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Britain gives checks the royal boot

LONDON – After more than three centuries, the humble check is set to become a historic relic after British banks voted to phase it out in favor of more modern payment methods.

Tony Romo’s engaged! Tony Romo’s NOT engaged!

DALLAS - Yesterday, gossip site Gossip Center (it has gossip right in the title!) ran an item saying that Candice Crawford, girlfriend of Cowboys QB Tony Romo, was walking around sporting what appeared, to them, to

Governor Jindal announces three highway projects for area

LAFAYETTE - Three highway projects will get $29 million in funding and should be underway next year. Governor Bobby Jindal made the announcement Tuesday in Lafayette. The money comes from a State Department of Transportation fund that had $120

Christian group launches new attack on Christmas commercialism

If it's December, then there must be frost in the air, gingerbread in the oven, and ...

Wettest month on record for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - December has already become the wettest month on record for the New Orleans area. The National Weather Service says the rainfall is 11.3 inches above normal. 3,600 Entergy customers lost power Monday in the New Orleans area becaus

Caught in the Web: LeBron James takes a mid-game snack break

Here are some stories we found tonight "Caught in the Web":

Televangelist Oral Roberts dies

TULSA, Okla - Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.

Holmgren meets with Browns for a second day

Former Seattle and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren is spending his second day meeting with the Cleveland Browns about running their football operations. A person familiar with the meetings told The Associated Press that Holmgren visited with the Brown

Big Ten plans statement on possible expansion

The Big Ten says it plans to make an announcement regarding the possibility of expanding the 11-team conference. Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman said that a 3 p.m. announcement Tuesday regarding what he called "potential expansion" is planned.