A reveler of the Beija-flor samba school participates in the second night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome on March 7.
Fat Tuesday celebration expected to be largest since hurricane Katrina. New Orleans firms need big influx of Fat Tuesday tourists.
Austria's Michael Walchhofer reaches the finish area as he wins an alpine ski World Cup men's downhill race, in Bormio, Italy.
We highlight five kids and teens who are making a difference through volunteer opportunities, proving that helping hands can be child-sized too.
Post-Katrina, New Orleans looks to diversify its economy beyond tourism. But plans for a mammoth biomedical facility mean historic homes will be relocated, or razed.
Dancing, singing, mourning, and crying mixed throughout New Orleans this weekend as the city showcased the progress made since Katrina and honored those who died.
President Obama spoke on the fifth anniversary of the day the Hurricane Katrina touched ground in the Gulf Coast. He also addressed the recent Gulf oil spill that continues to impact the region.
Conservation was never a top priority in New Orleans, but Katrina changed that. The city is now an incubator for new home building featuring natural resources and sustainable architecture.
Newly elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently marked his first one hundred days in office by announcing one hundred Katrina recovery projects, including health clinics, criminal justice facilities, road reconstructions, public recreation, and more. Still, Landrieu says the city’s recovery will take another five years. Here are five critical areas of public policy which may determine whether New Orleans has a successful recovery by 2015.
The Katrina floodwaters that drowned New Orleans caused many to wonder if the city could ever recover. Five years later, recovery is evident in spades. January's Super Bowl win helped set the tone for what recently elected mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling “the new New Orleans.” Here’s a look at four signs of progress that could be models for cities nationwide: