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  • Mitt Romney's set to give a speech in Mississippi on Wednesday night as he mulls a presidential bid
  • As renewed attention surfaces on his wealth, Romney's team points to another wealthy potential candidate, Hillary Clinton

(CNN)As Mitt Romney heads to the nation's poorest state Wednesday, his political team is fighting back against perceptions that his wealth could be a political liability if he runs for president again, arguing that Hillary Clinton is no model for modest living, either.

Washington (CNN)Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch started her Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday by vowing to improve the relationship between the Justice Department and Congress.

Lynch, the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, is President Barack Obama's pick to succeed Eric Holder, the third-longest serving in a job that has increasingly become he focus of partisan political controversies.

Lynch has overseen high profile financial fraud cases against banks, terror cases including one against a would-be New York subway bomber, and the corruption case against a former GOP congressman.

Whenever Marshawn Lynch decides to leave the National Football League, one thing is for certain: It will be on his terms.

Four-man field set for dunk contest
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:30

The 2015 Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend will return to a classic format when Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee compete for the title on Feb. 14.

The Miami Marlins officially signed free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday night.

Travel bans were lifted early Wednesday and residents of New England began to clean up and dig out after a blizzard slammed the region with close to three feet of snow in some places, as well as high winds that caused power outages and toppled sea walls. 

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker lifted the state's travel ban at midnight Wenesday and service on Boston's MBTA transit system was set to resume on a modified schedule.

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Team Godaddy.com driver James Hinchcliffe of Canada races during the practice session at the Honda Indy in Toronto July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT) - RTR34O0V

Mess with puppies at your own peril during Super Bowl week, GoDaddy.com learned Tuesday. The company wound up vowing not to air its ad during the big game this Sunday after unveiling it this morning, to widespread disgust.

The ad, “Journey Home,” mocked Budweiser’s highly anticipated “Lost Dog” Super Bowl ad that the beer label has been teasing — which, in turn, is a sequel to its wildly popular 2014 Super Bowl ad “Puppy Love.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple's (AAPL - Get Report) shares were surging after it reported a blowout quarter for iPhone sales, exceeding Wall Street's top expectations.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company on Tuesday posted net income of $18 billion, or adjusted earnings per share of $3.06 that topped analysts' estimates of $2.59. Revenue for Apple's first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $74.6 billion, which strongly surpassed the consensus estimate of $67.7 billion.

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge’s website is reporting the death early this morning of St. Aloysius Parish pastor and diocesan vicar general the Very Rev. Than Ngoc Vu. The website said Than, 56, succumbed peacefully after a long battle with cancer.

Than died around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“Please remember him, his family, brother priests, parishioners and friends in prayer. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. May he rest in peace. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

700 new houses slated in Central
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:17

Central is about to get a little larger — by 700 housing units.

The developers of the Village at River Ranch traditional neighborhood development in Lafayette hope to begin work in the late summer or early fall on The Settlement on Shoecreek, a 700-unit TND off Sullivan Road in Central.

The Settlement will feature a variety of apartments, cottages, townhomes and single-family homes spread over 150 acres, along with retail and office space, said Central Mayor Jr.

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