Kidnapped Lebanese Pilgrims Released in Exchange for Pilots Nine Lebanese pilgrims who were kidnapped by rebels in Syria 17 months ago arrived on Saturday in Beirut, after being freed in exchange for two Turkish pilots seized in Lebanon in August, reports Al Arabiya. The Shiite pilgrims were greeted by Lebanese ... 10/19/2013 - 2:39 pm | View Link
Abducted Lebanese Shiite pilgrims released in Syria Nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed. "The nine Lebanese held in Syria are on their way to Turkey," Lebanon ... 10/18/2013 - 6:09 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT — Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The complicated three-way deal also ... 10/18/2013 - 3:17 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT – Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The complicated three-way deal also ... 10/17/2013 - 7:39 pm | View Link
Lebanese PM heads to Turkey over abduction of pilgrims Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is heading to Turkey on Wednesday to follow up on the case of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria, a government source told AFP. “Mikati, commissioned by the cabinet, will travel Wednesday evening to Turkey ... 05/29/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Entrepreneur Kevin Smith, CEO of the nearby Union Station Technology Center, envisions converting the Studebaker complex into a center of innovation with space for manufacturing, technology firms, business incubators, training and education.
Capital One, U. S. Bank and United Federal Credit Union worked with RDistrict One LLC on the financing and used $18.6 million in New Markets Tax Credits from Urban Research Park CDE and the National Community Trust Investment Corp.
With their champion, Sen. Ted Cruz, now out of the presidential race, groups opposing abortion and same-sex marriage say they'll bide their time and warily assess Donald Trump before deciding whether to back him as the Republican nominee.
Who Trump picks as a running mate and what signals he sends about how he'd vet future judicial nominees.
 he has expressed misgivings about a North Carolina law curtailing rights protections for LGBT people, and he has also faulted the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that struck down state bans on same-sex marriage.
Dannenfelser, who was impressed by Cruz, is now open to backing Trump if he holds the anti-abortion line on three issues — defunding Planned Parenthood, supporting federal legislation that would ban most late-term abortions, and selecting federal judges who'd carry on the legacy of conservative Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice.
Back in late February, when his campaign was thriving, Cruz formed a religious liberty advisory council and named 19 prominent social conservatives to serve on it, with Tony Perkins as the chairman.
Shackelford says he's now open to supporting Trump, depending on how he handles one specific issue — the selection of judicial nominees for the Supreme Court and other federal courts with a view toward protecting religious freedom.
Bollinger Shipyards will build 26 Sentinel-class fast-response cutters for the U. S. Coast Guard.
The Lockport-based company said Wednesday it was awarded a new contract to build Phase II of the ships — the newest generation of patrol cutters.
A news release says the new boats will replace ones that Bollinger built more than 30 years ago.
New Orleans CityBusiness reports (http://bit.ly/1O06WJu ) under the program's first phase, the Coast Guard contracted with Bollinger to build 32 cutters.
Information from: New Orleans CityBusiness, http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com
The spending plan sent to the governor Thursday calls for about $250 million for higher education institutions.
Appropriations Chairman Sen. Kurt Schaefer said the department needs more oversight after bypassing the Legislature to buy land for two state parks.