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Cleanup efforts under way after a barge carrying a million gallons of crude oil collided with a ship. (Getty Images)

No Timetable Set To Reopen Major Shipping Channel After 170,000 Gallons Of Tar-Like Oil Spills Into Waterway

No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

03/24/2014

Cleanup efforts under way after a barge carrying a million gallons of crude oil collided with a ship. (Getty Images)

Oil Spill Cleanup Impedes Major Texas Ship Channel

The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked the movement of about 60 ships, including three cruise ships, between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world’s busiest petrochemical transportation waterways.

03/23/2014

Cleanup efforts under way after a barge carrying a million gallons of crude oil collided with a ship. (Getty Images)

Galveston Bay Oil Spill Threatens Bird Migration

Cleanup efforts under way after a barge carrying a million gallons of crude oil collided with a ship.

03/23/2014

Some 180 passengers and crew suffered from norovirus infection but Princess Cruise officials say predicted fog was the reason for the early return to port. (Getty Images)

Cruise Line Cites Fog, Not Illness, For Return

Princess Cruises spokeswoman says ship returned to port early because of dense fog advisory, not because 180 passengers and crew were vomiting and had diarrhea.

02/01/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

BP wants claims paid out on a case-by-case basis. (Getty Images)

BP Appeals Ruling In Dispute Over Spill Settlement

A court had ruled against BP’s bid to require proof from those claiming losses from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

12/27/2013

A view of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury ‘At A Standstill’ In Ex-BP Engineer’s Trial

A deadlocked jury has returned for a third day of deliberations in the case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages to obstruct a probe of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

12/18/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gulf Platform Owner Sued Over Deadly 2012 Blast

A Filipino worker who was severely burned in a deadly explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year is suing the platform’s owner and operator.

10/30/2013

The weather begins to turn in Grand Isle as residents are alerted to a mandatory evacuation ahead of Tropical Storm Karen on October 4, 2013 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Louisiana authorities issued a mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas even as Tropical Storm Karen weakened while moving through the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

Weakened Karen Continues Move Toward Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Karen continued to chug toward the Gulf Coast on Saturday, threatening to bring heavy winds and high rains, despite a general weakening of the storm. Officials still urged residents to be vigilant, even as an evacuation order was scaled back in one of Louisiana’s most vulnerable areas.

10/05/2013

Activists holds signs during a protest in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building on the first day of the trial over the Deep Water Horizon oil rig spill on February 25, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (credit:  Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Testimony At BP Oil Spill Trial Targets Response

An employee of the company that owned the doomed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig testified Tuesday that he was surprised when BP scrapped his team’s design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.

10/01/2013

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