City approves new budget, jobs to be cut

BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City has approved its controversial 2010 budget. The new budget will eliminate 83 employee positions. The Shreveport Times reports 45 of those positions come from the police and fire departments.

Iran Whistleblower Doctor Was Poisoned to Death

A doctor who exposed the torture of jailed protesters in Iran died of poisoning from an overdose of a blood pressure drug in a salad, prosecutors say. The findings fueled opposition fears that he was killed because of what he knew.

Iran Releases 5 Detained British Sailors

Iran released on Wednesday five British sailors who were detained last week when their 60-foot racing yacht drifted accidentally into Iran's Persian Gulf waters and was seized.

Swine flu showing decrease in population

LOUISIANA - It appears fewer people are becoming sick with swine flu in Louisiana. State health officials have noticed a decrease in the amount of people getting the H1N1 flu over the last few weeks. Officials still want folks to stay healthy.

Global Warming Scandal Hampers Progress, Experts Say

The trustworthiness of the scientific community's global warming data pool is being called into question as the scandal over doctored data continues to unfold.

Police Killings Suspect Warned: 'I'll Kill All You'

"I’ll kill all you bitches," Maurice Clemmons told workers trying to book him at Washington's Pierce County Jail in May after he punched a sheriff's deputy in the face.

Military Gets Marching Orders

Obama shares war strategy, including plan to have at least one group of Marines in place by Christmas | VIDEO

Health Care Reform CouldBring Higher Premiums

Senate bill would drive up premiums for people not covered through jobs, Congressional Budget Office says

State asks for more time

UNDATED - The state is asking for more time to offer hurricane recovery benefits from last years storms. Federal aid is scheduled to end in March, but state officials are asking for a 6 month extension. Louisiana's hurricane recovery chief says

Fossilized Bacteria May Point to Life on Mars

NASA scientists have produced the most compelling evidence yet that bacterial life exists on Mars