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Landrieu residency case dismissed by Baton Rouge judge

19th JDC Judge Wilson Fields dismissed a residency case filed against U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu who's hoping to hold on to her Senate seat. The suit was filed by State Representative Paul Hollis, who withdrew his bid for Senate in July.

Many Americans don’t save for retirement, but it’s not too late to start

Some startling new studies have found that nearly half of all Americans haven't developed a financial plan for retirement, and up to a third have no retirement savings or pension.

Lawmakers feel Obama is sending mixed messages about ISIS

While NATO allies are in Wales again Friday trying to figure out how to deal with ISIS and Russia, lawmakers in Washington claim the Obama administration is sending mixed messages about how far the U.S. will go to bring ISIS to its knees.

Landrieu residency case scheduled for Baton Rouge Judge Friday morning

An assistant for 19th Judicial District Judge Wilson Fields says the Judge will be in court at 9:00 AM Friday, and he's expecting to see former U.S. Senate Candidate Paul Hollis and current U.S.

17-year-old catches 693 lbs swordfish off FL coast

It was a very memorable Labor Day for the Sattar family of North Palm Beach, Florida Adam Sattar, 17, was behind the electric reel of his family's boat when he caught a 693 pound swordfish.

Joan Rivers: dead at 81 years old

Joan Rivers, the sassy comedian whose gossipy "can we talk" persona catapulted her into a career as a headlining talk-show host, best-selling author and red-carpet maven, has died. She was 81.

Dog in Oregon eats 43 socks

It's a mystery many have wondered about at times: Where do all those missing socks go when you lose them? Next time it happens, you may want to check your dog.

Child gets stuck inside washing machine at TX laundromat

A 5-year-old girl remained in the hospital Wednesday, recovering from injuries sustained after getting stuck inside an operating washing machine Tuesday night in Pasadena, Texas.

Obama looks to get support from European leaders on Ukraine & possible military strikes in Syria

President Obama is in Great Britain for a NATO Summit, where he's hoping to get support for Ukraine and possible military action in Syria.

Florida chef bans ketchup from restaurant

A popular Fort Myers, Florida restaurant has taken ketchup off the menu. Chef and owner Xavier Duclos says he simply won't allow the condiment in his kitchen or dining room.

Obama sends more troops to Iraq

President Obama's trip to the Baltics and the NATO summit has been overshadowed by the horrible news of another American beheaded by the militant group ISIS.

Utah girl inspires deaf Marvel comic book hero

Hawkeye landed time on the big screen with Marvel's recent Avengers movies, but some fans may not know the arrow-wielding hero historically experienced severe hearing loss in the comic books.

Gun violence costs U.S. taxpayers $500M a year

Gunshot wounds are costing the American taxpayer half a billion dollars a year, according to a study from the Urban Institute.

Hunters bag new MS state record with 756 lbs alligator

(WLBT) Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi.

MI: father upset child’s bus stop in front of sex offender’s house

Another school year is upon us and for thousands of kids, that means riding the bus. But one dad noticed something that he calls scary about his daughters' new stop.