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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has renewed its request for a federal appeals court to permanently block settlement payments to businesses that can't trace their losses directly to the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a court filing Monday, BP attorneys argued that a Dec. 24 ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will impose more "vast and unjustified costs" on the company unless a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overrules him.

Barbier said in last week's order that BP's settlement was designed to avoid the delays that would result from a "claim-by claim analysis" of whether each claim can be traced to the spill.

Earlier this month, the 5th Circuit panel ruled that Barbier erred when he initially refused to consider BP's "causation" arguments.

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ABITA SPRINGS, La. (AP) - For the Louisiana Church of Abita Springs, a Christmas present rolled into town last week on a flatbed trailer - albeit, in pieces.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/18IgSmh ) massive, ageless beams, clapboard walls, stained glass windows and hand-crafted wood artifacts were unloaded onto an empty lot on Main Street. That material will become a house of worship for the Baptist congregation and one of the oldest churches on Lake Pontchartrain's north shore.

What was once the All Saints Anglican Church in Granville Centre, Nova Scotia, where it was built 200 years ago, was disassembled board-by-board in 2009 after the Abita Springs church purchased the structure.

It was stored in Canada for nearly four years before being trucked 2,200 miles to the small western St. Tammany Parish town one week before Christmas.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says there won't be any Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas. There will be a drawing in the multi-state Powerball lottery, which is based in Orlando, Fla.

Lottery offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Tickets for the daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 games bought after the draw close on Tuesday will be good for the next regularly scheduled drawing on Thursday. Easy 5 and Lotto tickets purchased after the draw close on Saturday will be good for the next regularly scheduled drawing on Dec. 28.

Advance plays on Pick 3 and Pick 4 won't be available for Wednesday, Dec. 25, which will be skipped on any Pick 3, Pick 4, Easy 5 and Lotto multidraw ticket.

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Alex Hamilton led Louisiana Tech with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists on Sunday in an 83-61 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

Michale Kyser put Louisiana Tech up by 20 with a layup just 8 seconds into the second half and the Bulldogs never allowed ULM to get any closer.

Jaron Johnson and Cordarius Johnson each scored 12. Michale Kyser added 10 points and four blocks for the Bulldogs who shot 32 for 56 (57.1 percent).

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THE proper response to the first conviction of four current or former BP employees charged with crimes related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill should be one down, more to go.

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix was found guilty of obstructing justice for destroying evidence that would have shown the spill was far worse than executives initially said. Mix deleted hundreds of texts from his cellphone. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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