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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

Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Scott Lloyd/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Appeals Court Wading Into Dispute Over Multibillion-Dollar BP Settlement

A federal appeals court is wading into a high-stakes dispute over the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement of claims arising from BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

07/07/2013

File photo of a BP sign. (credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Trial Set To Open For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by the disaster.

02/25/2013

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)

Federal Judge Approves Agreement For BP To Pay $4 Billion In Oil Spill Settlement

A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/29/2013

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)

Feds Reach $1.4B Settlement With Transocean In Gulf Oil Spill

The Justice Department reached a $1.4 billion settlement Thursday with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/03/2013

File photo of the BP logo. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge OKs $7.8 Billion Settlement In BP Gulf Class Action Suit

A federal judge has given final approval to BP’s settlement with a bulk of businesses and individuals who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

12/22/2012

File Footage of shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of La. (credit: Scott Lloyd/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

CBS News: BP Checking For Possible Oil Leaks At Deepwater Disaster Site

BP has been going to the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the Coast Guard to see if any more oil is seeping through the capped containment dome, CBS News is reporting.

12/13/2012

Contract workers from BP ferry contaminated waste to a pickup point as other workers use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, La. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

BP To Pay $4.5 Billion To US For 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

A person familiar with the deal says oil giant BP has agreed to pay a criminal penalty in the billions of dollars for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

11/15/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney: Pay Attention To What I Say, Not What I Do

In an effort to distract voters from his tax records, W. Mitt Romney launched a four pronged push back yesterday. Romney’s problem: each move revealed more about the problems with his floundering campaign.

08/07/2012

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