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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: In Louisiana, Obama criticizes BP advertising and dividend payments [Updated]

     
    President Obama sharply criticized BP on Friday, saying the company should not waste millions of dollars on television advertising and dividend payments when the money would be better spent on people suffering from the spill. "My understanding is that BP....
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Louisiana leaders want Gulf drilling to resume

    Louisiana leaders want Gulf drilling to resume
    At the same time they are venting their fury on BP over the Gulf of Mexico spill and its calamitous environmental effects, Louisiana politicians are rushing to the defense of the oil-and-gas industry and pleading with Washington to bring back offshore...