Climate Deal Melting Away

President taking lowered expectations to Copenhagen as complex negotiations stall climate change deal• EXCLUSIVE: New World Environmental Regulator?

Fire burns through building

SHREVEPORT - A fire tore through a Shreveport business last night causing extensive damage to a one story office building. The Shreveport Times reports it happened at the Madison Park Business and Storage Center on Gilbert Avenue. Investigators

Construction for studio set to begin

SHREVEPORT - Construction is set to begin on Shreveport's Nu Image/Millenium Films Studio. Officials say it comes after a year-and-a-half of waiting. The Shreveport Times reports Dec.

'Robin Hood' Gambler Planning Next Score in Vegas

A high-stakes blackjack player who wants to use his gambling skills to help a family in financial need has set a September 15 deadline for candidates to enter video submissions to his Web site.

Medical Journal: Santa Needs to Clean Up His Act

With his portly belly and a fondness for a brandy-fuelled spin on the sleigh, Santa Claus is hardly the picture of health or safety.

Official: Little Hope for U.N. Climate Deal

World leaders starting flooding into Copenhagen on Thursday, even as a Danish official acknowledged that hope was running out for a comprehensive climate deal because the negotiations between rich and poor countries were deadlocked.

Official: Top Mexican Drug Lord Dead After Clash

Two hundred sailors raided an upscale apartment complex and killed one of Mexico's top kingpins in a two-hour gunbattle Wednesday, one of the biggest victories yet in President Felipe Calderon's drug war.

Saving World ... on Mountain of Paper

Climate summit isn't just overflowing with idealism — it's also using up enough paper to clear a forest

Brazilian Court Orders U.S. Boy to Be Returned to Father

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 9-year-old boy living in Brazil should be returned to his American father, but the case will likely be appealed again, officials said. U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the decision.

House Passes Jobs Bill

Dem leaders muscle through year-end measure aimed at creating jobs through second round of stimulus spending