House moves to extend tax brea...

Dec 3, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is moving to extend a $45 billion package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, which would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim them on their 2014 returns.

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Judge: Marionneaux owes $1M in...

Dec 2, 2014 by

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:36:42 GMTBy Marsha Shuler mshuler@theadvocate.comFormer state Sen. Rob Marionneaux must repay $1 million he improperly took from his ex-law partner Lewis Unglesby based on a state district court judge’s decision. The finding by 1...

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Seminar to cover Panama Canal

Nov 30, 2014 by

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:55:40 GMTAdvocate staff reportLAFAYETTE — Acadiana businesses interested in making money from the Panama Canal expansion and a U.S. trade pact with Central America and the Dominican Republic can learn more at a seminar this week s...

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AP Exclusive: Charles Manson p...

Nov 18, 2014 by

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

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Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusal...

Nov 18, 2014 by

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city's bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout.

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Obama stakes final 2 years on ...

Nov 18, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone.

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National Guard prepares for mo...

Nov 18, 2014 by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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Supporters of oil pipeline scr...

Nov 18, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote.

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Nebraska hospital: Surgeon wit...

Nov 17, 2014 by

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

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$2.2M to educate young breast ...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:55:06 GMTBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A $2.2 million social media campaign will educate and support young breast cancer survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, according to LSU Health New Orleans. The Centers...

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Prosecutors say will appeal Pi...

Oct 27, 2014 by

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend.

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Governors stress home quaranti...

Oct 27, 2014 by

NEW YORK (AP) — State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.

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APNewsBreak: Poland to move 1,...

Oct 27, 2014 by

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's defense minister told The Associated Press on Monday.

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2 pro-Europe parties leading U...

Oct 27, 2014 by

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two pro-European parties that campaigned for tough reforms to battle corruption shared the lead Monday after Ukraine's parliamentary election, according to partial results.

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Could more have been done for ...

Oct 26, 2014 by

DALLAS (AP) — When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask.

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