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Larry Summers withdraws name for Fed chair job

After months of contentious public debate, Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, sources familiar with the decision confirmed to CNN.

Injured BRPD officer gets gift

Twin Peaks, Cadillac Cafe and the 4th Sunday Motorcycle Riders teamed up to help raise  money to offset medical bills for injured  Officer Wallace Britton's family expenses. 

Troop A day draws big crowd

Louisiana State Police brought out their high tech tools and emergency gear to teach kids what they need to know to stay safe. It's all part of state police's annual Troop A day.

Hurricane Ingrid, Tropical Storm Manuel hit Mexico, killing 15

Rivers overflowed their banks, mudslides buried houses and roadways flooded as fierce tropical storm systems hit opposite sides of Mexico, killing at least 15 people, state media reported.

Social Security makes $1.3 billion in overpayments

The Social Security Administration has paid an estimated $1.3 billion in disability insurance payments to thousands of people who weren't eligible for the benefits, a government watchdog report finds.

Business owner: Jersey boardwalk fire 'slow-motion disaster'

"We felt paralyzed." Eric Faranda stood helpless as flames engulfed his New Jersey business of 20 years -- newly rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy tore it apart less than a year ago.

Conference to help families of disabled persons get a game plan

Parents and caregivers of disabled persons got a crash course in creating a game plan for their loved one's future.

Test drive to raise dough for Zachary High School

Parents and seniors at Zachary High School came out Saturday to test drive cars and help raise big bucks for the school.

Flood-weary Colorado awaits more rain; more than 270 'unaccounted for'

The mission for emergency responders in northern Colorado Saturday: "To bring order to a chaotic situation," as an incident commander put it.

Gates of the '13th Gate' open early for Friday the 13th scares

It’s the scare that most people wait all year to feel at the 13th Gate. This year, for one special night, the creators have opened the doors to the attraction early to frighten people for Friday the 13th.