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Starbucks pushing back smokers 25-feet from doorway

If you're a smoker and you like your Starbucks, you're going to have to find somewhere else to light up. The Seattle-based company will now require smokers to stand at least 25-feet away from the business while smoking.

Baton Rouge raid seizes $1 million in counterfeit shoes

Agents made one arrest and seized 3,082 pieces of fake designer shoes and purses with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1 million in a raid of a Baton Rouge store.

Large asteroid zipping past Earth, dragging its own moon along

An asteroid is whizzing past Earth on Friday -- and it's traveling with its own moon in tow. 1998 QE2, as it is called, will not come anywhere near enough to collide with our world.

Poll: Clinton's favorable ratings drop

In a new survey of potential 2016 presidential candidates, 52% of registered voters say they have a favorable opinion of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, down from 61% who said the same thing in February.

8th-grade spelling champ on hearing his word: 'I got this'

New York eighth-grader Arvind Mahankali is the fiercest speller around. No word can foil him, as he proved Thursday when he beat out other Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants by spelling "knaidel" correctly.

Seat belt checkpoint highlights importance of buckling up

One in five people in Louisiana put their lives in unnecessary danger every time they get in a car. And for many, the threat of a ticket is not enough to convince them to buckle their seat belt.

Mexican court frees Arizona mom accused of drug smuggling

A Mexican court released an American woman detained over allegations she tried to smuggle 12 pounds of marijuana under a bus seat.

Grease fire sparks blaze in home of elderly Lafayette man

A grease fire destroyed an elderly man’s home this afternoon. Fortunately, he was not injured.

New Orleans boy shot twice in one year celebrates 11th birthday

A New Orleans boy who was shot twice in a year is celebrating his 11th birthday. "I'm happy because my child lived to see another year of his birthday," mother Tynia Allen said.

Bill that would delay teacher evaluation system dies

A controversial bill that would delay the start of teacher evaluations died in the Senate Education Committee. The proposed law would use this first year of evaluations as data only.