The storm is set to be a severe test for the state's defences which were improved after Hurricane Katrina caused hundreds of deaths in 2005.Read the full story ›
It is the fifth US state to enact a law prohibiting abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.Read the full story ›
"If billionaires can give billions to rebuild Notre Dame, I can at least donate $50 to rebuild these churches," said one donor.Read the full story ›
The deaths were in Texas and Louisiana, where storms have spawned tornadoes and flash flooding.Read the full story ›
Hurricane Nate made U.S. landfall in southeast Louisiana, the National Hurricane Centre said on Saturday, warning of winds of 85 mph.Read the full story ›
Two white police officers will not be charged over the death of a black man whose shooting was filmed and fuelled protests across the US.Read the full story ›
The bus was travelling to Baton Rouge on Sunday morning to deliver flood relief aid when the crash happened.Read the full story ›
Caskets have been dislodged from graveyards in Louisiana in severe flooding which has left eight dead and damaged 40,000 homes.Read the full story ›
Footage has emerged of a sinkhole in Louisiana swallowing trees and the surrounding land in under a minute.
The Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness posted a video of the sinkhole which state officials determined was caused by the collapse of an underground salt dome.
A second person has died after an explosion and fire at the Williams Olefin chemical plant in Louisiana, state police said.
Mobile phone footage filmed yesterday showed plumes of dark smoke billowing from the factory, which manufactures flammable gases for use in the petrochemicals industry.