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Jobless claims fall, point to improving job market

Amid a slew of gloomy economic news, here's a bright spot: Claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to slight improvement in the job market.

Suspects' mother says bombing was staged with paint instead of blood

The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake.

Obama to attend memorial for victims of Texas plant explosion

In a central Texas town still looking for answers, President Barack Obama will join the community of West on Thursday for a memorial service for the 14 people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion last week.

Two fuel barges on Alabama's Mobile River explode; 3 hurt

Authorities kept their distance as a fire raged on board a pair of fuel barges on Thursday morning, hours after exploding at a docking area on Alabama's Mobile River.

Murder victim's family leads deputies to suspect

To find April Vanderlinden's alleged killer, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office got an unlikely assist from her family. Deputies arrested Ryan Pourciau, 18, a day after they say he killed Vanderlinden at her home.

U.S. Airways raises ticket changing fee

A day after United Airlines bumped up their change ticket fee, U.S. Airways has done the same. Both airlines are now charging passengers $200 to change their tickets, and the fees are even higher for international travel.

Tornado rips into New Orleans suburb

Two tornadoes ripped into a New Orleans suburb Wednesday afternoon, damaging homes and knocking down power lines, but no injuries were reported, the National Weather Service and local authorities said.

Port Allen shooting puts victim in hospital; WBR Sheriffs chase suspect across river into Baton Rouge

FOX44 has confirmed that a shooting occurred in a Wal*Mart parking lot near Port Allen. The shooting turned into a pursuit as the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

Medicaid expansion debate gets heated

The idea of taking more Medicaid dollars from the federal government has many up in arms.

SCAM ALERT: Con artists claim to be offering $100 gift card from COX cable

A new phone scam is attempting to gain personal information from callers by claiming to be a representative from COX cable.