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Seven still missing from deadly Texas tornadoes

A North Texas community forged ahead in a massive cleanup, and the search for the missing continued Friday from 16 tornadoes that ripped through the area.

Two Minnesota women sentenced for funding Somali militants

A federal court has sentenced two Minnesota women to lengthy prison sentences for soliciting donations in the name of charity, then funneling the funds to Somali militants.

Senate Finance Committee gets first crack at budget

With millions of taxpayer dollars in their hands, state senators are getting their first look at the state's budget. The Finance Committee is deciding where cuts can be made and where money needs to go.

State troopers recognized, awarded for efforts

Officers from across the state were recognized today for their extraordinary efforts on the job.

Firefighters rescue woman from vehicle that crashed into Ward’s Creek

Firefighters and emergency responders saved a woman’s life after her vehicle crashed and landed at the bottom of an embankment.

Southern University’s spring graduation set for May 17

Bernette J. Johnson, the first African-American Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, will be the commencement speaker when 714 Southern University students receive their diplomas at the 2013 spring commencement ceremony.

Powerball jackpot 3rd largest in U.S. history

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $475 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.

Police arrest suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

New Orleans police said they arrested a suspect in the Mother's Day shooting that left 19 people wounded this week.

Suspect: Boston payback for hits on Muslims

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon attack indicated that the bombing was retribution for what he called U.S. attacks against Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, a law enforcement official said.

Hundreds demand legislature finds funding for scholarship program

Governor Bobby Jindal joined hundreds of parents and students at the Louisiana State Capitol to show support for the school voucher program.