Louisiana

Hurricane Nate makes landfall in southern US

Hurricane Nate makes landfall in southern US

Hurricane Nate has made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River on the southeastern tip of the state of Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

Oct 08, 2017, 06:05 AM IST
Harvey makes 2nd landfall near Louisiana-Texas border; 30 dead

Harvey makes 2nd landfall near Louisiana-Texas border; 30 dead

Harvey made its second landfall just west of the town of Cameron, the National Hurricane Center said, with "flooding rains" drenching parts of southeastern Texas and neighbouring southwestern Louisiana.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

Two more days of 'catastrophic' rains forecast from Harvey

Two more days of heavy rainfall are expected over parts of Texas and Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey churns offshore, preparing to make landfall again on Wednesday.

Aug 30, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Donald Trump declares emergency in Louisiana for storm Harvey

Donald Trump declares emergency in Louisiana for storm Harvey

As of Monday morning, Harvey was hovering on the Gulf coast of Texas, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Houston. 

Aug 28, 2017, 20:15 PM IST

Two dead, 41 hurt in bus crash involving Louisiana flood-relief volunteers

A bus with an unlicensed driver spun out of control near New Orleans on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 41, while taking volunteers to help with Louisiana flood relief, officials said.

Aug 29, 2016, 08:37 AM IST
Americans say racism in US widespread: Poll

Americans say racism in US widespread: Poll

 Over six in 10 Americans have said that racism against blacks is widespread in the US, according to a poll.

Aug 18, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Eight dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana

The death toll from historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana went up to eight on today, as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in a dozen parishes.

Aug 16, 2016, 23:57 PM IST
Five dead, 20,000 rescued in Louisiana floods

Five dead, 20,000 rescued in Louisiana floods

The heavy rains began Friday, with between six and 10 inches of rain falling on parts of southeast Louisiana, and several more inches on Saturday.

Aug 15, 2016, 19:41 PM IST
Three killed, thousands rescued in southeast Louisiana floods

Three killed, thousands rescued in southeast Louisiana floods

Police also were rescuing people from dozens of cars that were stranded on a miles-long stretch of Interstate 12, which was closed from Baton Rouge to Tangipahoa Parish.

Aug 14, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

Police in Florida shoot black man lying on ground

An unarmed black man trying to help a patient with autism was shot and wounded by Florida police while lying on the ground with his arms raised in the air and pleading with officers to hold their fire.

Jul 21, 2016, 19:46 PM IST

Obama denounces Baton Rouge police shooting as `work of cowards`

President Barack Obama condemned as "cowardly" a shooting that killed three police officers and wounded three more in the Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge.

Jul 18, 2016, 11:14 AM IST
Three US police officers killed, several injured in Baton Rouge shooting

Three US police officers killed, several injured in Baton Rouge shooting

At least three police officers have been shot in Louisiana on Sunday, US media reported.

Jul 17, 2016, 20:47 PM IST
Thousands take to streets across the US to protest police violence

Thousands take to streets across the US to protest police violence

Thousands of people took to the streets in US cities to denounce the fatal police shootings of two black men this week.

Jul 09, 2016, 09:15 AM IST

US woman livestreams boyfriend's dying moments after police shooting

A video of the dying moments of a black man shot by police after being pulled over while driving in the US state of Minnesota went viral on Thursday, a day after a video emerged of a similar incident in Louisiana.

Jul 07, 2016, 14:36 PM IST
Hillary Clinton wins Louisiana's Democratic primary: US television

Hillary Clinton wins Louisiana's Democratic primary: US television

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton notched a primary election victory Saturday in Louisiana, on the heels of last week's haul of Super Tuesday wins.

Mar 06, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

Michelle not running for presidency: Obama

Michelle is not and will not run for presidency, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said, quickly adding that the First Lady would continue her work on issues like obesity even after they demit the office next January.

Jan 14, 2016, 23:56 PM IST
Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Swollen rivers in the US Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday as scores of buildings were submerged after days of intense rain in which 24 people have died.

Dec 31, 2015, 09:00 AM IST

Bobby Jindal may skip Republican national debate

Indian-origin US presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal is considering skipping the next Republican national debate after he failed to garner a minimum 2.5 percent support in a recent poll, according to a report.

Oct 24, 2015, 13:17 PM IST
New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

 New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake.

Aug 30, 2015, 06:10 AM IST

Gunman kills police officer, mayor's sister in US' Louisiana state

A gunman killed a police officer and fatally stabbed a woman while injuring two others today in Sunset suburb in southeastern US state of Louisiana.

Aug 27, 2015, 10:32 AM IST