| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Mr. Sinatra ... I am an Italian!" said the comedienne Kaye Ballard, currying favor way back when.
"And I'm an American," Sinatra shot right back. (Funny, the things that turn up in old files.)
OUR friend Cindy Adams of the Post settled it once and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Just when we all were getting over the irony of a team named the “Saints” getting stung in that tawdry NFL bounty scandal, the transplanted New Orleans Hornets of the NBA have announced they will change their nickname to the “Pelicans.&...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:39 AM
Do you care about the survival of sea turtles? Dolphins? Do you ride horses, watch whales or fish for large-mouth bass? Did you serve as a paratrooper — or care for someone who did?
If so, you can tell the world — with your license tag....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Frankie Jupiter joined WDBJ7 in April of 2013, as a reporter. He’s no stranger to the commonwealth, joining the team from the CBS affiliate in Charlottesville.
Originally from New Orleans, Frankie graduated from Columbia College Chicago. That&...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The seafood is safe to eat and the Gulf of Mexico tourism industry is recovering three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the waters off Louisiana. But despite that BP-sponsored...
| Mar 25, 2012
When the price of gasoline rises, the supply of hot air expands.
Just look at the recent GOP attacks blaming President Obama for prices that exceed $4 a gallon in some parts of the country.
Not only is Obama responsible, according to some Republicans,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Stephen King leaps into the tax debate, matching his strong tax-the-rich ideas with strong language....
| May 7, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Megan Crepeau April 20, 2010: BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling unit explodes, shooting nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. August 2010: Greenpeace files a FOIA request for any National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:26 PM
So, how exactly did former Republican governor Charlie Crist reprise his infamous hug with President Obama on the campaign trail over the weekend? Crist said his role in this election came about with an improptu cold call to the White......