• The Latest: Senators want info. about driver in US illegally

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on fatal bus crash in Louisiana (all times local):

  • Tow truck operator Lee Maguire helps clean up the scene of a fatal wreck on Interstate 10 near Laplace on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. A bus full of construction workers, seen, hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing a few people and injuring dozens, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    Bus in crash carried potential flood-remediation workers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.

  • In this Dec. 29, 2015, file photo, LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) hurdles tight end Colin Jeter (81) as he rushes against Texas Tech during the first half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game in Houston. All eyes are on Fournette as fifth-ranked LSU enters Week 1 of a highly anticipated season. (AP Photo/Bob Levey, File)

    LSU’s Miles says less could mean more for Fournette

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU running back Leonard Fournette can live with a lessened workload, if that’s the way coach Les Miles wants it.

  • Recreational red snapper season to closes Sept. 5

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season will close Sept. 5.

  • Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL star Darren Sharper filed a federal court notice Friday that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case — a case in which he pleaded guilty.

  • WGN hit series ‘Underground’ moves production to Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — The second season of WGN America’s drama series “Underground” has moved filming to southeast Georgia.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence talks with Terry Munson, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind. Munson's home was hit by a tornado that passed through the area Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, right,  talks with Jessica Venable, left, and Nicole Sylvester, center, during his tour of damaged neighborhoods Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.  Edwards said afterward that like many other areas that flooded this month, people in Youngsville, La., were in areas that had never flooded and didn’t have to buy flood insurance. He says that insurance is designed to cover all damages, while help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot do that. He says he will ask Congress for more money to help the recovery.  (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

    Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

  • Postscript: After US sentence, Sharper goes to state court

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Making clear that she thought the sentence was a light one, a Louisiana judge Thursday formally imposed a 20-year prison sentence on former NFL star Darren Sharper, who last week was sentenced by a federal judge to 18 years and four months in a drug and rape case with victims in four states.

  • FILE- In this July 28, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley (90) hits a sled during the NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Fairley has already demonstrated this preseason he can disrupt opponent’s ability to run and throw. His performance was among the bright spots in New Orleans 16-9 exhibition loss at Houston last Saturday night. He sacked projected Texans starting quarterback Brock Osweiler and ended the night with four tackles.  (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)

    Saints’ Fairley preparing for larger role on defensive line

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Nick Fairley hopes a combination of experience, good health and happiness in his personal life helps him realize his yet-to-be-fulfilled potential as an NFL defensive lineman.