| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:14 PM
There are several unmanned aircraft sitting on a table at the Alaska Unmanned Aircraft System Interest Group’s annual meeting in Anchorage. They’re just a few pounds and look like something you’d find in a hobby shop.
But you should...
| Sep 27, 2012
By the time he died last month, Russell Train was largely forgotten. Most Americans didn't know that, as The New York Times' obituary said, he helped shape "the world's first comprehensive program for scrubbing the skies and waters of pollution,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 8:22 PM
It was the first step in a potentially serious accident -- but so far as we know, no worse than that.
Tonight (Saturday) the U.S. Coast Guard says the Shell Oil Company Drilling Rig "Noble Discoverer" has been successfully re-anchored near Hog Island...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:26 PM
A low cost airline is coming to New Orleans International Airport.
Spirit Airlines announced Monday it will start daily flights from New Orleans to Dallas in January.
Spirit has made headlines in the past for their advertisements.
After the B.P. oil...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from the Republicans, but these are boom times for American energy.
And you wouldn't know it from President Barack Obama, but he has very little to do with that.
From the presidential campaign trail to...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 5:07 AM
Nostalgia rules as ‘The Artist,’ ‘Hugo’ dominate safe, predictable Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nostalgia ruled at the Oscars, with the classic film homages “The Artist” and “Hugo” dominating...
| 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....
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:45 PM
The legal wrangling over the nasty mess left behind from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has come to an end, sort of.
It doesn't bring back the eleven lives lost, or all the little sea creatures that died.
A nearly eight billion dollar settlement...