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.

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in Louisiana

A deadly, brain-eating amoeba has been found in the water supply of a Louisiana community near New Orleans, scaring residents and sending officials on the hunt for its source.

BP cites new fraud allegations in spill settlement

BP has said that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from the company`s 2010 oil spill.

Judge refuses to suspend BP settlement payments

A US judge refused to temporarily shut down a multibillion-dollar settlement programme for compensating victims of BP`s 2010 Gulf oil spill, saying he has seen no evidence of widespread fraud among thousands of claims.

Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings cheered

Residents of one of America`s most violent cities cheered six arrests in a Mother`s Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded and three in critical condition.

Second suspect arrested in parade shooting: US police

A second suspect was arrested in the New Orleans shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother`s Day.

US Mother`s Day parade shooting: Suspect arrested

The suspect in a Mother`s Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded in New Orleans has been taken into custody, police said.

US Mother`s Day parade shooting suspect identified

US police are looking for a 19-year-old man identified as a suspect in the Mother`s Day parade shooting in New Orleans, the largest city in Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal`s state of Louisiana, that injured 19 people.

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.

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.

New Orleans holds up as Lee loses strength

Tropical Storm Lee weakened to a tropical depression as it neared Mississippi on Sunday, and New Orleans` flood defenses held up under one of their biggest tests since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off

He danced, to the music of British rhythm and blues artist Jon Cleary.

Brangelina enjoy day out with kids in New Orleans

Pitt and Jolie were spotted taking their six kids out for shopping during a day off from shooting his latest movie.

8 killed in fire in abandoned New Orleans building

The deadliest city blaze in
decades killed eight homeless squatters who were burning
debris in an abandoned warehouse to stay warm, authorities
have said.

Brad Pitt `thrilled` with New Orleans Housing Project

Brad Pitt is thrilled at seeing families move into the homes he helped rebuild in New Orleans after touring the city to mark the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

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

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

Obama visiting New Orleans on Katrina anniversary

President Barack Obama travels to New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Brad Pitt returns to Katrina-hit New Orleans

Brad Pitt visited New Orleans sans partner Angelina Jolie to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Spike Lee screens new Katrina film in New Orleans

Spike Lee screened portions of his follow-up documentary about Hurricane Katrina in front of a big crowd at Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans.

Lightning storm disrupts New Orleans PGA event

A lightning storm and heavy rain forced the suspension of play in the second round of the New Orleans Classic in Avondale, Louisiana on Friday.