• Judge to consider whether 15-year court battle continues

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An attorney for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has asked a Baton Rouge judge to dismiss former head football coach Jerry Baldwin’s claim that the school fired him in 2001 because he is black.

  • Sharper rape case co-defendants enter state guilty pleas

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The criminal case that exposed former NFL star Darren Sharper as a sexual predator moved closer to final resolution Thursday with guilty pleas in Louisiana state court by two co-defendants.

  • Members of the Baton Rouge Police Department salute as a member of the Louisiana State Police Honor Guard, left, plays "Taps" through driving rain during funeral services for Baton Rouge police Cpl. Montrell Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, July 25, 2016. Jackson, slain by a gunman who authorities said targeted law enforcement, is the last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in last week's ambush to be buried. (Hilary Scheinuk/Baton Rouge Advocate via AP)

    Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.

  • New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead, left and  quarterback Drew Brees, right, help clean up Villa Park, after the June flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    Saints aid flood recovery near West Virginia training camp

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they’re opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding.

  • Louisiana deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Surveillance video from a warehouse in suburban New Orleans captures the fatal shooting of a man who appears to have pointed a gun at a pursuing sheriff’s deputy.

  • The Latest: Video: Deputy fires at apparently armed suspect

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a suspect by a sheriff’s deputy in a New Orleans suburb (all times local):

  • Ex-LSU standout Randy Livingston is Tigers’ new assistant

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former LSU point guard Randy Livingston is joining the Tigers’ basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach.

  • Louisiana-Lafayette receiver Devin Scott out for season

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s receiver Devin Scott is out for the season with a knee injury.

  • In this image released by Open Road Films, former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, left, appears with his son Rivers, right, and wife Michel in a scene from the documentary "Gleason." The film follows Gleason and his wife, Michel, into the maelstrom of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, as the couple adjusts to their fluctuating reality and makes way for their son, Rivers. (Open Road Films via AP)

    Review: In artful documentary ‘Gleason,’ a hero battles ALS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He’d launch himself down the field with seemingly no regard for his own well-being.

  • FILE- This undated file photo made available by the Baton Rouge Police Dept. shows officer Montrell Jackson. Funeral services are planned Monday, July 25, 2016, for police officer Montrell Jackson, a 32-year-old slain by a gunman who authorities said targeted law enforcement. (Baton Rouge Police Dept. via AP, File)

    Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in an ambush near a busy highway in Baton Rouge is being buried Monday.