Certain Takata airbags in 2001-2003 Honda Civic, Accord, and others pose a 50-percent risk of explosion, NHTSA says.
Louisiana gets $2.4 million from foreclosure settlement
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Treasurer John Kennedy says more than 4,000 borrowers in Louisiana are owed money from a settlement with mortgage servicers stemming from the 2008 housing bubble burst.
Kennedy is urging residents to check the department's Unclaimed Property database to see if they're owed any of that cash.
Kennedy, in a news release Thursday, said the state had just deposited more than $2 million that is owed to Louisiana residents and his office wants to get that money to them.
The average borrower is owed at least $300. Kennedy says the parishes of Jefferson, East Baton Rouge, Orleans, St. Tammany and Caddo have the largest number of borrowers in line for money.
Residents can check for missing money online at www.LATreasury.com or call the toll-free hotline at 1-888-925-4127 Monday through Friday.
Betty Reid Soskin was the victim of a brutal robbery on Monday when an unidentified man beat her and stole a coin given to her by President Obama.
Suit challenges new abortion restrictions in Louisiana
By CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Abortion clinics in Louisiana and their doctors have filed a lawsuit to block a series of new restrictions on abortion, including making women wait longer before an abortion can be performed and taking away medical options in the second trimester.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Baton Rouge on Friday. The restrictions take effect Aug. 1.
New requirements would force many women to wait 72 hours and undergo ultrasounds before getting abortions. Louisiana is also partially banning a procedure called dilation and evacuation. The suit charges the laws are unconstitutionally restrictive.
Such restrictions are at the center of a nationwide battle over abortion.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas law requiring hospital admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions. The Supreme Court blocked enforcement of a similar Louisiana law in March.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. THREE SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN DIFFERENT CITIES IN SAUDI ARABIA
Only the two bombers died in the first two explosions in Jiddah and Qatif, but the last one in Medina also killed four security officers and wounded five.
2. WHICH FORMER RIVALS WILL BE CAMPAIGNING TOGETHER
President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton take the stage at their first joint campaign appearance on Tuesday.
3. HOW BANGLADESH ATTACKERS DID NOT FIT THE USUAL MILITANT PROFILE
Some of the attackers who killed 20 hostages and two police officers over the weekend in Bangladesh's capital had come from privileged backgrounds and were educated in top schools... MORE
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
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