| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint."
"Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:01 PM
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are believed to contain more recoverable oil than Alaska's Prudhoe Bay - and Prudhoe Bay, you'll recall, is the greatest oil find in North American history.
So it was no small news today (Thursday) when -- for the first...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:00 AM
MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:22 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice is accusing oil company BP of gross negligence and a "culture of corporate recklessness,' in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a charge that could significantly increase the damages BP could be forced to pay in the case....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Royal Dutch Shell has begun preparatory drilling for an offshore oil well in the Arctic, the oil company announced Sunday, the first step in a long-controversial project.
U.S. authorities granted Shell permission to begin work on the well in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:12 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The architect of compensation for victims of last year's deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse says he believes the state was "exceedingly fair" with victims.
Victims' compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg tells The...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 6:45 PM
On Sunday, the Vice President of Shell Oil in Alaska told Governor Sean Parnell (R-Alaska) and Senator Lisa Murkowski(R-Alaska) that heavy sea ice in the Bering Straight will delay historic drilling operations -- scheduled for this summer.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:57 PM
Greenpeace plans on deploying two submarines to keep tabs on Royal Dutch Shell when the oil company starts drilling in the Arctic, which could begin as soon as next month.
The subs, a two-person and a one-person craft, are currently on board the...