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Analysis: Hood fear comes true as Entergy says law ends suit

- Associated Press

The leader of Mississippi's largest privately owned electrical utility said in February that a new law wouldn't automatically kill a lawsuit by Attorney General Jim Hood, but Entergy Corp. now argues that the law, which doesn't even take effect until July 1, does put an end to the suit.

Analysis: TOPS program at center of budget and tax debate

- Associated Press

Louisiana's TOPS college tuition program is much beloved by middle-class families, a point of bickering among state lawmakers and a high-dollar, mainly discretionary spending item in the state's budget.

Senate President John Alario, R-Westego, center, speaks with Sens. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, left, and Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Deal done: Louisiana session ends with deep cuts stopped

- Associated Press

After a grueling, monthslong negotiation over how to balance the budget, Louisiana lawmakers on Sunday completed their third special legislative session this year with a deal that will avert hefty cuts to public colleges, tuition aid and most public safety programs.

Blaine County continue to push public defense changes

Associated Press

County commissions in central Idaho say they are moving forward with a plan to establish an in-house public defense office rather than continue contracting lawyers to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system.

In this photo taken June 20, 2018, Muna Anaee, prepares a ball of khobz orouk, a flatbread she would eat frequently in her native Iraq, at the Tawla restaurant kitchen in San Francisco during the inaugural Refugee Food Festival. San Francisco restaurants are opening their kitchens for the first time to refugees who are showcasing their culinary skills and native cuisines while raising their profiles as aspiring chefs as part of a program to increase awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

- Associated Press

At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family.

Laughlin pipeline repaired but boil water advisory remains

Associated Press

A broken underground water pipe that stopped service to the Laughlin strip for hours was repaired Sunday, but authorities said a boil water advisory likely will remain in effect until Monday for some residents and businesses in the unincorporated town 90 minutes south of Las Vegas.