found in the Pearl...

4 racehorse deaths at New Orleans track spark concern

Jan. 21, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four thoroughbred racehorses were euthanized after competing at a New Orleans track in a 10 -day span, prompting criticism from an animal advocacy group based in Washington D.C. Officials at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course didn't specify the circumstances surrounding the...

New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball forward Zion Williamson talks to the media after practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Zion Williamson rejoining Pelicans lineup at pivotal time

Jan. 21, 2020 4:50 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and top overall draft choice. And when Williamson discussed the long wait for his highly anticipated NBA regular-season...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life in Washington. Anti-abortion activists will gather in Washington on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for the annual march, eager to cheer on a continuing wave of federal and state abortion restrictions. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

Jan. 21, 2020 2:24 PM EST

Anti-abortion activists gather this week in Washington for their annual March for Life, eager to cheer on a continuing wave of federal and state abortion restrictions. However, many activists on both sides of the debate already are looking ahead to March 4, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears its first major...

Court tosses Louisiana's suit over widening waterway

Jan. 21, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's lawsuit alleging that a federal canal has expanded well beyond its legal boundaries and is eating away at state land was rejected Tuesday by a federal appeals court. The 2018 suit claimed the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is 670 feet (200 meters) wide at some points. It was...

Ex-Louisiana state senator pleads guilty to federal charge

Jan. 21, 2020 1:01 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday to making false statements to a federal agency about a Hurricane Katrina recovery loan. Wesley Bishop's guilty plea to the single count was expected, according to The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate. Bishop, a New Orleans...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. A misdemeanor simple battery warrant has been issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr., police in New Orleans said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The warrant comes as video posted on social media appears to show Beckham swatting a security officer's buttocks during LSU's locker room victory celebration after Monday night's college national championship game in the Superdome. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns WR Beckham recovering from surgery on core muscle

Jan. 21, 2020 12:49 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a full recovery following surgery on a core muscle injury that limited the star wide receiver during his first season with the Browns. Beckham had the operation Tuesday to repair a sports hernia that curtailed his speed and production with Cleveland....