| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
GM CEO Mary Barra testified this afternoon before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the automaker's recall of more than 2.5 million vehicles worldwide for faulty ignition switches that have been blamed in at least 31 crashes and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:37 PM
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths.
In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:10 PM
The decimation of the Gulf Coast oyster industry following the one-two punches of Hurricane Katrina and the Deep Horizon oil spill gets a much-deserved close-up in the enlightening, if sometimes sluggish, documentary "Vanishing Pearls."
Shot from 2010...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Some of the most repeated knocks on GenY by the Millennial-bashing experts in media-land are that they're selfie-posting, social media-crazed underachievers.
While there's no solid defense for taking excessive selfies, spreading hateful...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
DirecTV continues to impress with its savvy original-programming acquisitions, the latest being a pair of U.K. imports: "Black Mirror," a creepy and clever anthology series, informed by a slightly cracked view of technology; and "Secret State," a familiar...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Nearly 40 news organizations have accused the Obama administration of improperly controlling images of the president by limiting the access granted to independent photojournalists while allowing free rein by the White House's own photographers.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Focusing on the oyster fisherman of the small, largely African-American community of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, "Vanishing Pearls" traces a struggle against oppression and exploitation that culminates in the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill. Tyro...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS — A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:49 AM
"I'm praying to the stone-crab gods right now," said Stephen Sawitz, two hours before his family's Joe's Stone Crab was set to open for its 100th season Tuesday afternoon. "I'm praying for a healthy harvest."
At the first 5 p.m. seating, Joe's served...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama canceled a long-planned trip to attend economic and security summits in Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday night, the latest casualty of the political impasse in Washington....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. — The police asked the right question.
"Can you think of anyone who would want to do you harm?" investigators asked Wilma Subra, trying to understand who might have fired a gun at the diminutive grandmother.