A Canada Goose covered in oil makes its way along the Kalamazoo River after a pipeline ruptured in Marshall, Mich. on July 27. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP
Dave Jenkins, of Marshall, Mich., holds onto a muskrat as a group attempts to clean the animal covered in oil after a pipeline ruptured in the Kalamazoo River, spilling more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the water. Crews continued work to clean up the oil and affected animals on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, Mich. feed a mixture containing charcoal to a goose to help it digest oil on July 27. The goose was one of twelve that were brought to the refuge. Crews were working Tuesday to contain and clean up more than 800,000 gallons of oil that poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, coating birds and fish. John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer/AO
People watch from the 15 Mile Road bridge as oil flows in the Kalamazoo River on July 27 in Marshall, Mich. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Oil floats in the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, Mich., clean some of the oil off a goose on July 27. John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer/AP
The Morrow Dam in Comstock, Mich is seen here on July 28 as crews worked Wednesday to contain and clean up over an estimated 800,000 gallons of oil that coated birds and fish as it poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, one of the state's major waterways. Officials don't believe oil will spread past the Morrow Dam. The cause of the spill is under investigation. Scott Harmsen/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Oil flows into the Kalamazoo River as workers try to skim it off the surface in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP
People watch oil run through the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
A Canada goose covered in oil attempts to fly out of the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
The US announced steps toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas Wednesday, but the leader of Hamas insisted the Islamic militants would not relent until their main demand of lifting an Egyptian-Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is met.
ByIbrahim Barzak and Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.