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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.

US flight from New Orleans to Orlando makes emergency landing after engine fails

A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing when one of the engines failed, the US airline said.

Pokemon statue mysteriously appears in New Orleans

Someone put up a statue of the iconic Pokemon, Pikachu, at the center of a broken fountain in a park.

New Orleans shooting: `Multiple people` open fire in playground, 16 injured

New Orleans shooting: `Multiple people` open fire in playground, 16 injured

Up to 16 people were hospitalised on Sunday after a shooting in a New Orleans park where hundreds of people had gathered for the making of a music video.

Obama appeals to US high court to save his immigration plan

The Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to save the president's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the US Illegally from deportation, after lower courts blocked it.

Rescuer to meet kid from Hurricane Katrina hug photo

Rescuer to meet kid from Hurricane Katrina hug photo

The three-year-old girl pictured hugging a helicopter crewman that plucked her from a New Orleans rooftop after Hurricane Katrina struck will be reunited with her rescuer later this month.

Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on Katrina

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city`s resilience in the face of disaster.

Katrina anniversary: New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life

Katrina anniversary: New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life

 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.

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.

Obama lauds New Orleans' progress since Katrina, says more to be done

President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.

Obama marks rebirth of New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina

US President Barack Obama will tout New Orleans` inspirational if incomplete resurgence Thursday, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the "Big Easy" and shattered Americans` confidence in government.

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is bustling

 Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept buildings off their foundations and deluged nearly all of New Orleans with floodwaters which rose so fast some people drowned in their homes. 

Satnam makes NBA Summer League debut for Mavs

Satnam makes NBA Summer League debut for Mavs

 Satnam Singh Bhamara, the first Indian hoopster to be drafted in a National Basketball Association team, has made his 2015 NBA Summer League debut for Dallas Mavericks against New Orleans here.

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect

A veteran New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early on Saturday while transporting a suspect to the city jail, authorities said. The suspect escaped and was being sought by law enforcement officers.

Jay Z, Beyonce buy $2.6 mn estate in New Orleans

Jay Z, Beyonce buy $2.6 mn estate in New Orleans

 Rapper-record producer Jay Z and wife Beyonce Knowles have reportedly splashed out $2.6 million on a house in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of playoffs

Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of playoffs

The Golden State Warriors became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday with a 109-98 victory over New Orleans.

Hudson Swafford moves one ahead in New Orleans

Hudson Swafford moves one ahead in New Orleans

American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into an early one-shot lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round on Friday.

Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge set pace in New Orleans

Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge set pace in New Orleans

American Boo Weekley, seeking his first PGA Tour victory in two years, took advantage of rain-softened conditions to grab a share of the lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans opening round on Thursday.

Noh Seung-Yul seeks to regain footing at Zurich Classic

Noh Seung-Yul seeks to regain footing at Zurich Classic

South Korea`s Noh Seung-Yul hopes to get his game back on track as he seeks to defend his lone USPGA Tour title at this week`s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Qualifying rain-out puts Juan Pablo Montoya on IndyCar pole

Qualifying rain-out puts Juan Pablo Montoya on IndyCar pole

Mother Nature did Juan Pablo Montoya a favor on Saturday, as lighting halted qualifying for the Grand Prix of Louisiana to give the series points leader pole position for Sunday`s race.