Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: both the Republican establishment and the punditocracy have been shocked by his continuing appeal to the party’s base. Photograph: Jason Davis/Getty Images

There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005 and the political fallout shouldn’t be near the top (...)

A composite image from September 2005 (left) showing part of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later.   Before Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward was a working-class and predominantly African-American neighborhood just outside the city’s historic center. Photograph: AP 1:16

President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but sa(...)

A  monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee towers over a traffic circle in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

As southern US statehouses and cities debate the legitimacy of flying the Confederate flag, the mayor of New Orleans is proposing the most comprehensi(...)

US president Barack Obama: executive orders would allow five million undocumented immigrants remain in the country. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama’s bid to make overhauling immigration policy a second-term victory was dealt a serious blow as federal judges ruled the effo(...)

Justin Rose of Britain has an impressive recent record at the Zurich Classic of New Orlean. Photograph: Reuters.

Justin Rose will make his first appearance since finishing second in the Masters in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, an event where he has an impres(...)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) acting administrator Melvin Carraway (centre) meets with TSA officers at New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/TSA

A machete-wielding man who was shot during an attack at New Orleans International Airport on Friday has died.The death of Richard White was announced (...)

Rickie Fowler chips out of the bunker  during round two of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Ben Martin is on course for his first PGA Tour title after establishing a three-shot lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday. (...)

Kenneth Terry with the Treme Brass Band plays the trumpet on the corner of North Villere and Frenchman Street during a community response to the shooting. Photograph: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

New Orleans police have identified a suspect in connection with a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade that injured 19 people, including two chil(...)

New Orleans Police Department members at the site of the shooting. Photograph: Fox 8 News/Handout via Reuters

Nineteen people including two children were shot in New Orleans yesterday when gunfire erupted at a Mother’s Day parade, and city police said t(...)