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Firefox gets into the smartphone business

A new smartphone operating system is joining the fray.

Neighbors proud to have America Street renamed for Rev. Charles T. Smith

Rare is the occasion when people are proud to see the name America removed from something. But residents in Old South Baton Rouge are proud of the city's decision to change America St. into Rev. Charles T. Smith Dr.

Metairie teen heads to Boston’s Berklee College for summer program

A Metairie teenager with a passion for music is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. He'll spend the summer in Boston studying music with the best. Oddly enough, he owes it all to Hurricane Katrina.

Oil prices at 2013 high above $103 a barrel

Oil prices reached their highest point in more than a year Friday, driven by anxiety over a military coup in Egypt.

Local animal shelter keeps animals cool to prevent heat exhaustion

  South Louisiana can get downright uncomfortable in the summer and as bad as it is for us, it's even worse for man's best friend.

June jobs report: Hiring beats expectations

The job market made solid improvement last month, sending signals to markets that the Federal Reserve is on track to start pulling back on its stimulus program.

Three tubers stranded during 4th of July outing; spent the night on a sandbar

Three people spent the night on a sandbar in Holden after they were stranded during a tubing trip.

Rapper 50 Cent charged with violence against ex-girlfriend

Curtis Jackson -- known professionally as the rapper 50 Cent -- was accused by a prosecutor Wednesday of kicking a woman and ransacking her bedroom during an argument at her Los Angeles condo last month.

Virginia child killed by stray bullet during 4th of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was shot in head by a stray bullet, Chesterfield Police said.

Portion of Lee Drive to see partial, full closure for sewer repairs

Lee Drive will have intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, July 8, with a full closure scheduled from Thursday, July 18 through Monday, July 22.