Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Victims of domestic violence are receiving new housing protections in state law. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office announced Wednesday that the governor has signed the bill by Baton Rouge Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Democrat, that sets up the new guidelines.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donate baby one more time? One of Louisiana’s candidates for governor is trying to draw campaign donors with a Britney Spears ticket giveaway and backing from the superstar’s mom. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, one of four major gubernatorial candidates and the only Democrat, released a fundraising email Wednesday that touted the Lynne Spears endorsement.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says federal protection may be needed for alligator snapping turtles: hard-biting, spike-shelled reptiles that can reach 200 pounds. They’re among 10 reptiles and amphibians the service says need further study to decide whether they merit classification as endangered or threatened.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to return a Mississippi gay marriage lawsuit to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves in Jackson.

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