Science Apr 1810 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed
Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling in deeper and deeper waters, where payoffs can be huge but risks are greater than ever.
Nation Nov 07Federal appeals court to rehear law on adoptions of Native American children
It means Native American tribes will again have to defend the law, which they say is critical to protect and preserve Native American culture and families.
Nation Sep 05Texas hoping to revive law on burial of fetal remains
Texas attorneys asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive the state's requirement that fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages at health care facilities be buried or cremated.
Arts Jul 22Art Neville, member of funk band The Meters, dies at 81
In 1968, Art, Aaron and Cyril joined four New Orleans musicians to form The Meters, an American funk band often cited by other bands as a musical influence.
Nation Jul 13Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm
Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built…
Nation Jul 12‘Powerful’ Tropical Storm Barry revives memories of Katrina in New Orleans
About 3,000 National Guard troops along with other rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters. Drinking water was lined up, and utility crews with bucket trucks moved into position in the region.
Nation Jul 12Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast
A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday.
Nation Jul 11Louisiana braces for possible hurricane and flooding
The storm that dumped 8 inches of rain in just three hours over parts of New Orleans is forecast to strengthen into a tropical depression.
Nation Jul 09Latest ‘Obamacare’ challenge goes before appeals court in New Orleans
At issue is whether Congress effectively rendered it unconstitutional in 2017 when it zeroed out the tax imposed on those who chose not to buy insurance.
Arts Jun 06Dr. John, funky New Orleans musician, dies at 77
Born Mac Rebennack, the musician died "toward the break of day" of a heart attack, his family said in a statement.