| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A Wisconsin man was accused of throwing a firework at police after locking himself in a bathroom stall in a Wadsworth McDonald's, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Justin Koch, 24, of Plymouth, was charged with felony aggravated battery...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:56 PM
(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)
(Reuters) - British retirement savers will benefit greatly from new pension rules, though inevitably some will squander the opportunity.
Still, better to make one's own mistakes...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Two people were charged with retail theft March 13 for stealing jewelry valued at $482. The two, both age 48 and staying in Lombard, allegedly took the jewelry from a store in the 300...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and BP announced Thursday an agreement that would allow the energy giant to bid once again on deep-water offshore drilling leases, reversing a government decision two years ago to bar the company from...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:01 PM
U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
BP reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency that opens the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There's a recurring map graphic in "The Great Invisible" that charts the staggering impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its bordering states, an image that sums up the wide net cast by Margaret Brown's diffuse but deeply sobering and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse.
After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 PM
No dice, BP.
That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:38 AM
A portion of the lower Mississippi River reopened Monday after a weekend oil spill, but another stretch remained closed, leaving 29 ships stuck, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the port of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest.
In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...