| Aug 10, 2010
State police say an 85-year-old Thibodaux man died from injuries suffered in a crash on La. Highway 20 in Lafourche Parish.
Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') says Ferdinand Delatte was driving a car westbound on Choctaw Road near Chackbay Monday, made a...
| Aug 12, 2010
With the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico plugged from the top and BP PLC and federal officials pondering whether the final plug, or "bottom kill," is needed, local officials fear national disengagement from what remains a crisis...
| Aug 13, 2010
Officials could know by early Friday if BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed for good.
An analysis of tests on the well done Thursday was scheduled to be completed within 24 hours, letting the federal government and BP PLC know if...
| Aug 14, 2010
The first family dashed to the Florida Panhandle on Saturday so President Barack Obama could play pitchman - Gulf Coast beaches are clean and open for business - and assure residents his government won't abandon them now that the busted well has stopped...
| Aug 16, 2010
Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters Monday in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don't know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don't believe the seafood is...
| Aug 17, 2010
Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf.
Fishermen spent much of the summer...
| Aug 17, 2010
The government said Monday it is toughening environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling, ending an easy path to oil riches that allowed BP to drill its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico with little federal scrutiny.
The step is meant to...
| Aug 19, 2010
The government now says the final plugging of BP's blown-out Gulf well will begin sometime after Labor Day.
Jeffrey Carter, an aide to the goverment's spill chief, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the plan is to replace a failed piece of...
| Jun 17, 2010
Here on the open ocean, 12 miles from ground zero of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the gulf is hovering between life and death.
The large strands of sargassum seaweed atop the ocean are normally noisy with birds and thick with crustaceans, small...