Coroners say obesity epidemic is forcing them to buy bigger body bags

With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being too small.

Jury convicts Lafayette rapper 'Vicious' of Inciting a Riot With Death

Eric Johnson, the Lafayette rapper known as “Vicious,” has been convicted of Inciting a Riot With Death, according to the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court’s office.

Kansas considers loosening its gun laws

Kansas is moving toward removing what some gun rights advocates see as its last major restriction on firearms, with the state Senate giving first-round approval Wednesday to a bill that would end a requirement for permits to carry concealed wea

Police: Slidell couple forced 1-year-old to drink beer

A 1-year-old boy, on several occasions, was forced to drink beer and then slapped when he regurgitated it, Slidell police said. Brett Flower, 24, and Krysten Verdin, 23, were arrested and face child cruelty charges.

What happens if DHS shuts down?

Congress has just two days until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and it's anyone's guess whether they'll take the department off the cliff.

FCC passes Net Neutrality rules in victory for open-internet activists

After more than a year of heated public debate, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday passed "net neutrality" rules

Kentucky woman trains dog to read

If you think a smart dog is one who can roll over or shakes hands on command, you haven't met Mia. Mia, can read. Or at least Mia's owner says she can.

How big butts have become big business

Kim Kardashian is boosting plastic surgeons' bottom lines.

Hanks, Brokaw honored in New Orleans

Actor Tom Hanks and veteran NBC journalist Tom Brokaw were awarded the American Spirit Award Tuesday night at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Baby survived Oso landslide that killed 43 people

At just five months old, Duke Suddarth survived the unthinkable, wrapped in the arms of his mother, Amanda Skorjanc.