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  • In Pics | Rescues, power outages in aftermath of Hurricane Ida Sep 01, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    In Pics | Rescues, power outages in aftermath of Hurricane Ida

    Ida ravaged the region’s power grid, leaving the entire city of New Orleans and hundreds of thousands of other Louisiana residents in the dark with no clear timeline on when power would return.

  • Hurricane Ida pummels Louisiana, knocks out power for New Orleans Aug 30, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Hurricane Ida pummels Louisiana, knocks out power for New Orleans

    Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm and was downgraded to a Category 3 by evening -- the same strength Katrina was when it came ashore in 2005.

  • Asian shares rise on dovish Fed chair, oil up as hurricane batters Louisiana Aug 30, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    Asian shares rise on dovish Fed chair, oil up as hurricane batters Louisiana

    Oil prices rose, meanwhile, after energy firms suspended production as Hurricane Ida slammed into the U.S.’ southern coast.

  • COVID-19 | Another virus surge brings more misery to Louisiana hospital Aug 27, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Another virus surge brings more misery to Louisiana hospital

    Early in the pandemic, nursing staff at Willis-Knighton hospital would hang a paper angel on the wall every time they lost a patient to the virus. But as the months progressed and the death toll rose from one surge after another, the visual became a brutal sight for providers to look at hour after hour.

  • Winter Weather Has Disrupted Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccinations Feb 19, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    Winter Weather Has Disrupted Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccinations

    Shipment delays have been reported in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Utah and Washington, among other states, forcing vaccine sites to temporarily shutter and coveted appointments to be rescheduled.

  • Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear Feb 19, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear

    Texas has been reeling under deep freeze conditions that has led to shortages of basic necessities such as drinking water and caused massive power outages. Though power has now been restored in more homes and businesses, many people still lack safe drinking water.

  • ‘A Big Relief’ for Woman Finally Free of Gorilla Glue in Her Hair Feb 12, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    ‘A Big Relief’ for Woman Finally Free of Gorilla Glue in Her Hair

    More than a month after her mishap, Brown has had the glue removed from her hair, thanks to a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who spent hours Wednesday using a homemade solvent to get the job done.

  • $215 million in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes Sep 30, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    $215 million in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

    The money is from BP’s $8.8 billion settlement for natural resources damage caused by the blowout that killed 11 men and spewed more than 100 million gallons (380 million liters) of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, leaving long-lasting effects.

  • Laura cleanup begins; weeks without power or water ahead Aug 29, 2020 10:38 PM IST

    Laura cleanup begins; weeks without power or water ahead

    Across southwestern Louisiana, people were cleaning up from the hurricane that roared ashore early Thursday, packing 150 mph (240 kph) winds.

  • Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana coast with fierce wind, surging sea Aug 27, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana coast with fierce wind, surging sea

    Hours after landfall, Laura was still a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph).

  • Louisiana orders evacuations as twin storms take aim at US coast Aug 23, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    Louisiana orders evacuations as twin storms take aim at US coast

    Tropical Storm Marco, which is forecast to hit the Louisiana coast with hurricane-force winds on Monday, will be followed by Storm Laura, now over the Dominican Republic and expected to travel across Hispaniola and Cuba and strengthen to a hurricane before striking Louisiana on Thursday.

  • Police says 1 officer dead, 1 more wounded in Louisiana shooting Apr 27, 2020 06:43 AM IST

    Police says 1 officer dead, 1 more wounded in Louisiana shooting

    Police said the officers were responding to a call about reports of gunfire when they were shot. At a news conference Sunday evening, the police chief said the slain officer was a 21-year law enforcement veteran and that the wounded colleague had seven years of police work, according to WBRZ-TV. The chief did not identify the officers.

  • Oil rig explosion in Louisiana injures several: Report Oct 16, 2017 09:03 AM IST

    Oil rig explosion in Louisiana injures several: Report

    Kenner Police Department spokesman Sergeant Brian McGregor told the Times-Picayune newspaper that there were "a lot of injuries," with at least six confirmed and more expected.

  • Dallas police chief: 4 officers killed, 7 injured at protest Jul 08, 2016 10:28 AM IST

    Dallas police chief: 4 officers killed, 7 injured at protest

    Police later said in a statement that a suspect who was in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers was is in custody and a person of interest had surrendered. They said a suspicious package was being secured by a bomb squad.

  • GAIL to swap US LNG, issue tender next month Jul 17, 2015 01:56 PM IST

    GAIL to swap US LNG, issue tender next month

    GAIL, in two deals, has contracted 5.3 million tonnes a year of super-cooled gas (LNG) from the US starting 2018.

  • Bobby Jindal the smartest candidate in prez race: US daily Jul 10, 2015 02:21 PM IST

    Bobby Jindal the smartest candidate in prez race: US daily

    "Jindal may not be near the top of the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he may be the smartest candidate in the race," the daily reported as it listed out six facts about his Christian faith.

  • Bobby Jindal infuses US prez bid, says it's time for a doer Jun 25, 2015 09:43 AM IST

    Bobby Jindal infuses US prez bid, says it's time for a doer

    Jindal, the first Indian-American to make a major presidential bid, is the 13th Republican aspirant to target the White House in this election cycle. "My name is Bobby Jindal.

  • Is Bobby Jindal preparing for a 2016 Presidential run ? Feb 18, 2013 07:52 PM IST

    Is Bobby Jindal preparing for a 2016 Presidential run ?

    Bobby Jindal, Indian-American Louisiana Governor and a rising star in the Republican party, is laying the groundwork for a likely presidential run in 2016 and taking up higher-profile initiatives with the national audience in mind, a media report said on Monday.

  • Despite tensions over Gulf spill, BP will be back Apr 05, 2011 08:05 AM IST

    Despite tensions over Gulf spill, BP will be back

    Sixteen days before the first anniversary of the worst oil spill in US history, BP's efforts to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico have provoked a predictably fierce response from Washington.

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