IBM pits computer against human debaters

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – IBM is testing a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday. The argumentative computer system is embodied in a 5-foot-tall machine shaped like a Read More

Former law enforcement officer arrested for sexual battery

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ST. TAMMANY – Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a former law enforcement officer for sexual battery and other charges. According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, June 12, deputies responded to a residence in Mandeville after a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown male. The man was Read More

Firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week about Read More

BRPD seeking info on robbery suspect

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BATON ROUGE – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for robbing a store. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the suspect entered the business located at 7111 Airline Highway on June 14 around 11 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk. Police say he then fled on foot Read More

New riverboat to cruise on the Mississippi River this year

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Photo: American Cruise Lines NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A new riverboat will be cruising on the Mississippi River this year. The Sun Herald reports the American Song is set to take its inaugural cruise from New Orleans on Oct. 6. The new riverboat is the first of a new series by American Cruise Lines, which Read More

WATCH: Video of Mike the Tiger stalking visitors goes viral

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BATON ROUGE – Mike the Tiger took a moment over the weekend to show a group of visitors why you should always remain aware of your surroundings. The video posted Sunday shows Mike VII meticulously stalking through his enclosure, approaching the onlookers behind the glass walls. The tiger spots at least one person with his Read More

More than 3,000 without power in EBR

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BATON ROUGE – Entergy is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power in Baton Rouge. The outages were reported around 8:30 a.m. in multiple neighborhoods. According to the outage map, power should be back by 11 a.m.  Early Monday morning, Entergy reported that 6,284 customers were without power. Storm moving through has knocked out power Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Monday morning commute

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Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in January Read More

Ordinance could allow tow companies to take junk cars off private property

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LIVINGSTON PARISH – The Livingston Parish Council has taken the first steps toward a new, tougher ordinance regarding abandoned vehicles. The new ordinance, if approved, will allow companies to tow and impound old cars and trucks that don’t run and are kept on parish streets and not inside a garage. They would be able to Read More