New Orleans USA - updates

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Braced for Barry: New Orleans girds for 'extreme' storm

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump declares a state of emergency in response to a request from the Louisiana governor

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

Shootout wounds 5 bystanders near New Orleans tourism area

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Police shoot and kill the suspect during the incident, which occurred almost two weeks before the Louisiana city's renowned Mardi Gras festival

New Orleans humming with excitement over Serena Williams wedding

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Some 250 guests are invited to the wedding of tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a city known for its jazz music, good food and party atmosphere

SOON TO WED. Serena Williams speaks onstage at Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Glamour/AFP

Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans – study

Oct 13, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States according to a new study

SEA LEVEL RISE. Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. File Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP