NASDAQ helvetica ↑cleanS&P 500 helvetica ↑clean
Add your stock symbol(s) to the stock ticker (up to 10).    Click your browser's refresh button to update quotes.
Shreveport Local News Shreveport Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
 
Yahoo! News: Top Stories  
Yahoo! News: Sports News  
Trump: Biden would be tougher to beat than ClintonCardinals' Moss helps new team win with game-ending single (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump believes the vice president would "do very well" if he decides to enter the Democratic race.


St. Louis Cardinals' Brandon Moss hits a walkoff single to drive in Jason Heyward to score the winning run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

Brandon Moss felt as if he got a new baseball life after he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Moss recorded his first big hit with St. Louis, a pinch-hit game-ending single in the ninth inning, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Moss' one-out hit to left off reliever Scott Oberg (2-2) drove in Jason Heyward, who doubled with one away.


Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homesMatt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.


Matt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Pocono 400 auto race, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap.


Donald Trump: ‘I’m not a debater’Triple Crown winner American Pharoah wins Haskell in return (Yahoo Sports)


Jockey Victor Espinoza, right, on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah(4), smiles as he looks back at jockey Kent Desormeaux on Keen Ice (6) after American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational horse race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Keen Ice was second. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

American Pharoah flashed his speed in the stretch and easily won the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday in his first race since sweeping the Triple Crown. With a record crowd of 60,983 cheering him on at Monmouth Park, American Pharoah came out of the final turn with a clear lead and cruised to a 2 1/4-length victory without any urging from jockey Victor Espinoza. American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, and first in 37 years.


Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debateColabello homers, Jays beat Royals 5-2 in testy game (Yahoo Sports)

RICOH Women's British Open 2015Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate among the 10 top-polling candidates as he leads the 17 candidates vying to represent their party in the November 2016 election. Trump has raised eyebrows and ire with attacks on his fellow candidates, accusing former Texas Governor Rick Perry of wearing glasses to look smarter and belittling the war hero status of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the party's 2008 presidential candidate and a prisoner during the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Trump said he was not planning to go on the offensive.


Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar is held back by coach Don Wakamatsu (22) as he gestures at Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez who was ejected from their baseball game in Toronto for hitting Escobar on Sunday Aug. 2, 2015. Home plate umpire Jim Wolf who ejected Sanchez, right, looks on. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

An exchange of hit by pitches and some testy words overshadowed a big win for the Toronto Blue Jays. Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team. ''I think they're used to pushing people around,'' Dickey said of the Royals.


Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highwaysRex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, CaliforniaA raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake County north of San Francisco has grown in size by about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) since Saturday, according to Cal Fire, a state website for fire information. “This is a very fast-moving wildfire," Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said on Sunday.


Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito (64) walks from the field at the teams NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

From being labeled an NFL bully to Buffalo Bills starter: guard Richie Incognito took a big step in his return to football following a 15-month hiatus that placed his career in jeopardy. Three days into training camp, coach Rex Ryan named Incognito the team's starting left guard. Ryan made the announcement Sunday, when he included Incognito along with center Eric Wood and left tackle Cordy Glenn as three offensive linemen he regards as starters.




 Shreveport Local News   
 
 

Shreveport Views and Opinions
 
Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
Advertise on TNCN