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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......
  • Red Tape Vexes Gulf Residents Seeking BP Payments

    Red Tape Vexes Gulf Residents Seeking BP Payments
    The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the...
  • BP Shares Bounce Back In London Trading

    BP Shares Bounce Back In London Trading
    Shares in BP PLC opened higher in London on Friday, a day after a sharp drop linked to the company's difficulties with an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was reversed in New York. BP shares were up 4 percent at 380.2 pence in the first hour of trading on...
  • Obama Tours Pensacola Beach On Day 2 Of Gulf Visit

    Obama Tours Pensacola Beach On Day 2 Of Gulf Visit
    President Barack Obama is visiting Florida's Pensacola Beach on the second day of a tour of Gulf states affected by the massive BP oil spill. Obama strolled the beach Tuesday morning with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Obama Left Blanks In Oil Spill Speech

    AP FACT CHECK: Obama Left Blanks In Oil Spill Speech
    EDITOR'S NOTE - An occasional look at assertions by public officials and how well they adhere to the facts. In assuring Americans that BP won't control the compensation fund for Gulf oil spill recovery, President Barack Obama failed to mention that the...
  • Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll

    Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll
    The immense difficulties facing workers trying to contain and clean up the gulf oil leak were made frighteningly evident Wednesday, after a charter captain despondent over the spill apparently committed suicide, and technical issues forced oil company...
  • Robots Begin Removing And Replacing A Cap Over The Gushing Oil Well

    Robots Begin Removing And Replacing A Cap Over The Gushing Oil Well
    The delicate work of removing and replacing a cap over the gushing oil well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico began Saturday, with robotic submarines hovering around the site. The hope is to fit a tighter dome that will funnel more oil to collection...
  • Cap On Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely In Gulf

    Cap On Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely In Gulf
    Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It's the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel more...
  • BP: No Sign Of Leaks As Capped Well Nears 48 Hours

    BP: No Sign Of Leaks As Capped Well Nears 48 Hours
    BP was encouraged Saturday as the final hours ticked away on a two-day trial run of a massive cap on its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying there no signs of new leaks and oil was being kept out of the water. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said...
  • BP: Experimental Cap Shows No Sign of Leaks

    BP: Experimental Cap Shows No Sign of Leaks
    BP's experimental cap was holding Saturday as the final hours ticked away in a two-day trial run to make sure it keeps oil from pouring into the Gulf of Mexico without blowing a new leak in the busted well. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said...