Government

March 10, 2018 - 10:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren’t connected to his government. In an interview with American broadcaster NBC News that aired Saturday, Putin also suggested that some of...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:34 pm
A bill has been filed in the regular session to legalize sports betting in Louisiana. The US Supreme Court could soon issue a ruling that legalizes sports betting across the country. New Roads Representative Major Thibaut says several other states are preparing to allow sports betting and he...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers' failure in the special session to help close a budget gap only four months away raised alarms Wednesday with a national credit rating agency. S&P Global Ratings offered an update about the end of the 15-day session and continued uncertainty about...
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March 04, 2018 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties. Speaking on CNN’s “State of...
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March 04, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump engaged in a good-natured duel of one-liners with political rivals and the press at the annual Gridiron Dinner this weekend, largely putting aside his ongoing criticism of the media for a night. Trump dished out sharp one-liners throughout his comments...
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March 03, 2018 - 11:31 am
A sort of “Re-do” bill has been pre-filed for the up-coming legislative regular session by Metairie Senator Conrad Appel. Senate Bill 31 disqualifies would be candidates from running for office after convicted of a felony for 15 years after they have served a sentence. It’s already been passed once...
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March 03, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that ``an adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.'' That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret...
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March 03, 2018 - 6:13 am
The Louisiana School Boards Association is asking the Legislature for an increase of 70-million-dollars to provide better school security and increase safety measures. LSBA Executive Director Scott Richard says the increase would allow schools to put their local funds to better use. "Whether it be...
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March 03, 2018 - 6:07 am
(WWL.com) - An income tax bill described as the linchpin towards reaching an overall deal towards closing a looming a one-billion dollar budget shortfall failed on the House floor Friday afternoon. Ruston Representative Rob Shadoin asked his colleagues to put aside party politics and vote for the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo a steel worker takes a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany. Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners and raising the prospect of higher prices for American consumers and companies. (AP Photo/Frank Austin, file)
March 02, 2018 - 11:49 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump, who has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices by China...
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