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Louisiana reelects Democratic governor in setback for Trump

Nov 17, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Governor John Bel Edwards wins by a narrow margin against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone

REELECTED. Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards speaks to a crowd at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on November 16, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Barry pelts Louisiana, millions brace for flooding

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) For many, the storm and the potential for large-scale flooding conjures up memories of deadly Hurricane Katrina in 2005

PREPARING FOR BARRY. Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019. Photo by Seth Herald/AFP

Louisiana lawmakers pass fetal heartbeat abortion ban

May 30, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Supporters hope the bill will lead to the long-sought conservative goal of overturning the landmark 1973 ruling known as Roe v Wade, which recognized women's right to abortion

2 dead in Louisiana university shooting

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:52 PM

The victims are identified as Earl Andrews and Monquiarius Caldwell, both 23

SHOOTING. Grambling State University image from Wikipedia. Photo by Billy Hathorn.

Deadly tropical storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for U.S.

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Forecasters predict it will strengthen into a hurricane headed for Mexico and the United States

TROPICAL STORM. Locals holding umbrellas wait at a bus stop during a downpour caused by tropical storm Nate in Cartago, 25 kilometers East of San Jose on October 5, 2017.Photo by Ezequiel Becerra/AFP

Southern hospitality shines through storm Harvey

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Perfect strangers up and down the state have leapt off sofas to pluck people to safety make donations and volunteer help

HELPING HAND. An elderly man is helped into a garbage truck as he evacuates from the Walkers Mark Townhomes in Houston on August 30, 2017, as the fourth largest city in the US battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. Thomas B. Shea/AFP

Texas flood toll mounts amid chemical blast fears

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:59 AM

UPDATED So far officials believe at least 33 people to have been killed in the storm and there is little doubt the toll will rise further

TO SAFETY. Evacuees sit on a boat after being rescued from flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017 in Port Arthur, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Harvey makes second landfall, hitting Louisiana

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED Now a tropical storm Harvey made landfall just west of the town of Cameron the National Hurricane Center says

Harvey floodwaters climb as Texas rescuers scramble to find survivors

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:59 AM

UPDATED The full scale of the catastrophe s impact – including the number of deaths and the extent of destruction – remains difficult for authorities to gauge as rescue efforts are ongoing and the storm is expected to strike once more

FROM HIGHWAY TO WATERWAY. People view the flooded highways in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. Thomas B. Shea/AFP

On Katrina anniversary, New Orleans braces for Harvey

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:54 AM

Forecasters predict flash flooding in the city famous for its jazz music and cuisine where Katrina caused widespread devastation in 2005

DARK CLOUDS AHEAD. A sign for New Orleans is seen on the lakefront as New Orleans prepares for flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Houston races to rescue flood victims before storm's return

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 AM

Officials warn that the danger has not yet passed with more families still stranded or packed into emergency shelters and the tropical storm once more gathering strength on the Gulf coast

EVACUATION. People evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Truck plows into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, 28 injured

Feb 26, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The vehicle driver is under investigation for drunk driving and of course hitting all the people who were injured

Getty Images/AFP/File

Obama defends Louisiana flood response

Aug 24, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Obama has been lampooned for not cutting short a two week vacation on Martha s Vineyard to visit the Gulf Coast state

US President Barack Obama tours a flood-affected area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 23, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Louisiana residents clean up as flood waters recede

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Residents are cleaning up and trying to assess the scope of the devastation left by unrelenting rains that overwhelmed rivers and sent them flooding into residential areas

A handout picture made available by the US Coast Guard (USCG) shows Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Poen, a boatswain's mate assigned to Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, searching for people in distress in the flooded area of St. Amant near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 16 2016. PO First Class Melissa Leake/US Coast Guard/EPA

7 dead, 30,000 rescued in record Louisiana floods

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:32 PM

UPDATED Some areas have received more than 20 inches 50 centimeters of rain since late Thursday August 11 submerging vast swaths of southern Louisiana in muddy waters

FLOODING. A handout picture obtained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) on August 15, 2016 shows cars stuck on flooded O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, August 14, 2016. Photo by Lousiana DOTD/EPA

3 polisi AS kembali tewas ditembak, Obama kecam serangan

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Insiden ini terjadi hampir dua pekan setelah seorang pria melancarkan penembakan hingga menewaskan 5 personel kepolisian di Dallas

Anggota kepolisian memblokir jalan tempat penembakan 3 personil polisi di Baton Rouge, Louisiana, AS, pada 17 Juli 2016. Foto oleh Dan Anderson/EPA

3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:05 AM

5th UPDATE This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing says Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

BATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 17: Baton Rouge Police officers patrol Airline Hwy after 3 police officers were killed early this morning on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to reports, one suspect has been killed while others are still being sought by police. Sean Gardner/Getty Images/AFP

Snoop Dogg, The Game protest outside LA police HQ

Jul 09, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The two Los Angeles area natives say their aim is to engage in a dialogue with police in the aftermath of two police shootings of black men one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota

Rapper Snoop Dogg takes a phone call as he and fellow rapper The Game gathered outside Los Angeles Police Headquarters during a graduation ceremony for new recruits on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California as they led a peaceful demonstration in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Obama to head to Dallas as shooting rocks US race relations

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:30 AM

US President Barack Obama who has ordered all flags on government buildings lowered to half mast for 5 days has made it clear that violence against police had no possible justification

GOING BACK. In this file photo, US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference after a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (both not seen) in Warsaw, Poland, July 8, 2016. File photo by Jakub Kaminski/EPA

Protests after police fatally shoot black man in Louisiana

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:47 PM

Police in the state s capital Baton Rouge identify the man as Alton Sterling saying two officers made contact with him in the parking lot of the convenience store

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

Trump, Cruz in two-way Republican race

Mar 07, 2016 - 8:24 AM

On the other hand Hillary Clinton extends her frontrunner status in the Democratic contests but Senator Bernie Sanders shows he is still in the race with a pair of victories

In this file photo Donald Trump (L) listens to Ted Cruz answering a question during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Gary Coronado/Pool/EPA

Race for the White House: Cruz, Sanders score wins

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:33 AM

3rd UPDATE Meanwhile Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton dominate the delegate rich state of Louisiana

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the 43rd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, March 4, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

5 more US states vote in presidential primary race

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:25 AM

Donald Trump is ahead in the delegate count for the Republicans while Hillary Clinton is well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side Will the next primaries be a game changer?

'I VOTED' Stickers given to voters after they have voted in the Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday are pictured in Burlington, Vermont, USA, March 1, 2016. Herb Swanson/EPA

Obama pays tribute to LSU basketball star Ben Simmons

Jan 15, 2016 - 10:18 AM

LSU standout Ben Simmons projected to be among the top NBA draft picks next year receives an endorsement from US President Barack Obama

HOOP IT UP. LSU standout Ben Simmons met US President Barack Obama and says he'd like to play ball with him one day

'Resilient' New Orleans can bear another Katrina – mayor

Aug 19, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Mayor Mitch Landrieu: You can t ever guarantee that you re not going to get hurt but today New Orleans is much better prepared and we re much stronger

'STRONGER' CITY. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans’ emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina at the National Press Club on August 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Theater shooter bought gun legally – police

Jul 25, 2015 - 1:18 PM

The motive of John Houser – a 59 year old white man with a criminal record – remains unclear

Gunman opens fire in US movie theater killing two

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:27 AM

5th UPDATE The shooter opens fire randomly on fellow movie goers about 30 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck at the Grand 16 theater in Lafayette Louisiana

LOUISIANA SHOOTING. This still image obtained courtesy of KLFY News in Lafayette, Louisiana shows people gathering at a local hospital after a gunman opened fire at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana late July 23, 2015. Photo by KLFY NEWS/AFP

Deadly bacteria released from US high-security lab

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The extent of the contamination remains unknown after the safety breach at the Tulane National Primate Research Center

Magnification of colonies of Burkholderia pseudomallei, September 2008. Image courtesy Gavin Koh/Wikimedia Commons

#USvote 2014: Democratic disaster as Republicans win US Senate

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Riding a wave of public frustration Republicans seize at least 7 seats from Senate Democrats to claim the majority in both chambers of Congress for the first time since 2006

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in Arkansas hold American flags during an election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Republicans must gain six seats to take over the US Senate and many analysts say that goal is within reach

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Violent weather in US kills at least 29

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Some 75 million people were at risk from storms that could unleash hail winds and twisters on the affected regions according to the National Weather Service

TORNADO. People recover items amidst debris following a tornado impact at the Mayflower RV park where no one was injured in the storm which flattened buildings and threw motor homes into piles in Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, April 28, 2014. Brandon Dill/EPA

New tornadoes tear through US South

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Death counts are being revised with at least 17 killed so far from the deadly tornadoes

TORNADO. People recover items amidst debris following a tornado impact at the Mayflower RV park where no one was injured in the storm which flattened buildings and threw motor homes into piles in Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, April 28, 2014. Brandon Dill/EPA

Missing Pinoy oil rig worker found dead

Oct 30, 2013 - 9:51 AM

The US Coast Guard recovers the body of missing Filipino welder Peter Jorge E Voces

US chemical plant blast kills one, injures 73

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Authorities say it is too early to speculate on what caused the explosion

Ravens survive 49ers' charge to win Super Bowl XLVII

Feb 04, 2013 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second half onslaught by the San Francisco 49ers 34 31 to emerge as champions of Super Bowl XLVII

Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens holds aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy following their 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

3rd Filipino fatality in oil rig accident identified

Nov 29, 2012 - 2:59 PM

A third Filipino fatality in the November 16 explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been confirmed by the Philippine Embassy in Washington

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

DFA searching for missing Pinoy in oil rig blast

Nov 20, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Four more Pinoys were injured in the blast and two are in critical condition

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

Filipino fatality in blast identified

Nov 19, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Contract worker Elroy Corporal 42 has been identified as the fatality in the explosion the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said in a statement Monday November 19

RIG FIRE. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

Filipino confirmed dead in US oil rig fire

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:11 PM

One Filipino has been confirmed dead after the fire in an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday November 17 the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said Sunday

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Families face grim wait in the dark as 'Isaac' grinds on

Aug 30, 2012 - 12:37 PM

Storm weary residents hunkered down for a hot wet and windy wait as Hurricane Isaac slowed to storm force but looked set to linger over southern Louisiana

The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Isaac as it approached Louisiana on Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. A large band of showers and thunderstorms stretched from the Carolinas, west over Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and into Louisiana, wrapping into Isaac's center of circulation when it was centered about 100 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, New Orleans braces

Aug 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana and barreled towards New Orleans seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Big Easy

The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Isaac as it approached Louisiana on Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. A large band of showers and thunderstorms stretched from the Carolinas, west over Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and into Louisiana, wrapping into Isaac's center of circulation when it was centered about 100 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

'Isaac' near hurricane force, New Orleans prepares

Aug 28, 2012 - 12:28 PM

UPDATED New Orleans braced for another major storm Monday Tuesday in Manila seven years after Hurricane Katrina swamped the fabled US city of jazz

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Isaac on Aug. 26 at 18:15 UTC (2:15 p.m. EDT) when it was over Florida and Cuba and the MODIS instrument captured this visible image of the storm. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team