Heave! Helpful Elephants Prevent Stuck Lorry From Overturning

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

A pair of helpful elephants heroically stepped in to prevent a lorry from overturning. The 18-wheeler had become stuck in a muddy lay-by and was t...

In the Land of the Free

Felicity Gerry | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

News this week that a US Court of Appeals upheld the order for the release of Albert Woodfox who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement after being convicted of murdering a guard at Angola Prison

Harvard Students Sit Notorious 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test. ALL Of Them Failed

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of Harvard students were recently asked to sit the notorious 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test, implemented at the time to stop black people from v...

British Expat TV Host Shot Dead In The US

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK

A British expat who became a US television host has been shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana. Scott Rogers, 52, a former dance sch...

The Big Easy

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been in New Orleans for just under a week and I think it's safe to say that I love it already... Almost everyone here is extremely kind and enthusiastic, for example, an RA (resident assistant) commented that they were "SO PUMPED!" to meet the new students...

Care Bears and Nepenthe: Exclusive Q&A with Julianna Barwick

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

The music of Julianna Barwick transcends the expression of emotion evoked purely from language. The Brooklyn based, Louisiana born artist creates a lush and magically hypnotizing universe of sound by looping her voice into a layered and emotionally compelling world of melody.

Tasty Eats in Bywater, New Orleans

Peggy Nuttall | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peggy Nuttall

A magnet for bohemians and fertile ground for new and interesting restaurants and bars, Bywater is on the rise but it's not quite there yet, so for now the beautifully colourful tree-lined streets are peaceful and the people are some of the most laid back and friendly you'll ever meet.

Who Will Be Running for the Republicans in 2016?

Nick Purves | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Purves

Following on from looking at who will be running for the Democrats in four years time, these are some of the likely Republican contenders in the event of a Romney loss.

Louisiana Woman 'Burned In KKK Race Attack' Set Herself On Fire, Police Say

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK

A woman who suffered 60 per cent burns in what she claimed was a racist attack set herself on fire, police say. Sharmeka Moffitt said she had been...

Louisiana Woman 'Set On Fire In KKK Race Attack'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Louisiana Woman 'Burned In KKK Race Attack' Set Herself On Fire, Police Say A woman who suffered 60 per cent burns to her body says she was...

One Dead As Isaac Batters US Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

At least one man is believed dead as Tropical Storm Isaac spun tornadoes across Mississippi and Alabama on Thursday, causing flooding across the state...

WATCH: Stray Cat Takes On Hungry Alligator

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Alligators can normally take on most would-be aggressors - but most would-be aggressors don't include this stray cat here. Caught on camera by a g...