Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

Move raises the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict

Tensions elevated since Turkey shot down Russian warplane, saying it had issued repeated warnings to the aircraft as it entered its airspace

Russia called the downing of the airplane a ‘planned provocation’ and calling Turkey an ‘accomplice’ of Islamic State extremists


Suspect in death of Jaren Lockhart seeks a change of venue

Attorneys for Margaret Sanchez have asked a judge to move her trial for the killing of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart out of Jefferson Parish, arguing that intense media coverage of her alleged role in the killing that put co-defendant Terry Speaks in prison for life has tainted the jury pool there.

Food & Drink

Celebrate the native American culinary contributions

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, let's examine culinary contributions that came from the tumultuous melding of the New World and Old World cultures in the 1400s. Ancient cultures began to decline, armies invaded, diseases decimated and thousands of European immigrants poured into what they saw as the open spaces of the Americas.

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