Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the US. Its capital is Baton Rouge and its largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is a popular tourist destination and cultural center. It is frequently affected by hurricanes.
A Louisiana sheriff and two jail staff have been hit with a federal lawsuit after a teen inmate was moved away from the juvenile unit and subsequently raped by an adult cellmate who infected him with HIV.
Protests are planned for the weekend after the US Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit for the build the 162-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline which will carry crude oil across the wetlands of Louisiana.
A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement rather than an entity and therefore cannot be sued, dismissing the complaint against the group and one of its activists by a Louisiana police officer.