Men fish off a pier at a jetty in Dauphin Island, Ala., with oil rigs in the background. The U.S. government is changing how it regulates drilling platforms.
October 4, 2011 Nearly 18 months after a disastrous oil spill killed wildlife and endangered businesses along the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government announces it will regulate not only the operators of offshore oil rigs, but the contractors who work on them, as well.
March 3, 2011 Corporations that benefit from good ties with Bobby Jindal gave big to his wife's charity. Jindal's spokesman said there was absolutely nothing wrong with the donations and called those who questioned them "partisan living in a fantasy land."
January 13, 2011 Edwin Edwards, one Louisiana's most colorful and corrupt governors, left prison for a halfway house. He was known for epic corruption the line: "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."
April 15, 2010 Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, announced she would not challenge Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), after a year of testing the waters.
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