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  • Gulf oil spill: Attempt to lift blowout preventer to start next week

     
    Engineers in the Gulf of Mexico have abandoned efforts to fish out pieces of drill pipe stuck in the damaged Macondo well and early next week will begin trying to remove the blowout preventer -- a crucial step in finally......
  • Obama says there is 'network of misinformation' about him

     
    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy by Mike Memoli A recent poll showed many Americans are uncertain of his faith, but President Obama said in an interview Sunday that he can't worry about dispelling......
  • Gulf oil spill: New blowout preventer placed on BP's troubled oil well

     
    A new blowout preventer has been placed atop BP’s problem oil well, a move that should allow crews to drill into the well deep underground and kill it for good in about a week. The old blowout preventer — a......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP well could be plugged by Sunday

     
    A relief well is “almost touching” BP’s damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, meaning that officials could declare the source of the nation’s largest offshore oil spill killed by Sunday, a top government official said Wednesday. Crews working......
  • Gulf Oil Spill: Relief bore intersects BP's broken well

     
    Federal officials announced Thursday night that an emergency relief well has successfully intersected the bottom of BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well. "Through a combination of sensors embedded in the drilling equipment and sophisticated...
  • Obama quicker to claim credit for BP oil well-sealing

     
    The federal response to the nation's worst environmental disaster may have been slow, but not this response....
  • Blown-out BP well finally killed at bottom of Gulf of Mexico [Updated]

     
    [Updated at 8:57 a.m.: The BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- source of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history -- has been permanently killed, a top federal official announced Sunday. Thad Allen, the federal spill......
  • Gulf oil spill: Federal point man Thad Allen moving to Rand Corp.

     
    Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the voice and face of the federal government's response to the BP oil spill, is joining Rand Corp. as a senior fellow. The think tank, headquartered in Santa Monica, announced Friday that as of......
  • Ticket Replay: Obama quicker to claim credit for oil-well sealing

     
    The federal response to the nation's worst environmental disaster, the BP Gulf oil spill, may have been slow, but not this response....
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Official: BP blowout preventer to be replaced

    Official: BP blowout preventer to be replaced
    The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill says engineers will probably remove the failed blowout preventer and replace it to secure the site permanently. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told The Associated Press on Friday that it is likely the...
  • BP Plans To Continue Relief Well Work This Week

    BP Plans To Continue Relief Well Work This Week
    The oil that poured into the Gulf for more than 12 weeks has been forced back underground and BP engineers expect to spend this week drilling the final leg of a relief well to complete the "bottom kill" designed to permanently seal the leaking well. BP...