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British Petroleum agrees to pay $4.5 billion; 3 employees charged


A day of reckoning arrived for British Petroleum on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill and pay a record $4.5 billion, including th

Hurricane Isaac batters New Orleans


Hurricane Isaac pounded New Orleans with fierce winds and torrents of rain Wednesday, but the multi-billion dollar flood defenses built after Katrina swamped the city seven years ago held firm.


Issac makes landfall in Louisiana; Gulf Coast braces


Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeast Louisiana in the US late on Tuesday as Gulf Coast residents hunkered down behind boarded-up windows with stockpiles of food and water, and wind-driven rain l

Hurricane Isaac batters US coast near New Orleans


Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans early on Wednesday after making landfall, seven years to the day after Katrina devastated the 'Big Easy' and killed hundreds along the US Gulf Coast.

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Isaac reaches hurricane strength: Hurricane center


Isaac reached hurricane strength on Tuesday with maximum wind speeds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) as it bore down on the northern US Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

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US feds make first arrest in BP oil spill case

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The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of K

Disabled boy, 7, decapitated by dad


A Louisiana man told investigators he decapitated his disabled 7-year-old son because he had grown tired of caring for the boy, who had cerebral palsy and heart problems, needed a feeding tube and use

BP boss hands over spill duties

Embattled BP boss Tony Hayward has handed off the daily management of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as the British energy firm was assailed by its partner for “reckless” conduct. BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said chief executive Hayward, a Briton, was handing over the running of the containment efforts to another top BP official, Bob Dudley, an American.

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