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In this handout image provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010 near New Orleans, La. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Halliburton Reaches $1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls “a substantial portion” of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

09/02/2014

File photo of a shark. (credit: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Girl Didn’t Know She Was Attacked By Shark Until Mom Saw Bite Marks On Back

A 14-year-old girl did not realize she was attacked by a shark until her mom noticed bite marks after she got out of the water.

06/10/2014

File photo of a storm. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Scientists Tagging Sharks In Gulf Of Mexico To Help Predict Hurricanes

Scientists are tagging sharks in the Gulf of Mexico in hopes that they will help predict future hurricanes.

05/24/2014

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

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