As BA restores a direct connection from London to New Orleans, Simon Calder picks out other destinations that ought to be on the route map
It’s 30 years since the Chernobyl meltdown, and tours to the exclusion zone are doing good business. Are travellers paying their respects, or is this just rubber-necking?
Andy Martin is in New Orleans for the biggest annual gathering of crime writers and fans in the world. While rubbing shoulders with the Slice Girls and Lee Childs, he asks crime-fiction buffs why they think the genre is soaring in popularity when actual crime is going down
Reginald Hilliard's first trip in a plane was a gift from Brianna Davis who wanted to show him what New Orleans looked like from the air
The incident was one of many where police officers were accused of taking the law into their hands after the storm struck
Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of the athlete's murder
The grandmother, who works as a security guard in New Orleans, said the gun was under her pillow
The band were honouring the man they attribute their success to
Police spokesman says police were on their way to break up a big crowd when gunfire erupted
Toussaint was a master of all the above crafts, helping to keep alive the doo-wop and jazz traditions of the Big Easy while tirelessly exploring new avenues in soul, pop and funk
Sureveys have found that there are at least 5,000 people in the US who identify as real vampires
Ford was as camp and as extrovert backstage as he was up front, and the audience loved him
BP has won a key court victory in the US that will limit the amount of compensation the oil giant will have to pay following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
Bernadine Bishop could be the first writer to win the Costa Book of the Year posthumously
American Horror Story: Coven broadcast its second episode on Fox last night. Each series of the anthology show tells a different complete horror story, but with a returning repertory cast. It's always stuffed with great roles for women, particularly Jessica Lange, who won an Emmy for the show last year. This series is a Southern Gothic set in and around Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans, and the cast seems to be having more fun than ever.
Second phase of trial opens with claims of negligence and lack of preparation