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2 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Baton Rouge area Video included

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Baton Rouge health officials say two children have been treated at Our Lady of the Lake for Enterovirus D68. Officials add that there have been no deaths reported at this point in the state. More>>

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Judge tosses pension hike, rules it as unconstitutional Video included

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District Judge Janice Clark ruled the Louisiana Legislature didn't properly pass the pension change that gave enhanced benefits to Col. Mike Edmonson and a 32-year trooper in Houma. More>>

Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

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After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that... More>>

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

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About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt... More>>

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

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American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an... More>>

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

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Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor... More>>

State senator says sexual assault report too vague Video included

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A state lawmaker wanted more than he got in a report on sexual assaults at Louisiana's colleges and universities.State Senator J.P. Morrell says the Board of Regents's 500-page report released Monday was disappointing. More>>

Community still searching for answers in drive-by shooting death Video included

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Thirty days have passed since gunfire rang out, seemingly out of nowhere, and cut short a young life. Seven year old Terrez Coleman was shot and killed on August 16 while riding home with his family on Prescott Road, a victim of apparent random violence. His killer is still at large. More>>

LSU defense among national leaders in several categories

Three games into the 2014 season and the LSU defense finds itself ranked among the national leaders in several major categories, including a No. 2 ranking in scoring defense at 8.3 points per game. More>>

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

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The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. More>>

CATS plans to purchases more buses Video included

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The Capital Area Transit System could soon be replacing some of its older buses.The CATS board agreed to bid on ten buses that are coming up for auction in Virginia.  More>>

Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against... More>>

Investigators: Will Iberville Parish be reimbursed more than $100,000? Video included

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Iberville Parish officials spent well over $100,000 to give their parish residents a makeshift, pedestrian ferry when a barge hit a bridge. Now, the question is will Iberville Parish be reimbursed? More>>

Southern Lab students learn science from defense contractor Video included

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Southern University Lab School's Sixth Graders got their hands dirty Tuesday.The students conducted hands-on science projects with the help of representatives of major defense contractor Raytheon. More>>

Right lane open at I-110 North at LA-19

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The right lane has opened leaving the left and center lanes are still closed at I-110 North before LA-19 (Scotland Avenue) due to overturned truck. More>>

Terrorist sympathizers urge 'lone wolf' attacks at major US tourist sites

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Terrorist sympathizers are urging for 'lone wolf' attacks at major U.S. tourist attractions - and NYC's Time Square is high on its list.  More>>

Mom launches campaign against synthetic marijuana Video included

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Mary Hughs has a collection of small packs of aroma therapy. They're labeled Black Magic, Blue Diemond, TNT, and Rhino. She says she recently picked up the used packages from the ground, in the parking lots of local smoke shops. More>>

Southern responds to questions concerning certification Video included

Southern University athletics has issued a statement regarding the department's ongoing certification process. More>>

Work-related fatalities in Louisiana slightly down

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The number of work-related fatalities in Louisiana is down slightly. According to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 114 work-related fatalities in 2013, down from 116 in 2012. More>>

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a... More>>

Tangipahoa Parish officials targeting traffic sign thefts

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Tangipahoa Parish officials are taking a tough, aggressive stance to stop the theft of traffic signs. "What is typically described as a 'prank' is a criminal act that can lead to injury or even deaths on our roadways," Parish President Gordon Burgess said More>>

Convenience store owner tells armed man 'Don't shoot me' Video included

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Baton Rouge Police are investigating the armed robbery of a popular convenience store in Baton Rouge. Tu Le has owned the store for 16 years. Just before 8 p.m. Monday, an armed man walked into The Country Corner at 1923 Perkins Rd.  More>>

CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

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Cosmetic giant CoverGirl and its sponsorship with the NFL is being tested with an internet meme that balks at the league's response to domestic violence involving some of its players.

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Police searching for accused meat thief

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Officers with the Zachary Police Department are searching for a man accused of stealing around $400 in meat in August, and of trying to steal $600 in meat earlier this month from LeBlanc's Food Store in Zachary. More>>

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

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Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the NFL. Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, the Vikings star running back is facing criticism like he never has before.  More>>

West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

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Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace... More>>

Deputies investigate suspicious death of woman found on bridge Video included

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Authorities are trying to identify a woman whose body was found on a bridge Tuesday morning. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. More>>

Deputies arrest man accused of giving marijuana to minors and having sex with them Video included

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Narcotics detectives said a man suspected of giving teens marijuana and having sex with them was arrested on several charges. Three other men were taken into custody in the investigation. More>>

NOPD looking for white van involved in quintuple shooting

Police have released surveillance video of a white van they believe was used in a shooting that injured five men. More>>

Group turns in signatures to recall member of Gonzales City Council Video included

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Chuck LeBlanc, a co-chair of SaveGonzales, turned in the signatures to Ascension Parish Registrar Robert Poche in the effort to recall Councilman Gary Lacombe. More>>

Deputies: Surveillance footage shows man using stolen credit card

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Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify a man caught on surveillance video using a credit card that was taken when a truck was stolen. More>>

Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one Video included

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Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

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NOPD officer still hospitalized; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody for shooting Video included

One suspect is dead and two others are in custody following a shootout with an NOPD officer. More>>

50th anniversary: The Beatles play 1964 concert at City Park

On September 16, 1964, the Beatles took the stage at City Park Stadium. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans. More>>

Superintendent: 2 students in hospital after smoking in the boy's room Video included

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The superintendent of Central High School says two seniors were hospitalized Monday after allegedly smoking synthetic marijuana in the bathroom at the school. More>>

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

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As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has... More>>

Convicted felon wanted on weapons charge remains on the loose

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The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to find Jyrah Bringier, 22, of Donaldsonville. He is wanted on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. More>>

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... More>>

Search teams scour UVA area overnight for missing coed Video included

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An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. More>>

5 shot on busy New Orleans East street Video included

Witnesses say that the area was very busy at the time of the shooting, with people out on the street and a nearby seafood restaurant crowded with customers. More>>

New questions over abortion coverage in health law

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A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. More>>

Louisiana Board of Regents releases report on sexual assaults on college campuses Video included

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A new report from the Louisiana Board of Regents concludes that universities in Louisiana are not doing enough to prevent sexual assault and violence on campuses.  More>>

Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

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The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. More>>

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

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U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy... More>>

Arrest made after man found with cuts from abdomen to face

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Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home on Benton Road in Tickfaw, La. for reports that a man was cut during a fight.It happened early Monday morning. More>>

Miss Louisiana returns from Miss America competition in Atlantic City Video included

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Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez is back from the Miss America competition in Atlantic City. The Baton Rouge native and LSU graduate arrived at the Monroe Regional Airport shortly before Noon after her appearance on national television in the finals of Miss America. More>>

Poster blasting Goodell almost gets Saints fan ejected Video included

A Saints fan almost got kicked out of the stadium in Cleveland Sunday because of his passionate dislike of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. More>>

Deputies searching for vehicle in deadly hit and run Video included

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Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office need the public's help in locating a vehicle that hit and killed a man in Albany early Sunday morning.  More>>

Reserve couple goes on tirade during sentencing in death of son Video included

A reserve couple screamed and hurled insults in court as they were being sentenced Monday in the death of their eight year old son. More>>

East Baton Rouge library celebrating 75 years, offers new technology Video included

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Spencer Watts, director of the East Baton Rouge Library System spoke at Baton Rouge Press Club Monday. The library system this year is celebrating its 75 anniversary, even as the landscaping and outer buildings of the new parish main library are still being completed.  More>>

Parents: Cell phone video shows brutal attack on daughter Video included

A fight between two girls at an Ascension Parish Middle School went before a parish judge on Monday. The victim's parents said cell phone video shows a brutal premeditated attack on their daughter. More>>

Officials: 'Louisiana's 10 most dangerous cities' study needs to be re-examined Video included

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A study out in September, done by a home security company, has ranked the City of Denham Springs as the third most dangerous place in the state of Louisiana. But officials there believe someone needs to re-examine their information. More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Man charged with abuse of corpse, murder after human remains found Video included

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After a gruesome discovery of human remains in a Mid-South backyard, investigators are working to determine the identity of the victim. More>>

Police: After DNA ID's suspect, man pleads not guilty in 30-year-old murder case Video included

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Nearly 30 years has passed since Gary Kergan was murdered, yet his body has still not been found. One of the suspects in the case has pleaded not guilty, while the other pleaded guilty earlier this year. More>>

Report: Accused killer admits to cannibalism Video included

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Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.
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How to delete U2's new album off your iOS device

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If you have an iTunes account, chances are you have U2's latest album in your music library - whether you wanted it or not. More>>

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

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Owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient. More>>

DHH announces 35 WellSpots across Louisiana Video included

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Business owners and officials joined the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to announce 35 total WellSpots across the state. WellSpots are places and spaces that have made sustainable changes to make it easier for Louisiana residents aimed at improving health outcomes.  More>>

Police: Thief 'squats' to hide meth in underwear from police

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Thibodaux Police arrest a man accused of stealing speakers from a business, but they also found he was hiding a large quantity of methamphetamines, codeine and oxycodone in his underwear. More>>

Report: Saints running back Mark Ingram out for a month

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, citing a source, is reporting that New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected to miss about a month with a hand injury he suffered Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.  More>>

Audit: District Attorney's office $3.2M in the red Video included

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An annual report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office finds the District Attorney's office in East Baton Rouge is $3.2 million in the red. But DA Hillar Moore said the findings are not a surprise and that day-to-day operations are not affected. More>>

All lanes open on S. Acadian at Capital Heights after crash Video included

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Baton Rouge Police are investigating a crash that happened Monday just before 11 a.m. in the 700 block of S. Acadian, near Capital Heights. More>>

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

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The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. More>>

Yes, Coca-Cola is actually bringing Surge back

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SURGE, the sugar and caffeine-packed soda originally made made by Coca-Cola is back. More>>

Police arrest man accused of beating, burning children Video included

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Police were called to a Baton Rouge elementary school Friday to investigate a child abuse complaint. When officers arrived, they learned a 9-year-old female had been punched in the chest the day before. More>>

Louisiana officials outline changes to early childhood system Video included

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Plans are in place for changes to Louisiana's early childhood system. The Department of Education and DCFS outlined proposed policies and strategies to unify the system. More>>

Officials help break ground on new downtown BR apartment complex Video included

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Construction on the new Onyx Apartments in downtown Baton Rouge is officially underway. The new apartments will be located on Third Street, right next to Lucy's. More>>

LSU will kickoff against New Mexico St. under the lights in Tiger Stadium

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The SEC has announced start times and television networks for Saturday, September 27 games. LSU will kickoff against New Mexico State at 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

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Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. More>>

Kent State calls Urban Outfitters sweatshirt distasteful, retailer apologizes

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Some say a new item on clothing retailer Urban Outfitters' website is an insensitive reference to tragedy on an Ohio college campus. More>>

Woman faces arson charge for allegedly setting car on fire

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A woman was arrested on an arson charge after she allegedly set a man's car on fire Saturday morning. Investigators said she poured a flammable liquid on the car and then lit it. More>>

LSU's Fournette named to Paul Hornung Honor Roll

LSU running back Leonard Fournette is one of five players named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll in week three of the regular season. More>>

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

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Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. More>>

Persons of interest sought in NOPD officer shooting

The New Orleans Police Department released surveillance photos containing two men who are persons of interest in the shooting of an NOPD officer. More>>

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

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Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. More>>

West Nile virus remains active in south Louisiana

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At a time when reports of West Nile virus infections usually begin to drop, the latest numbers from Louisiana health officials show the virus is still very active.  More>>

Global leaders convene to discuss Islamic State group Video included

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Both the U.S. and Britain have said destroying ISIS is not something they can do alone.

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Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. More>>

Donaldsonville man dies in fatal shooting at a bar

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A suspect has been arrested on murder charges after a man died, following a bar brawl in Assumption Parish just after midnight Sunday. Dispatch received a call at around 12:27 a.m. about a shooting that happened at the Alexis Sports Bar located in the 6000 block of Hwy 308. More>>

Saints fans not happy about team's 0-2 start to season

After a loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, Saints fans say they're a little worried about the season. More>>

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

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A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. More>>

Fallen tree limb kills motorcyclist, injures brother

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Posted by: Paris King, WAFB InternThe Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tree limb, where a Gonzales motorcyclist was killed on La Hwy 22 in Livingston Parish. More>>

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL Video included

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic... More>>

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation Video included

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an... More>>

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat Video included

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Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. More>>

Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

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Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible. More>>

SEC dominating AP poll again

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend. More>>

Tigerland shooting injures two, police searching for suspects

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The Baton Rouge Police Department is searching for suspects involved in a shooting that injured two people early Sunday morning near Tigerland. Investigators say it happened at 4445 Alvin Dark behind Reggie's at around 3 a.m.  More>>

What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

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Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

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California nudist camp accused of stealing water

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Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought. More>>

Edouard strengthens to hurricane in the Atlantic

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Hurricane Edouard becomes the fourth named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane strength.

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