Parish President vetoes budget

City Parish President Joey Durel eliminated 740 thousand dollars from the proposed city budget. Officials say the cut eliminated a new pay plan for the city fire department, funds for more traffic relief projects, and park improvements. Mr

Holder: N.Y. Terror Plot Was Most Serious Since Sept. 11

Attorney General Eric Holder says the alleged terror plot disrupted in New York was one of the most serious in the United States since the 2001 terror attacks.

Seat belt law made stronger

A new law in effect this month is expanding the expression "click it or ticket." Now all members of a vehicle, from drivers to riders, will be required to wear their seat belt. Louisiana state police would like compliance, "And would urge you g

AG: Gitmo Deadline Unlikely

Eric Holder says it will be difficult to close Guantanamo detention center by Jan. deadline• Holder: N.Y. Terror Plot Most Serious Since 9/11

Tennessee Mom Regains Custody of Snatched Newborn

The Tennessee mother of a kidnapped baby will regain custody of her four kids and is cleared of involvement in an alleged baby-selling plan, a lawyer for the children said Tuesday.

Italian Scientists Reproduces Shroud of Turin

Feat may prove that the linen burial cloth is a medieval fake

U.S. Soldier, Clean Water Activist Killed in Afghanistan

Capt. Benjamin Sklaver, 32, of Hamden, Conn., died Friday in southeastern Afghanistan when his unit was ambushed by a homicide bomber, cutting short his dream of providing clean water to 250,000 needy people within 10 years.

Report: Arab States in Secret Talks to Drop Dollar

The world's oil producers, as well as China, Japan and France, are in secret talks to end the use of the U.S. dollar to buy and sell crude oil, a British newspaper reported on Tuesday, sending the American currency lower in overseas trading.