| May 7, 2014
| 3:42 PM
House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog?
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt?
A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
When it comes to hurricanes, girls can be real killers. Yet not enough people take them seriously enough, a new study has found.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that female-named storms have...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Mary L. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and her chances of reelection this fall could come down to her ability to turn out African American voters like Barbara Brown.
Standing outside Franklin Avenue Baptist Church...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Allen Toussaint, one of the key architects of New Orleans R&B, rock and soul music over the last half-century, plays a rare small-theater date Monday night. It's the first of a new series of intimate shows at the 250-capacity Lyric Theatre on La Brea...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The Obama administration's dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal.
In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Despite frantic warnings from legal experts around the country and from his own attorney general, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday signed a bill killing a local coastal agency's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry.
What unnerves the experts is...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:52 PM
An insurance company has dropped its unprecedented lawsuit that had claimed that nearly 200 Chicago-area communities didn’t do enough to prevent last year’s widespread flooding.
The class-action lawsuits were filed by Farmers Insurance Group...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:51 PM
As part of the NBA's sweeping sanctions against Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his controversial racial remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is urging the league's other owners to push for the Clippers' sale.
Silver said that if three-quarters...