Selfie named word of the year for 2013

The most esteemed guardian of the English language has bestowed a prestigious honor upon debatably the most embarrassing phenomenon of the digital age: the selfie.

Caroline Kennedy, Japan, and JFK's legacy

Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday stepped before an emperor and into a new global limelight, along a path paved by her father.

Methodist jury convicts pastor for officiating son's same-sex wedding

A Pennsylvania minister was found guilty in a church trial on Monday for officiating his son's same-sex wedding, according to church officials.

John Edwards goes back to practicing law

Former presidential nominee John Edwards of North Carolina will return to the practice of law, CNN affiliate WRAL reported Monday.

Woman dies after vehicle drags her 3 miles down Massachusetts road

A woman died after a vehicle struck her in a Massachusetts town late Monday and dragged her for more than three miles, police said.

After the storm: Midwesterners try to recover after string of deadly tornadoes

Now the long, arduous road to recovery begins. Hundreds of families in the Midwest must find a way to rebuild their lives after 76 reported tornadoes destroyed almost everything they had.

Albuquerque puts late-term abortion to a referendum

Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city, will attempt something Tuesday that is believed to be a first on a city level: a municipal referendum to ban late-term abortions.

Parents hold protest against Common Core State Standards

"No more Common Core." That was the chant about a dozen protestors were yelling outside the Bossier Parish School Board's Benton office.

The dangers of smoking

The Shreveport Chapter of the American Cancer Society along with Southern University Shreveport wants to bring awareness to the dangers of smoking.

Northwestern State to present 25th annual Christmas Gala Dec. 4-6

The combined talents of the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will be on display at the 25th- annual Christmas Gala Dec 4-6 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium.