| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Justice Department has entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP, in connection with the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Investors may be having second thoughts about BP (www.bp.com) and its first American boss Robert Dudley after the British oil company announced a loss of $1.4 billion for the second quarter of 2012.
BP wrote off $2.1 billion on shale gas acreage...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 7:03 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Gulf Coast singer, songwriter and humorist Brent Burns will be coming to Northern Michigan for a special concert to benefit local charities.
Burns will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Harbor Springs High School Performing...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:01 PM
A federal judge sentenced a man for lying to a federal agent about a blowout preventer Wednesday.
Donald Hudson pleaded guilty to making false statements about the testing of the oil rig equipment.
Prosecutors say he instructed employees to falsify...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:11 PM
Some say bookstores are on the brink of extinction, along with video and music stores, as consumers migrate to the digital world.
Sure, there's plenty of evidence along those lines, now that mega-bookstore chains Borders and Waldenbooks are history....
| Nov 24, 2012
Two ways to stimulate the economy: Give government our tax dollars to spend its way — on bridges, unions, Solyndra — or let us keep those tax dollars and spend them the way we want. Did the first work?
Having been raised in communism makes...
| Nov 10, 2012
County’s deal for school land still needs to be explained
To the editor:
I was struck by a question not answered by Commissioner William McKinley in his Oct. 2 letter regarding the recent purchase of land for the proposed West City elementary...
| Nov 16, 2012
It's hard to imagine, for a performance artist who has no trouble filming herself rolling naked down a filthy Miami Beach alleyway to protest the BP oil spill, or freaking out a senior water aerobics class from the bottom of a swimming pool, that...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:54 AM
BP will plead guilty to a dozen felony charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, the oil company said Thursday.
Of the penalties, $4 billion will resolve...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:39 AM
NEW YORK --- BP will plead guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and plead guilty to criminal charges related to the deaths of 11 workers and lying to...