At least 16 tornadoes touched down over the weekend in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. The twisters flattened several communities and the extreme weather caused at least eight deaths. Meanwhile, more dangerous…
The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices.
By Associated Press
For decades, the state of Louisiana has been known as the incarceration capital of America. But over the past year, the state has been trying to shed that reputation with new reforms that decrease the prison population and save money.
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson
"Even when a criminal defendant is assisted by counsel, some decisions are reserved for the client," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in a summary of her opinion. The Louisiana death row inmate at the heart of the decision will be…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Xavier University, a small, historically black college in New Orleans, manages to graduate more African Americans who go on to become medical doctors than any other undergraduate institution in the country -- a fact that's even more striking given a…
By Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker says it is time for the Jim Crow-era practice to end.
By Michael Kunzelman, Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
Attorney General Jeff Landry's announcement Tuesday comes nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling's July 2016 death.
By Gretchen Frazee
Thousands are without permanent housing. Many more are repairing their homes. Businesses are shuttered and, in some towns, debris still lines the streets.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, the gunman who mowed down concertgoers in Las Vegas may have considered other targets in Chicago and Boston, according to reports. Also, a new tropical storm formed off the coast of Nicaragua and is forecasted…
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