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Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

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MIAMI (AP) - Some consumers who purchased insurance under the new health law are confused because they received varying subsidy amounts and are now stuck in lengthy appeals processes trying to figure out which estimate is accurate.

Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

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NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.

Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

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FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.

2 women killed in Rapides Parish accident

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PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say two women died when their car ran off the road and struck a tree.

A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven where he was working.

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven where he was working.

Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm.

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists.

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A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists.

French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

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PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

6 dead in Mexico border shootings

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.

Israeli tank shells hit compound housing UN school

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Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said.

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.

Auburn's Marshall pays citations in Georgia

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REYNOLDS, Ga. (AP) - Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.

Victims of a deadly plane crash have been identified.

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A devastating story out of Lillian, Alabama.

State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

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JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched. Three unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16 feet, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers. Environmental Protection...

Nibali wins 18th Tour de France stage

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ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, emphatically stamping his dominance on the race in its last mountain leg with a solo breakaway on the day's last climb. After setting off from Pau, riders tackled the famed Tourmalet pass - the highest Pyrenean peak on the Tour - before heading up to Hautacam ski station at the end of the 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) leg. Both climbs are among the toughest in professional cycling. The Italian, winning his...

Central American leaders seek solution in US

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to address the crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied c...

Couple claiming gunmen in house arrested, Sheriff says house was empty

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Union Parish man armed with a .22-caliber rifle ran out of his house when a deputy arrived on a complaint that people with guns were located throughout the residence and yard.

Man behind bars now accused of threatening family

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Sheriff Dusty Gates says Steven Casey Morris, 29, wrote a threatening letter to his father and stepmother accusing them of snitching on him in connection with some prior arrests.

St. Francis Medical Center CEO announces retirement

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Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News St. Francis Medical Center) - Thursday, St. Francis Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Louis Bremer announced his retirement effective August 1, 2014.

Sheriff’s office investigates attempted child abduction in Bawcomville

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OUACHITA PARISH, la. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe.

Poland cancels plans for cultural year with Russia

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish government has canceled plans for a year of cultural celebrations with Russia out of anger with Russian actions in Ukraine.

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants.

Weather blamed for deadly crash in Taiwan

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XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - An airline in Taiwan says stormy weather that trailed behind a typhoon was the likely cause of yesterday's plane crash that killed 48 people.

Russian activists convicted of organizing riots

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MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin.

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

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ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.

Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

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BERLIN (AP) - The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.

Planning commission makes executive director offer

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission has chosen a new executive director, but their top candidate wants some time to think through the offer before he accepts.

Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

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Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after waiting in line.

Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.

EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

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LONDON (AP) - The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).

New Lafourche tourism director named

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Loralei Gilliam has been named director of the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Man run over by own truck during road rage

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

Crews working to restore power after storms

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About 15,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity Thursday morning after strong storms hit the state.

Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.

NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Breitburn buying QR Energy in $1.46 billion deal

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HOUSTON (AP) - Breitburn Energy is buying QR Energy LP in a deal worth about $1.46 billion.

Donaldsonville council OKs lower tax rate plan

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DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Donaldsonville city councilmen have voted 4-0 to accept a proposal that could lower by 1 cent the sales tax rate in a key commercial section of the city.

New West Baton Rouge superintendent signs contract

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PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish's new school superintendent, Wesley Watts, has signed a two-year contract, and will be assuming the role as its new head Aug. 1.

Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

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ROME (AP) - This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino and Ethan Hawke.

LSU AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state.

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BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state.

House Destroyed by Fire, One Dead

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Minden, LA - An early morning fire today detroyed a Webster Parish home, leaving the sole occupant dead.

Democrats come out against school redistricting

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board.

Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

More money needed for cheating investigation

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education will request $1 million in its fiscal 2016 budget to fund cheating investigations like the one it launched in May of the Clarksdale Municipal School District.

Couple stranded in West Monroe after husband suffers a heart attack

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It was supposed to be a fun stop in the Twin Cities, to see the Duck Commander headquarters. But for a Kentucky couple, their visit took a dramatic turn when one of them suffered a heart-attack shortly after leaving the warehouse. Now the couple is stuck in the West Monroe and needs the community's help to get back home. 

The future of a historic church in Monroe doesn't have the support of its council person Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Martin Temple C.M.E. Church building has come a long way by faith, becoming a beacon light for the community that surrounds it.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigating possible child abduction

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BAWCOMVILLE, La. (KNOE8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe. Investigation revealed two young children were playing near Brown St. in Bawcomville earlier today.  

Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.

CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.

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