| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:32 AM
BP will pay a record U.S. fine to settle criminal claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Department of Justice official said Thursday.
Details of the BP settlement will be revealed later Thursday when Attorney...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:39 AM
BP today announced that it has reached agreement with the United States government, subject to court approval, to resolve all federal criminal charges and all claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the company stemming from the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:55 AM
An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire after an explosion Friday, sending 11 people to hospitals and leaving two missing, authorities said.
Nine others were airlifted off the platform, and a half-mile oil sheen stretched across an area roughly...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 1:59 PM
GRAND ISLE, La. -- A second Filipino oil worker has died following last week's Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast, the Philippine government said Friday.
Avelino L. Tajonera died early Friday from injuries sustained in the November 16 explosion and fire...
| Oct 25, 2012
It's not implausible that the outcome in Florida's U.S. Senate race this year could determine whether the winner in the presidential election is working with a Democratic or Republican Senate.
Yet for a contest so crucial, the Sunshine State's Senate...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:41 PM
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
CNN and Soledad O'Brien Thursday announced a new deal that will take her out of the morning weekday anchor chair and make her an independent producer of documentaries for the channel.
The move by new CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a smooth one that keeps a...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
As more residents in southern Louisiana return home after Hurricane Isaac, many must now contend with a new obstacle: rebuilding their lives amid blistering temperatures and no air conditioning.
"Heat index values will continue to range in the 100- to...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Nearly a week after Hurricane Isaacslammed into the Gulf Coast, the effects of the storm were still being felt Monday: From the thousands forced into shelters by flooding to the tens of thousands still living without power in sweltering conditions....
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Louisiana authorities Monday blamed an eighth U.S. death on the effects of last week's Hurricane Isaac when a 90-year-old man died in a sweltering home without electricity in suburban New Orleans.
The man "was found in his home by family, and the home...