• This photo taken Nov. 18, 2015 shows a close-up of a lawsuit filed by North Carolina state troopers who argue that the state reneged on pay raises that were promised to them when they were hired. Troopers say the situation has caused them financial hardship, forcing some to work second jobs and others to accept food stamps or other government assistance. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state’s broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.

  • Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards hugs his wife Donna Edwards as he arrives to greet supporters at his election night watch party in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. At right is his daughter Sarah Ellen Edwards. Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.