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Stocks: All eyes on jobs

The state of the job market will be front and center this week, but a smattering of other U.S. economic data and corporate earnings will also be in play.

McCain honors passing of cellmate from Vietnam War

Retired Col. George "Bud" Day was the "bravest man I ever knew," Sen. John McCain said Sunday of the war hero with whom he shared a cell as a prisoner in North Vietnam.

Mother questions police action in death of her son

Tryis Wilkerson's family and friends are devastated. Sharon Wilkerson Thompson is Wilkerson's mom. She doesn't understand why her son was killed. Now she's demanding answers from Baton Rouge police.

Why millennials are leaving the church

At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb.

Hundreds of relatives learn about themselves, each other, at family reunion

Saint James High School was a busy place this weekend. People learned a lot, but there were no students, no teachers, and no classes.

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.