BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco says she is undergoing treatment for cancer in her liver. In a letter released to media outlets Sunday, the Democratic one-term governor says she's in "fight for my own life, one that will be difficult to win." Blanco says there is no known cure for the type of melanoma in her liver, so "a variety of treatments" likely will be needed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents displaced by the August 2016 flooding and living in mobile homes provided by the federal government can stay in them until May. But they'll have to start paying rent in March for the manufactured housing units. The state intends to appeal the rent requirement.
CHICAGO (AP) - Some efforts are being made to improve working conditions for women in the hospitality industry who say sexual misconduct is widespread. Chicago is requiring hotels to develop anti-harassment policies and to provide panic buttons to workers if they work alone in guest rooms. And celebrity chef John Besh recently stepped down from the company he founded after 25 women alleged that male supervisors at Besh's New Orleans restaurants sexually harassed them.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) - Court officials say a senior federal judge in Louisiana has died, days before he was to preside over the trial of a private investigator accused of trying to get Donald Trump's tax returns illegally during the presidential campaign. Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of Louisiana's Middle District said Saturday in a statement that Judge James J. Brady had died. Brady was to preside as jury selection began Monday in the trial of Jordan Hamlett.
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