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Cuba's Raul Castro to US: If you want normal relations, you give back Guantanamo base

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:14
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century
Measles outbreak with Disneyland origins grows to 95 cases
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:14
LOS ANGELES — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles
Dr. Norman Francis, Xavier University president, named Zulu grand marshal
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:14
Xavier President Dr. Norman Francis has been named as the Zulu grand marshal, the organization announced Wednesday (Jan. 28). Francis, 83, announced in September 2014 that
Jindal says he’ll suggest ‘options’
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:09
Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he’ll offer lawmakers “suggested solutions” in February that could lessen the depth of next year’s budget cuts as the state grapples with a $1.6 billion projected shortfall. The Republican governor’s 2015-16 budget proposal is due to lawmakers Feb. 27. It will outline Jindal’s recommendations for closing the gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Jindal administration already is floating the possibility the proposal will contain state…
Former Saints QB Jeff Blake: All teams deflate footballs
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:09
Former Saints quarterback Jeff Blake doesn’t understand all the hubbub over the Patriots allegedly deflating football during the AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts. To him, this is common practice. So common, in fact, Blake says the balls were slightly deflated by quarterbacks in every game he played during his 13 years in the league — and it’s worth mentioning he played for seven different teams. Continue reading full story at The Advocate’s Black…
Delay in construction of Louisiana plant tied to falling oil prices
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:09
LAKE CHARLES, LA (WVUE) - The steep plunge in crude oil prices leads to growing concerns in Southwest Louisiana about the fate of a proposed $14 billion plant. The global energy company Sasol announced a delay Wednesday for its proposed gas-to-liquid plant near Lake Charles. Sasol executives say they want to conserve cash in the wake of sharply lower oil prices.The facility was scheduled to be built next to another Sasol plant. According to the…
Davis leaves, returns to game vs Denver
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:09
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Pelicans win streak was snapped at four game by the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night, but the bigger scare came in the third quarter when Anthony Davis took an awkward fall and had to be helped off the court. He would return in the fourth. "Looks like he just has a groin injury right now," said head Coach Monty Williams. "They'll MRI it tomorrow morning to find out for sure.…
LSU basketball notches 3rd straight win, beating South Carolina 64-58
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:09
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - LSU's third straight win was not easy, as South Carolina stayed within two possessions the entire game. But the Tigers' defense held strong in the final minute to preserve the victory, 64-58. With just over a minute left, sophomore guard Tim Quarterman drew three defenders as he drove to the basket, but sneaked the ball through the horde to Jarell Martin for a wide open dunk to put the Tigers…
Council taps lawyer for St. George fight
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 22:14
Updated at 7:30 p.m. — What promises to be a long and hard-fought legal battle between the city of Baton Rouge and the proposed City of St. George has just begun. The Metro Council voted Wednesday evening to hire Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson to represent the city-parish in its efforts to halt the St. George incorporation, over the objections of some St. George supporters and council members who said it is unfair to…
Donor to give $40 million to LSU
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 22:14
As Louisiana lawmakers consider dramatic cuts to higher education, LSU received news that a donor, who the institution would not identify, would pledge $40 million to benefit the university. This marks the largest planned gift ever made to LSU, according to the university’s press release. Half will go to academics and half will go to athletics. “When realized, it will ensure that our future engineering students and student athletes will have the resources they need…

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