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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:02
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally. The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent…
Tropical Blog: Tropical wave remains organized
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:59
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The tropical wave remains organized in terms of rotation clearly visible on satellite, but a lack of convection near the center and no well-defined center is keeping the NHC from classifying it as a depression or storm. However, they indicate their hand is on the trigger and an upgrade in status could happen at any moment. Computer models are in relatively close agreement that the storm will trek toward the…
Fifth Circuit Strikes Down Mississippi’s Abortion Law. What It Means In Louisiana.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:13
Yesterday, a three judge panel (voting two to one) of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Mississippi’s controversial law requiring that physicians who perform abortions maintain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. The law, the court noted, would effectively result in the closure of Mississippi’s one and only abortion clinic, thereby forcing women in need of an abortion to travel to another state. Mississippi had argued that women seeking…
Baton Rouge voter discrimination case heads to trial in federal court Monday
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:12
African Americans have for years outnumbered white people in Baton Rouge, so do black residents still need the federal government to protect them from being disenfranchised
Sempra Energy secures loans for Cameron Parish project
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:02
Sempra Energy and its partners are expected to pull the trigger next week on building a proposed $10 billion liquefied natural gas export facility in Cameron Parish, according to the Wall Street Journal. Cameron LNG has secured $7.5 billion in loans for the project, which will ship natural gas to Japan. The facility will be able to ship 13.1 million tons of LNG per year, and Japanese firms have already agreed to buy 8.8 million…
Salvation Army collects school supplies for needy kids
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:12
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge is pledging to help the community's children prepare for the upcoming school year by providing backpacks filled with school supplies. "We want to assist at least 500 children off the top this year,” said Capt. Brett Meredith. “We've done this on a much smaller scale in the past and next year, we want to double that." Organizers had already stuffed 300 bags by…
Low pressure in Atlantic Ocean continues to show signs of organization
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:12
MIAMI, FL (WAFB) - The National Hurricane Center said showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean remain limited, but it continues to show signs of organization. It was located about 1,150 miles east of the southern Windward Islands at 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to forecasters, the low could develop into a tropical depression later in the day or Thursday. The chance of formation remains high at 70 percent…
A new look online
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 06:00
Today we’re debuting a new look for theadvocate.com, and we’d like to hear what you think of it. We’ve redesigned Louisiana’s best news website to make it easier for you to find the coverage you like and to make our appearance more uniform no matter where you find us, from a your desktop to your tablet to your mobile phone. While our appearance is changing, our values remain the same. We’re still a Louisiana-owned news…
Parents express frustration over Louisiana fight on Common Core
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 05:09
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The gloves are off between the heavyweights who will decide the future of Common Core in Louisiana. As the school year approaches, students and their parents can only watch as Gov. Bobby Jindal and state education leaders fight over the issue. Parents listened to speakers provide information on the Common Core plan Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church. Tangent Rheams, who has a daughter at Scotlandville Middle Magnet, was…
Low pressure in Atlantic Ocean shows well-organized circulation
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:09
MIAMI, FL (WAFB) - The National Hurricane Center said showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean remain limited, but the circulation of the system is well organized. It was located about 1,300 miles east of the southern Windward Islands at 1 a.m. Wednesday. According to forecasters, the low could develop into a tropical depression later in the day or Thursday. The chance of formation remains at 70 percent…
 

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