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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018



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  • Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours.That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed temporary spending bill in pursuit of a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. When the high-stakes game of chicken ended Monday evening, liberal activists were furious, Republicans were giddy, and vulnerable Senate Democrats were quietly relieved.The episode exposed famil...

  • Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved.But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a week ago, they never really knew.Since arresting David and Louise Turpin earlier last week, authorities said they have learned the children were confined to the house, chained to furniture, starved ...

  • US rig count down by 3 to 936; Wyoming adds 3

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 936.That exceeds the 694 rigs that were active this time a year ago.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported on Friday that 747 rigs were drilling for oil and 189 for natural gas this week.Among oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming gained three rigs, West Virginia increased by two and Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Texas each gained one.Colorado and Ohio...

  • US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

    NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense."This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought," said Dr.

  • Edwards' budget: 'What falling off the cliff looks like'

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only months away from the expiration of $1 billion in state sales taxes, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his worst-case-scenario budget Monday, a spending plan that would end many of Louisiana's safety-net health programs and strip 80 percent of the financing for the beloved TOPS program that helps students pay for college."I am confident that none of you will want to be sending this budget to my desk for approval," Edwards told the Joint Legislative Co...

  • Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

    MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates across the country.Trump based his campaign on promises to stop illegal immigration and deport any immigrants in the country...

  • Coastal projects advancing this year

    Southeast Louisiana has nearly $1.2 billion in coastal restoration and protection projects that are completed or in the process of completion, including multimillion-dollar improvements for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes this year.The projects include:Whiskey Island: Construction to rebuild Whiskey Island, a barrier island in Terrebonne Parish, began in March of last year and the project is on track to be finished this April, Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove said last week.Ten million ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 18-21

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • Analysis: Edwards proposing Medicaid idea championed by GOP

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' announcement that he intends to pursue work requirements for some Medicaid recipients in Louisiana seemed to catch Republicans who have championed the idea by surprise.They want to make sure the Democratic governor follows through on the proposal they've pushed unsuccessfully — and that he doesn't get all the credit.Many question marks remain about what exactly Edwards wants to enact, what process he'll use and how many l...

  • Democrats, GOP hold out hope for ending government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.Democratic lawmakers challenged the president to get more involved and to accept bipartisan compromise as a way out of a shutdown that entered its second day Sunday amid fi...

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Sunday, January 21, 2018