Louisiana's highways rank 35th in the nation

Louisiana's state highway system is ranked 35th in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency in the latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Paula Deen fallout: A mess for suppliers?

As Paula Deen's home-goods empire unravels, companies making or distributing her products -- everything from pots and pans to dishes and scented candles -- may be left with a messy situation of their own.

Guantanamo lawsuit: End forced feedings before Ramadan

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, lawyers for four Guantanamo Bay captives are trying to end forced-feeding at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba.

Child's body found under tarp in middle of Texas street

Children playing in a Texas suburb made a gruesome discovery Monday -- the decomposing body of a child on a residential street.

Kremlin: Snowden has given up on plan to stay in Russia

Edward Snowden has abandoned his effort to seek asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin warned that he would have to stop leaking information about U.S. surveillance programs if he wanted to stay, a Russian official said Tuesday.

Memorial ceremony to be held honoring fallen Arizona firefighters

A memorial ceremony will be held today to honor the 19 Arizona firefighters who were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yavapai County in Arizona.

Meeting with realtors brings optimism to neighbors of sewer plant

After decades of fighting, people who live in the University Place subdivision finally have a sense of hope.

Western U.S. seared by heat as eastern U.S. deluged by storms

Mother Nature is showing her versatility in wildly disparate ways across the country. While dangerously hot temperatures broil the Southwest, parts of the Northeast grapple with flooding from torrential storms.

Redlight cameras 'do they work' new report finds sometimes

A new study by the East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works found that the number of dangerous right angle crashes dropped 40 percent since redlight cameras went up; however, they also noticed the number of rear end accidents went up 4 perce

25-year-old man drowns while swimming during camp party in Cocodrie

A 25-year-old man drowned during a party at a camp site in Cocodrie.