Herman Wallace has just weeks to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer
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
First he succeeded in turning LA's Staples Centre vegetarian. Now former Smiths frontman Morrissey has refused to appear on an American TV chat show because his fellow guests are "animal serial killers".
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.
Assassin's Creed Cajun style.
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 novelist Jonathan Franzen has called Twitter an "irresponsible medium" which has become the enemy of writers and readers.
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).