Corps closes final bays of Bonnet Carre Spillway
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the final bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, a Louisiana flood control structure that diverts the Mississippi River's water into a brackish lake.
Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam
A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities across the country.
Judge says public housing gun ban is unconstitutional
A federal judge has ruled that the East St. Louis Housing Authority's rule prohibiting public housing tenants from owning a firearm is unconstitutional.
2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says she owns gun for protection
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a "false choice" that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire to seize everyone's guns.
Edwards, Abraham meet in policy-focused gubernatorial forum
Gov. John Bel Edwards has faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes.
Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying about lobbying work
Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe.
WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested in London; US charge unveiled
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a British police van on Thursday, setting up a possible court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government …
Sanders’ adds long-term care to his ‘Medicare for All’ plan
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a revamped version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential race by renewing his call for replacing job-based and private health insurance with a government plan that guarantees coverage for all.
NTSB: 3 kids in fatal crash wore seat belts but were ejected
Federal officials say it appears three children were wearing seatbelts when they were ejected from a church van in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in Florida.
Louisiana income forecasting stalemate ends after 5 months
Louisiana's latest financial impasse between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and House Republican leaders ended Wednesday, when the House speaker agreed to adopt a brightened income forecast that gives lawmakers more money to spend.
Louisiana governor to report $10M in bank for reelection bid
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards entered a three-month fundraising blackout for his reelection bid in a strong cash position, with the Democrat's campaign saying Tuesday that he ended the latest donor solicitation period with more than $10 million in the bank.
Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in scam
"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.