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  • Double-homicide under investigation in Metairie

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking into what may have led to a double-homicide on Clifford Drive in Metairie.

  • This undated photo shows Tulsa Sheriff's Dept. reserve deputy Robert Bates, now facing a charge of manslaughter.

    Okla. reservist pleads not guilty to manslaughter, cleared for Bahamas vacation

    (CNN) — An Oklahoma reserve sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting a man he says he meant to subdue with a Taser pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of second-degree manslaughter. At the hearing, the judge granted Robert Bates permission to go to the Bahamas for a family vacation. That decision prompted a response from the family of Eric Harris, the man Bates killed. “We are not surprised that Mr. Bates pled not guilty. We are, however, surprised that […]

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    Capitol police tell lawmakers to tone down parties

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — With the annual Memorial Day and Fourth of July concerts just around the corner, top congressional leaders agreed to back law enforcement officials’ plan to rein in the celebrations in U.S. Capitol — parties that have at times spiraled out of control in recent years. As CNN first reported last month, the U.S. Capitol Police Board sent a letter to congressional leaders in early March calling for the changes, citing security concerns, mounting overtime costs and an […]

  • This undated photo shows Tulsa Sheriff's Dept. reserve deputy Robert Bates, now facing a charge of manslaughter.

    Okla. reserve deputy’s training records allegedly falsified

    (CNN) — Some supervisors at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office were told to forge Robert Bates’ training records, and when three of them refused, they were reassigned to less desirable assignments, the Tulsa World reported. Bates’ training has come under scrutiny since the 73-year-old volunteer deputy killed Eric Harris on April 2. Bates claims he meant to use his Taser but accidentally fired his handgun instead. The newspaper said the Sheriff’s Office provided a list of the courses Bates received […]

  • A sperm whale investigates a robotic submersible in the Gulf of Mexico, April 14, 2015.

    A whale of a visit in the Gulf

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Oceanographers studying in the Gulf of Mexico got an up-close-and-personal visit from a sperm whale, some 2,000 feet below the waterline this week. “The moment was both incredibly thrilling and beautiful,” Susan Poulton said in an email.  Poulton works with the crew of the E/V Nautilus, which caught the encounter on video. The E/V Nautilus is on a six-month voyage that will take it from the Gulf through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific Ocean. You can […]

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    Pearl Harbor remains to be exhumed

    (CNN) — Remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted-for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed this year, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The hope is that most of the battleship’s sailors and Marines can be identified. “The secretary of defense and I will work tirelessly to ensure your loved one’s remains will be recovered, identified, and returned to you as expeditiously as possible, and we will do so with dignity, respect and care,” […]

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    Putin approves sale of anti-aircraft missiles to Iran

    (CNN) — Russia has lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defense system to Iran, drawing criticism from the United States and Israel. “The big concern in the West … and especially in Israel is that these Russian missiles will be able to help shield Iran’s nuclear facilities from any future airstrikes,” said CNN senior international correspondent Matthew Chance. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the move Monday to end the ban on shipping the S-300 anti-aircraft missile […]

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    Lincoln Assassination: 150 years later

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — On April 14, 1865, an actor and Confederate sympathizer named John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. The following morning, less than a week after the end of the Civil War, Lincoln would become the first American president killed in office. It was the crime of the 19th century. Booth fled the building and, along with co-conspirator David Herold, evaded the authorities for nearly two weeks. Booth was shot and killed during […]

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    Deputy charged with manslaughter after accidentally shooting unarmed black man

    (CNN) — Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Bates has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Eric Courtney Harris, the Tulsa County district attorney said Monday. Police say Bates thought he pulled out his Taser but “inadvertently” fired his gun. (CNN) — The reserve deputy who shot a suspect with his firearm rather than his stun gun, and another deputy who can be heard cursing at the suspect after he was shot, were not in their normal […]

  • Get the Skinny: Cut salt, but keep dinner easy

    No matter how much we try to stick with fresh, all-natural foods, let’s face it: we’re pressed for time, and sometimes frozen dinners are just oh-so-easy.

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    Hummus recalled over listeria fears

    (CNN) — Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The nationwide recall is voluntary. So far, no illnesses caused by the hummus have been reported. The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a Michigan store on March 30 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA issued a list of the products in the recall (click here).  Anyone who […]

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    Critics say missile program wasted $10 billion

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–A missile-defense system that was supposed to keep Americans safe from foreign threats may have wasted billions of dollars, according to a new investigative report in the Los Angeles Times. CNN’s Brian Todd has a closer look at the programs’ failings.