Pipeline burns after collision with tug boat near Bayou Perot, south of New Orleans, US Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. (AP Photo)

La. pipeline blaze could burn until Thursday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it will likely take until Thursday or later for a pipeline fire in Louisiana to burn itself out. The blaze began Tuesday night when the pipeline was struck by a tug boat and barge.


Rare Bibles on display at the Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland

Man recovers stolen 300-year-old family Bible

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man’s heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession — a 300-year-old family Bible.


Crowd on Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Travel to New Orleans

If you’re headed to New Orleans for the big game, we’ve got an insiders advice from Catherine Hamm, travel editor for the LA Times. Listen to her report with Maggie McKay here.


US Secret Service seal

Secret Service dog falls to death at Biden event

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says one of its canines fell to its death at a New Orleans fundraiser where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking.


Arne Duncan

Study: High school grad rate highest since ’76

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.


Edwin Edwards, former Louisiana Governor, in a 2002 AP photo.

Ex-La. gov convicted of corruption gets TV show

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.


Winter weather

US storm’s toll up to 6 dead as system heads east

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death toll has risen to six from winter storms in the nation’s midsection.


LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

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.


Bret Lewis

Give ‘em the bird

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 […]


(AP photo)

US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

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.





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