A federal appeals court is set to hear dueling arguments on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlement for compensating victims of its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Republican state lawmaker who had talked about entering Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has decided against a campaign.

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It would let the secretary of Health and Human Services override a $30 million cap on federal money for Chimp Haven if that would cut the cost of maintaining chimpanzees owned by the National Institutes of Health, which decided this year to end most medical research on humans' closest relative.

Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and state officials are asking doctors to keep an eye out for it.

la_sentencing_carouselLouisiana should shrink its prison population and costs by repealing minimum mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes.

A Republican outside political group says it will spend more than $2 million in advertising in the coming weeks to tie Senate Democrats Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to the health care overhaul.

In total, the state spent $6.1 million last calendar year compensating, in terms of taxable income, the elected members of the Legislature, including $4.3 million doled out by the House and $1.7 million by the Senate.

karma_carouselNo. But word of a pair of stabbings in the downtown mega club last weekend will no doubt have many shaking their heads and muttering, “I told ya so!”

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing for a four-year delay to changes to the federal government's flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

The 12th annual National Mix It Up at Lunch Day, sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project, encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day.

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