BP has been roundly criticized by federal and state officials for its oil spill cleanup efforts. But one local official points to signs of progress and cooperation.
BP has failed to manually shut the blowout preventer, and it could take three months to drill a relief well. Before then, BP will try to put a giant hood over the leaking wellhead, or perhaps even install a second preventer. But no short-term options have a proven track record to stop an oil spill.
Hillary Clinton made the announcement during a UN conference on nonproliferation. The move toward transparency is part of Obama’s quest for a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Waveland, Miss., still bears the marks of Katrina in trailers, unfinished construction, and a closed waterpark. Now, the BP oil spill is threatening its coast. Residents wonder if the town can survive.
Conan O'Brien, appeared on television Sunday night for the first time since his abrupt departure from NBC's 'Tonight Show.' Cultural buzz, not ratings, will fuel his success, observers say.
The Times Square bomb failed to go off because it was badly constructed and poorly designed. But other bombs made of easy-to-obtain ingredients have caused mayhem, which analysts say was the intent in New York City, too.
The need for changes to the controversial Arizona immigration law is evidence of its faults, critics say. Proponents say the substance of the law is unchanged.
The Marine Corps' amphibious Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle and the Navy's big aircraft carrier fleet are examples of programs ripe for reevaluation, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday.
The Obama administration is carefully choosing its words about the BP oil spill and failed N.Y.C. bomb plot, as it tries to calibrate its public posture on events.
A lesbian couple and an agnostic couple are suing to prevent the Boy Scouts from using public land. The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal in the case, which returns to the Ninth Circuit.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech at the opening of the United Nations nuclear non-proliferation conference Monday to accuse the world's nuclear powers of 'monopolizing' nuclear technology.
Video cameras, fingerprints, and chemical clues could all come into play as authorities try to identify who drove an explosives-laden vehicle into Times Square. The bomb plot left behind plenty of evidence.
The newly approved Cape Wind project in Massachusetts will be closely watched, by both supporters and detractors, as it goes forward. Many see it as a barometer for the future of offshore wind energy in the US.
Delaware wanted to expand sports betting games, in an effort to bring in new revenue for a strapped state budget. But a US appeals court said a federal law prevents it. On Monday, the Supreme Court let that ruling stand.
Secretary Clinton will declare the 40 year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty threatened by Iran and North Korea, while Iran's Ahmadinejad is expected to criticize world powers for failing at disarmament.
The BP plan is to pay fishermen to deploy booms from their own boats. Fisherman want to help combat the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but a liability form is causing widespread confusion.
Federal officials gave a sobering appraisal of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Sunday, with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar saying 'ultimate relief' was 90 days away.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is drafting his own plan with parish leaders to combat the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The goal is to build a 'second line of defense' to protect vital wetlands.
From Los Angeles to New York, Chicago to Houston, hundreds of thousands of protesters in dozens of cities are marching, chanting, and in some cases engaging in civil disobedience – mostly in opposition to Arizona’s tough new law aimed at stopping illegal immigration.
In a letter to Congress, Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen say they're sticking to their plan for review. This angers activists and lawmakers pushing for early repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'.