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White House says feds doing their part in flood response

Posted 8/23/2016 in National

President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority.

 

 

Official: Gulf Coast states most vulnerable to Zika

Posted 8/22/2016 in National

A National Institutes of Health official said Sunday that the Zika virus could "hang around" the United States for a year or two.

 

 

Thankful flood victim finds humor amid tragedy

Posted 8/22/2016 in National

Chuck and Karen Craft are among the thousands of Louisiana residents dragging furniture, appliances and other belongings out of flood-ravaged homes.

 

 

Taking heat, US officials defend $400M cash payment to Iran

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

The Obama administration on Friday defended its decision to make a $400 million cash delivery to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners, saying the payment wasn't ransom because the Islamic Republic would have soon recouped the money one way or another.

 

 

In spite of email controversy, Clinton holds edge over Trump

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton can't seem to escape her use of a private email server as she runs for president.

 

 

Trump campaign chairman Manafort resigns

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine.

 

 

Trump to black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance.

 

 

Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for 'Obamacare'

Posted 8/20/2016 in National

Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation's long-running political drama over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

 

Obama administration to phase out some private prison use

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.

 

 

Trump says 'I do regret' some caustic campaign statements

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

In a highly uncharacteristic move aimed at resetting his struggling campaign, Donald Trump has said for the first time that he regrets some of the caustic comments he's made that may have caused people pain.

 

 

Why it matters: Income inequality and the election

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.

 

 

Clinton's foundation to alter donations policy if elected

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election.

 

 

Republicans slam Obama after explanation of $400M payment to Iran

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

The Obama administration is facing a storm of Republican criticism after acknowledging that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.

 

 

Baton Rouge's summer of pain: Shootings, unrest, now floods

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

Anger. Sorrow. Vengeful glee. Guilt. Terrence Carter has experienced it all during Baton Rouge's summer of pain. And on Thursday, as he walked through the dirty water on the floor of his home, Carter said he was experiencing, of all things, hope.

 

 

Why it matters: Opioid epidemic and the 2016 election

Posted 8/18/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014.

 

 

Clinton shrugs off Trump shakeup, attacks his tax plan

Posted 8/18/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton shrugged off Donald Trump's latest campaign shakeup Wednesday, saying he's the "same man" who would cut taxes for rich people while she would force the super-wealthy to pay more.

 

 

Weary GOP hopeful Trump staff shake-up triggers new momentum

Posted 8/18/2016 in National

Weary Republican leaders are accepting Donald Trump's latest staff shake-up, hopeful that a new leadership team can reverse the New York businessman's struggles even as some worry it's too little too late.

 

 

Google's search engine directs voters to the ballot box

Posted 8/17/2016 in National

Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November's U.S. presidential election.

 

 

In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies

Posted 8/17/2016 in National

Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering up soaked family photos and mucking out houses dank with bayou mud, as the floodwaters started to recede across parts of southern Louisiana.

 

 

Trump accuses Clinton of 'bigotry,' says she opposes police

Posted 8/17/2016 in National

Donald Trump on Tuesday accused rival Hillary Clinton of "bigotry" and being "against the police," claiming that she and other Democrats have "betrayed the African American community" and pandered for votes.

 

 

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