| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:37 PM
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths.
In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama canceled a long-planned trip to attend economic and security summits in Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday night, the latest casualty of the political impasse in Washington....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:49 AM
"I'm praying to the stone-crab gods right now," said Stephen Sawitz, two hours before his family's Joe's Stone Crab was set to open for its 100th season Tuesday afternoon. "I'm praying for a healthy harvest."
At the first 5 p.m. seating, Joe's served...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS — A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services...
| 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...
| 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....
| May 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Wednesday, President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, and I headed down to the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan to cover the Keystone protest.
A couple things:
1) It’s telling that despite the supposed scandals engulfing the president, I...
| Jun 9, 2013
Not long after walking into the newest exhibit at The Mariners' Museum, your eyes and feet will tell you that "Fragile Waters" is no ordinary collection of black-and-white pictures.
Even from far across the completely revamped space that was once the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:06 PM
When oil sheen appeared on the sea surface last fall not far from the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities wanted to know where it was coming from.
Was BP’s sealed Macondo well -- the source of the biggest...