RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear arguments this week about the life sentences being served by Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in the sniper shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three others in and around the nation's capital. Virginia is appealing a judge's decision that Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings now that the U.S. Supreme Court has found mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
(AP) - Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it is providing about $2.4 million for "projects that increase collaborative research and partnerships for innovation" in reducing bycatch.
BENTON, La. (AP) - The Bossier Parish horse farm handyman accused of trying to kill his boss by planting a homemade bomb under the intended victim's bed is scheduled to go on trial Monday. KTBS-TV reports 56-year-old Douglas Holley is accused of detonating a pipe bomb underneath the bedroom floor of veterinarian Bobby Hewlett's home outside Benton on Dec. 19, 2015.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Big crowds gathered in north and south Louisiana as part of women's marches around the world to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from sexual harassment to immigration. On the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, men, women and children participated in the marches. In Shreveport-Bossier City, protesters gathered downtown at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. In New Orleans, they converged on green space near City Hall.
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