Author: Associated Press


Nike signs deal with Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL. Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an “All American Icon” and crediting attorney Ben Meiselas for getting the deal done. Kaepernick also posted a […]

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Students gather, rally at Capitol

College students worried their campuses could close their doors mid-semester swarmed the Louisiana Capitol steps Wednesday to protest the threat of deep budget reductions, chanting “No more cuts!” Crystal Harris showed up in a full cap and gown, bearing a sign that said “Can I graduate please?”     Courtesy […]


U.S.- Pakistan relations strained

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has no “definitive evidence” that Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden had been living in the compound where Navy SEALs killed him, but the Pakistanis must now show convincingly their commitment to defeating the al-Qaida terrorist network, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday.Michele Flournoy, the top policy […]


Southern dismisses AD LaFleur

BATON ROUGE – Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur was fired Wednesday following his arrest Sunday night on a misdemeanor prostitution count in downtown Houston.Southern Chancellor Kofi Lomotey announced LaFleur’s dismissal in a university news release Wednesday night, a little more than 72 hours after the 52-year-old LaFleur was arrested […]


Disasters devastate Japan

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan – The elderly couple fled their home on foot as the warning sirens blared. But they could not keep up with their neighbors and fell behind as the tsunami rushed in.Nearly a week later, 71-year-old Taeko Kanno and her husband are still missing. “I think there is no […]


Election ends in power shift

WASHINGTON – House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner pledged Wednesday that Republicans will use their new majority to seek a “smaller, less costly, and more accountable government,” and said he hoped President Barack Obama would join them.”We hope he is willing to work with us on these priorities. But as I have […]


Governor preps for potential bailout

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana could get another round of multi-million dollar budget relief from Washington, and even as Gov. Bobby Jindal complains about federal spending, he outlined plans for using the extra aid if it comes.The proposal under discussion by Congress would extend by six months a boost in federal […]


GSU garners standout football signees

The list of players who signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play football at Grambling State University (along with position, height, weight, school and hometown) included:Quinton Crowe, linebacker, 6-2, 225, Ruston High School Frank Rivers, quarterback, 6-5, 205, Fairfield (Ala.) Central High School Hakeem Lassiter, offensive lineman, 6-3, 300, […]


Appeals court upholds Gallot ruling

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Board of Ethics can’t challenge the dismissal of conflict-of-interest charges against a state lawmaker, an appeals court ruled in the first challenge of ethics laws put in place by Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state Legislature.The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal refused a request by […]