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  • Gulf oil spill: Obama lands for a third visit

     
    President Obama, on his third visit to Louisiana to oversee oil spill operations, landed at an airport in Kenner, a New Orleans suburb, and met there with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. David Vitter, Admiral Thad......
  • Gulf oil spill: Cap starts doing its job, but officials remain cautious

     
    Efforts to contain the flood of oil into the Gulf of Mexico showed the first signs of progress as 6,000 barrels of oil were pumped to the surface after the fitting of a containment cap over the blown well, officials......
  • Gulf oil spill: Cap boosts oil collection to 10,000 barrels

     
    The commander of the federal government’s response to the gulf oil spill said Sunday that the containment cap collected 10,000 barrels of oil gushing from the sea floor in its second day of operation, up from 6,000 barrels. U.S. Coast......
  • Gulf oil spill: Admiral keeps the heat on BP

     
    The commander of the federal government’s response to the gulf oil spill said Sunday that BP’s latest effort to contain the oil gushing from the sea floor was showing promising signs as the cap over the wellhead funneled oil to......
  • Gulf oil spill: On 'Today' show, Obama defends his role in BP crisis

     
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he's been talking closely to Gulf Coast fishermen and various experts on BP's catastrophic oil spill "so I know whose ass to kick." The salty words came in an interview in Michigan with......
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil collection jumps, but bad weather looms

     
    A containment cap continues to capture increasing amounts of oil from BP's leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, but bad weather in the coming days may hamper collection efforts, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says. Allen said Tuesday about......
  • More ships headed to Gulf of Mexico to capture spilled oil

     
    Nobody knows -- still -- exactly how much oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the ruptured BP well. But Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who is in charge of the federal response, is predicting that virtually all......
  • Obama requests meeting with BP chief

     
    Updated by Mike Memoli Seven weeks after the initial rig explosion at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, President Obama has reportedly asked for a meeting with the company's top executive. Obama told NBC News this week that he had not yet......
  • Gov. Charlie Crist on ‘Face the Nation’ this weekend

     
    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be the main topic on CBS' “Face the Nation” this weekend. CBS News said its exclusive guests will be Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Other guests will be Coast Guard Adm. Thad...
  • Gulf oil spill: Anger mounts on Capitol Hill [Updated]

     
    Gulf officials vented their frustration on Capitol Hill Thursday, reflecting the mounting anger of their constituents. "Please, please send us some help," Mayor David Camardelle of Louisiana’s Grand Isle said in emotional testimony before the Senate...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP to speed up claims processing

     
    BP officials have promised to speed up their processing of business claims in the gulf oil disaster after complaints that lagging payments were leaving businesses in the lurch. Federal officials also said Thursday that BP has agreed to provide the......