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Richard Adams, author of 'Watership Down,' dies at 96

... file photo author Richard Adams poses for a photograph. The daughter of British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book "Watership Down" became a classic...

Baton Rouge mayor's race officially begins with entry of Bodi White

Sharon Weston Broome and Metro Councilman John Delgado — for a two-person December runoff. The other announced candidates — former council ... What's shaping up...

How the Washington Redskins sealed the deal to get Josh Norman

On the surface, it has the feeling of a classic splash acquisition by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder -- a five-year deal worth $75 million. But...

John Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial, underlines U.S.-Japan alliance

... Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion and E.U. High...

Louisiana's budget is a hot mess: How we got here

Named for former Lake Charles lawmaker Vic Stelly, the plan raised income taxes on mostly moderate-to-wealthy people and did away with a sales tax on...

John Bel Edwards inauguration: What's happening today

Lance Harris, is asking his members to back a different candidate, Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie. While Leger should have the ... Conservative organizations have had...

Hillary Clinton emails touch on Mary Landrieu, David Vitter and Anh 'Joseph' Cao

He notes that Landrieu, who lost her bid for a fourth term last December, reportedly "has been using her leverage to attempt to change the...

Crowd protests Bobby Jindal presidential announcement

Protesters gathered outside as Bobby Jindal announced his run for president Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he's running for president at the Lake Pontchartrain...

Richmond feels heat on trade bill, as support in Louisiana House delegation ...

"This ad is a message to Ami Bera and every other politician that the trade debate is enormously important to working families," said AFL-CIO President...

2 fellow candidates for governor question Sen. Vitter's effectiveness

Democrat Bel Edwards, while repeating the "ineffective" label pinned on him by Dardenne, said Vitter's also been a "conservative ideologue" that fights legislation that could...

Tulane to confer degrees on 3000 students at Saturday commencement

Master of Liberal Arts: Stephen Russell Estrada, Wanda Gail Henson, Kihela Helen Jordan, Matthew Christopher Martin, Amy Sue Peterson, Israel Route, Rebecca Lynn Shomo, Tiffanie...

Mike Johnson: Superman for Louisiana's religious right?

But Johnson's rise as the darling of Louisiana social conservative power circle isn't a recent development. It started about 15 years ago. Johnson married Kelly,...

John Curtis spring practice report: Blaine Hebert leads QB competition

Equally as pressing is the Patriots' holes on defense left by All-State selections Bo Wallace, Mike Corcoran and Hunter Dale. Wallace and Corcoran were regular...

Watergate journalist Bob Woodward to address Loyola commencement ...

Bachelor of Liberal Studies: Kimberly Batiste, Jacque Kerry Bordere, Grace M. Connors, Rachel S. W. Guidry, Sara Hurtado, Andre Anthony Jones, Alejandra Maria Menendez, Lauren...

Vitter, others, debate what happens if Supreme Court invalidates Obamacare ...

David Vitter holds hearing on the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune) (Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune) ... Jeffrey...

Louisiana International Film Festival releases full lineup for 2015: See the ...

4:30 p.m.: International Short Animations (120 min) "Wackatdoo" (Benjamin Arcand/Canada); "Wolfgang, Wolfgang Jr." (James Kwan/USA); "Diji Death Sails" (Dmitri Voloshin/Moldova); "Enhebrado" (Eduardo Solera/Spain); "Cinderella: A...

Louisiana's budget is a fiscal mess: How did we get here?

Named for former Lake Charles lawmaker Vic Stelly, the plan put income taxes on mostly moderate-to-wealthy people and did away with a sales tax on...

Emeril's restaurants in New Orleans

Chef de cuisine David Slater has been manning Emeril's stove since 2008, bringing a searching curiosity and international flavor to an institutional aesthetic that ranges...

New revenue from hotels will extend New Orleans tourism marketing during the ...

The package will include holiday-themed "Follow Your Joy" ads, which also will run as part of a $340,000 extended online holiday campaign in 13 metropolitan...

In Louisiana Senate race, voters looking for the real (conservative) thing ...

The biggest example of this is Obamacare, on which Landrieu cast one of the critical supporting votes to jam the law home before Massachusetts Republican...

What a difference a decade makes on marriage equality: John Denison

They were fighting for a basic right against religious fundamentalists and conservative politicians who were plotting to deny them the right to civil marriage. ...

What's on TV tonight? 'Gotham,' 'Scorpion,' 'Koch'

Elected in the 1970s during the city's fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era — fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

Democratic Senate chances improve - did the GOP peak too soon?: James Varney

Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Bill Cassidy after an update on the implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act from David Miller, FEMA's Associate...

Congress likely to do little and SEC drops court case seeking help for ...

In a National Journal article, Norm Ornstein, the veteran congressional watcher for the conservative American Enterprise Institute, wrote about the strong motivation to do as...

Education experts are skeptical of Bobby Jindal's new Common Core lawsuit

Philly.com "I think it's silly," said Chas Roemer, president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, about Jindal's legal action against the U.S. Department...

Kevin Costner's locally shot 'Black and White' to open 2014 New Orleans Film ...

"The Big Beat," which profiles the early years of local music icons Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, will close things out a week later, on...

On the Hill: Bollinger helps a Mississippi senator and Bill Cassidy writes ...

Thad Cochran, R-Miss., appeared in danger of losing a Republican primary to Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, former Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour formed a...