WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said on Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana governor who served prison time for a corruption conviction is getting his own reality show on the A&E cable network.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death toll has risen to six from winter storms in the nation’s midsection.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency.
Did you know that the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name? They had a contest. And the winner was… “the Pelicans.” Checking out Wikipedia… Seems fossil evidence of pelicans dates back at […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years – and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.
VENICE, La. (AP) – An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials said. Coast Guard spokesman Drake […]
WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. (AP) – Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. A parish officials says the rig is not drilling at […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Conservationists are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin in Louisiana. The dolphin’s body was found Saturday at Elmer’s Island […]
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests. Commercial fishermen last […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999. So far, 1,405 serious […]
LAPLACE, La. (AP) – At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look into whether the […]