| Jan 7, 2011
| 2:33 PM
PEARL, Miss. -- Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison on Friday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver SUV.
That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has...
| Jan 2, 2011
In the view of many economists, the national economy is headed for a more upbeat performance in 2011, albeit jobs are expected to grow at a slow rate and unemployment is likely to remain at uncomfortably high levels.
Into this scenario step Louisiana and...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Louisiana could have a presidential candidate in the 2012 race, and it's not Governor Bobby Jindal. Former U.S. Representative and Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer may be throwing his hat into the ring.
Roemer says that he will decide by the end of the...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
While the presidential campaign hasn't officially started, Mitt Romney leads the pack in pre-campaign fundraising by a handful of potential Republican presidential contenders, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:10 PM
A planned kidney transplant that won two Mississippi sisters their freedom from prison can't take place until one quits smoking and they lose a combined 160 pounds.
Jamie and Gladys Scott had served 16 years of their life sentences for a robbery when...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:37 AM
PENSACOLA, Fla -- A proposed kidney transplant that got two sisters released from jail has been put on hold.
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour suspended Gladys and Jamie Scott's prison sentences last year, but on one condition: One sister must donate...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their ranks swollen after the last election, Republican governors from Florida to Alaska are undermining President Barack Obama's agenda at every turn ahead of the Democrat's 2012 re-election campaign.
Some are rejecting...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
| Jan 22, 2011
By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start.
No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
| Apr 14, 2011
Michael Ashner was one of Sen. John McCain's major fundraisers in the 2008 presidential campaign, bringing in $500,000 for the Republican nominee.
That makes the Oyster Bay, N.Y., real estate investment executive one of the most sought-after bundlers for...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...