Deadly parasite that led to death of four-year-old came from mains tap in residential area of St Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Suspect ‘believed a device had been implanted in his brain’ according to police
A large ball of flame and thick column of smoke could be seen coming from the plant
Police in New Orleans have vowed to track down gunmen who shot 19 people at a Mother's Day parade in an attack.
Isn't he the next Republican presidential candidate?
If US presidential politics is largely about being in the right place at the right time, then Marco Rubio most certainly is.
A woman called Sarah Childs in Denham Springs, Louisiana has erected a giant Christmas light display in the shape of a hand flipping the bird.
Proof, if proof were needed, that Britney Spears has been spending too much time hanging about with Simon Cowell on the latest series of US X Factor.
New Orleans was battered by powerful winds and torrential rain today, as Hurricane Isaac tore across the Gulf Coast, bringing storm damage and heavy flooding to under-protected suburbs of the City.
New Orleans is being battered by powerful winds and torrential rain tonight, as Hurricane Isaac tears across the Gulf Coast, bringing storm damage and heavy flooding to under-protected suburbs of the City.
Republican voters have given a thumbs-up to Condoleezza Rice as their preferred choice as running mate for Mitt Romney as he gears up to challenge Barack Obama.
The French Quarter of the city was moulded by its history of piracy, slavery, royalty – and ghosts
BP will start one of the biggest fights in its 104-year history next week as the US Government sues the oil giant for the devastation caused by the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement that went into the Deepwater Horizon well that exploded, killing 11 people and causing America's worst offshore oil spill.
Afro-pop folk band Givers don't have a slogan, but if they did it would be "It's nice to be nice". The singers, Taylor Guarisco and Tiffany Lamson perform with the emphatic smiles of drama school children in panto. Their music is uplifting; to watch them is like watching happy Muppets dancing around, on ecstasy. They're aggressively happy – they bounce, and wiggle and gyrate and smile a lot. They even use the break between songs to tell us how much they love London ("I love that you drive on the left here. I really do," says Lamson).
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee were falling in southern Louisiana and pelting the US Gulf Coast yesterday as the storm's centre trudged slowly towards land, where businesses were already beginning to suffer on what would normally be a bustling holiday weekend. With floods from the storms of last weekend's Hurricane Irene still evident in New England, Lee could bring up to 20 inches of rain to some areas.