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Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Starbucks sees big growth in China

Starbucks is selling a lot more coffee in China. According to its latest quarterly report, Starbucks saw a 30% year-over-year jump in revenues from its Asia-Pacific region, lifted by outstanding sales in China.

Tears flow with mud, water after papal events moved in Brazil

A Christian Carnival. That's how some in Rio have described the mood in the streets of Copacabana Beach, where hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims follow every step of visiting Pope Francis, an outspoken champion of the poor.

LSU faculty pleased but not satisfied with rare pay raise

For the first time since 2008, LSU is giving its faculty members raises. LSU president F. King Alexander announced the raises during Friday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

'Glee' cast holds private memorial for Cory Monteith

A number of "Glee" stars thought of Cory Monteith like a brother, and on Thursday they gathered to mourn the loss of their show business sibling.

POW’s remains returned to Louisiana 63 years after death in Korea

Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., went missing 63 years ago in Korea. Today, his remains were brought home to the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.

It's all in the family for the Kleinpeter family

Taylor Kleinpeter is the fifth generation in a long line of Kleinpeters to join the family business. She said growing up on the family farm there was no doubt in her mind that this is the job for her.

LSU faculty to receive raises for the first time in four years

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander announced Friday, July 26, that LSU System employees across the state will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years.

Ariel Castro pleads guilty to 937 counts, avoids death penalty

Three young kidnapping victims could be spared another ordeal because there may be no trial. Castro is accused of holding three women against their will for about a decade.

Teen girls still skipping HPV vaccine

Nearly half of all adolescent girls are still skipping the recommended HPV vaccine, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.