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Judge deciding if Fort Hood suspect needs lawyer

FORT HOOD, Texas — A military judge could decide Thursday whether the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood is trying to guarantee himself a death sentence.

Defense attorneys ordered to help Maj. Nidal Hasan as he represents himself during his murder trial said they believe he is trying to convince jurors to convict him. After only one day of testimony, the lawyers said, they couldn't watch him fulfill a death wish.

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Scientists collect water near site of blown well

NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO — Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the G...

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47 rescued from Gulf rig; natural gas leaking

47 rescued from Gulf rig; natural gas leaking

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal authorities say natural gas but not oil is flowing uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast, forcing the evacuation of 47 workers aboar...

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Override the Veto Louisiana group sticks around

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A group that formed in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to hold a veto override session isn't disappearing even though the session won't be held.

Leaders o...

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Blue Cross describes health law impact on customer premiums

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, estimated Wednesday that two-thirds of its customers who buy their own ...

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Teachers retiring in high numbers

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana teachers are continuing to retire at higher-than-usual numbers — more than 7,500 in the last two years.

The number of retirements in 2013 incr...

Jindal: 'No interest' in US Senate race in 2014

Jindal: 'No interest' in US Senate race in 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that he has no plans to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu next year, despite frequent specula...

Last Updated ( July 09, 2013 )

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