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Yankees' Rodriguez: Rich contract may be adding on to woes

Alex Rodriguez says his record contract makes him an attractive target for a baseball ban or suspension, and may play a major role in his current woes.

Scheme to reel in pot at county jail hits a snag

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

19 horses killed in fire near Louisiana Downs

19 horses died in a fire at a large barn near Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Haughton just before 6:00 p.m., Thursday. A barn, the size of a football field at the River Point Racing and Equestrian Center, adjacent to the Haughton racetrack, caught fi

VIDEO: Man facing charges after his toddler walks out front door to gas station for milk

A Bossier City man faces charges after his 3-year-old toddler escaped from his house and went shopping for milk. Police arrested Jeremy Hutchison, 33, after his son walked out the front door to a local convenience store.

Stocks trim losses after jobs report

Wall Street doesn't like the jobs report, but it doesn't hate it either. Welcome to the "meh" market.

Robert Mugabe: African liberator, former honorary knight, aging ruler

After more than three decades, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not ready to give up power.

Bulger offers $822,000 to relatives of two murder victims

Defense attorneys said Friday that James "Whitey" Bulger is prepared to forfeit the assets found in his Santa Monica, California, apartment to the families of two men he is accused of murdering.

Ninth woman says San Diego mayor sexually harassed her

A ninth woman is accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.

Cooper excused from Eagles team activities to receive counseling

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday, wide-receiver, Riley Cooper, has been excused from all team activities so he can receive counseling in light of his recent actions.

85-year-old woman accused of attempted murder, domestic abuse, arson

An 85-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder, domestic abuse and arson following an incident at a home in Lake Charles.