HAPPENING TODAY: Vatican confirms pope will stop in Cuba; the humidity returns Wednesday with plenty of sunshine

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Happening today:

The Vatican says Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in the last week of September. (Full story: http://shout.lt/1kz3)

A smoking ban goes into effect in New Orleans. The city ordinance went into effect at midnight Tuesday. It prohibits anyone from smoking inside of bars, casinos and other public places such as hotels, workplaces, private clubs and stores in Orleans Parish. (Full story: http://shout.lt/1kvD)

The humidity returns. There will be plenty of sunshine Wednesday with highs in the low 80s. (Full story: http://shout.lt/1ks1)

State lawmakers discuss possible cuts to scholarships for the TOPS program. Looming budget cuts could impact students who use TOPS to pay for school. (Full story: http://shout.lt/1kwX)

The issue of equal pay will be discussed in the Labor Committee at the Louisiana State Capitol on Wednesday. (Full story: http://shout.lt/1kwq)

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