Last week's blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators' focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. Full story
East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux's apology came only after his department drew fire for relying on a provision, struck down a full decade ago, to arrest at least a dozen gay men over the last two years. Full story
More than 800 members of Louisiana's Emery family reunite in St. James Parish. WVLA's David Lippman reports.
Dozens of workers were rescued from a natural gas platform off the coast of Louisiana. Environmental officials say they saw a sheen in the water, but predicted the effects wouldn’t be as severe as those of the 2012 BP oil spill.
While the debate on gun safety has seemingly taken a backseat in Washington, gun violence continues to impact communities across the country, including those in Chicago, Oakland, California and Flint, Michigan. Susan Morrel-Samuels, from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the Universit
Melissa Harris-Perry debates the argument for vouchers programs with former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, Thena Robinson Mock, Steve Perry, and Sarah Carr.
Some voter suppression efforts, such as requiring certain photo IDs in order to vote, disproportionately target women. Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists talk about how to battle voting changes and how to get more women into elected office.
A cloud of natural gas rises from the Hercules 265 drilling rig located 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico as seen in this handout photo from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement taken July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement/Handou
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010. A federal judge, July 19, 2013, denied BP's attempt to suspend payments to people and businesses claiming damages related to the 2010 Gu
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this April 21, 2010 file handout image. Faced with hundreds of claims it says are fictitious and inflated, BP must decide whether to dive into a protracted legal battle of a sort it soug