A close encounter with a lioness at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans goes viral.
Poppa Funk was a member of the Meters and the Neville Brothers.
The storm weakened to a tropical depression as it swept inland through Gulf Coast states on Sunday, sparing New Orleans but threatening floods to other areas.
New Orleans was spared the worst effects of the storm that weakened from hurricane status.
The storm, which will be a stress test on New Orleans' levees, was previously dubbed a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Barry is forecast to hit the city unusually early in the hurricane season, just as the Mississippi River is reaching abnormally high levels.
The strengthening storm is expected to blow ashore early Saturday near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season.
Tropical storm Barry is headed to New Orleans, Louisiana. Officials are warning its residents to prepare for major flooding and potential evacuations.
A whale in Brazil, flooding in New Orleans and blindfolded goats round out this week's best images.
“There are three ways that Louisiana can flood: storm surge, high rivers and rain,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “We’re going to have all three.”
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that there could be “a considerable amount of overtopping” of levees.
The NBA's No. 1 draft pick arrived in town to huge expectations and a sweet gift from the Saints quarterback.
“The thing about beignets is, they’re basically doughnuts. ... What makes it New Orleans is the way New Orleans people obsess over it."
The New Orleans pianist is best known for his 1973 top 10 hit, "Right Place, Wrong Time."
The "Queen of Creole Cuisine" died surrounded by family.
The festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.
The agency is defending its reputation following the singer's flurry of outraged tweets.
The Pulitzer-winning newspaper has been operating since 1837.
The Iowa congressman claimed a FEMA official told him that Hurricane Katrina victims only asked for help, unlike Iowans who "take care of each other."
The iconic New Orleans party favors are getting an eco-friendly makeover.