Two slain, five hurt in New Orleans shooting in US

A shooting in a New Orleans neighborhood that has struggled with crime since being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left two people dead and five others wounded, including a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, police said.

Wind farms can tame hurricanes: Scientists

Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday.

Brad Pitt`s charity houses begin to rot

Over two dozen houses which were built by Hollywood star Brad Pitt`s charity for the victims of 2005 Hurricane Katrina have started to rot from the inside out.

US: Jindal defends Romney visit to Louisiana

Mitt Romney has visited an emergency centre in hurricane-damaged Louisiana, a day after accepting the Republican nomination for US president.

Hurricane Isaac: Jindal seeks more aid from Obama

Louisiana`s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has shot off a second letter to US President Barack Obama within days.

US: Isaac floods homes in Louisiana

The office of Louisiana`s Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal said 1,500 people had been evacuated with 1,500 more needing rescue.

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in Lousiana

Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana, bringing high winds and rains after Hurricane Katrina devastation that killed over 18,000 people in 2005.

US: 9/11 terrorist attacks most watched TV event

At No 2 was the 2005 coverage of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, while the acquittal of OJ Simpson was ranked third.

Police officers on trial for post-Katrina killings

The police officers are charged over a fatal shooting in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Obama hails New Orleans `resilience` five years post-Katrina

US President acknowledges that the storm was "also a man-made catastrophe".

Plea coming in Katrina shooting probe: Sources

An ex-New Orleans cop is preparing to enter a guilty plea in connection with a federal probe of a deadly police shooting in Hurricane Katrina`s aftermath.