The Louisiana city has had a tumultuous summer. But, for some, community efforts to exchange division for generosity have sparked a glimmer of hope that things could be different.
Critics say that presidents who stay on vacation during times of state emergencies can be perceived as a symbol of official neglect.
Advocates say this first-in-the-nation study can lay the groundwork for improving the lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students across the country.
The National Football League will not allow players to wear helmet decals to honor the memory of five Dallas officers fatally shot in July, following similar controversies over basketball players' wish to express views on police violence.
With more states legalizing marijuana, use of the drug has doubled in the United States in the last three years and is on track to overtake the now-declining number of tobacco users.
On Monday, the US federal regulator started a ban on sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18 and requires products on the market since 2007 to undergo federal review.
Following a wet winter, the state of California eased water conservation rules. How did the state fare?