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Councilwoman begins push for city-parish residency requirements again

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said she was shocked to learn just how far some city-parish workers are commuting to get a paycheck.

Want to age gracefully? Doctors say 'be happy'

You know the old expression, "Don't worry, be happy"? Now doctors say, there's something to that. Happiness really can keep you active.

National trend: lawyers are committing suicide at disturbing rates

Amid news of death penalties on the decline and murder rates dropping in cities like Chicago, it might surprise you to hear there's one death rate that's very high.

Consumer Watch: how to save money at the movies

Planning some trips to the theater between now and the Academy Awards? All of that movie going can empty the wallet. It’s Oscar season with nine nominees vying for this year's best picture statuette.

Maryland: Mom kills two children in exorcism

A Maryland church community is trying to make sense of the alleged deaths of two children at the hands of their mother, a former member.

Missouri man accused of intentionally spreading HIV

A 22-year-old man in Missouri is accused of knowingly trying to spread HIV. Prosecutors say the former Lindenwood university student engaged in sexual activity with more than 30 people after he discovered he had HIV.

Kraft Velveeta product recalled

Truitt Brothers is recalling more than a million pounds of a Kraft Velveeta product for failing to identify soy as an ingredient, the U.S. government announced on Monday.

Life without benefits gets tougher for jobless

Some of the 1.3 million jobless Americans entering their fourth week without federal benefits are facing tough choices.

Teen identified as malware author after Target, Neiman Marcus hacked

A security firm has identified a teenager in Russia as the author of the malware used in the cyberattacks against Target and Neiman Marcus, and warned retailers to be prepared for more potential breaches.

Rare recording of Martin Luther King Jr. talking about John F. Kennedy released

A previously unheard recording of Martin Luther King Jr. discussing John F. Kennedy will be played Monday in the place where the civil rights leader was assassinated.