The judge said the federal report that led to the drilling moratorium didn't 'explicitly justify' a ban. Some independent engineers who reviewed the report agree. The administration will appeal.
BP CEO Tony Hayward spent part of his Saturday at a yacht race in England while some in U.S. have seen their livelihoods ruined by the massive two-month oil spill.
The Dutch government is supplying six sweeping arm systems for the BP oil spill. The technology involves a skimmer that picks up oil and water and then separates the two.
The 'top kill' procedure aims to cap the undersea well feeding the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The US Coast Guard gave approval Wednesday to proceed.
Handsome Dan, Yale University's bulldog mascot, stands near future graduates during commencement at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., on Monday.
Pilgrims in southern Spain ride horses en route to the shrine of El Rocio in Donana national park during the annual El Rocio pilgrimage, on Tuesday in Sanlucar de Barrameda, near to Cadiz. The pilgrimage to Almonte, which houses the Virgin del Rocio, is the largest in Spain, with hundreds of thousands of devotees in traditional outfits converging in a burst of color as they make their way on horseback and decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside.
Two of 26 suspected Hezbollah members accused of plotting attacks on tourists and shipping in the Suez Canal and of sending operatives and explosives to Gaza to help militant groups there, peer out from the prison vehicle as they arrive at the Emergency State Security Court in New Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. An Egyptian judge sentenced three of the accused to life in prison, and the rest of the group received sentences ranging from 15 years in prison to six months.
Jerusalem City councilman Meir Margalit says the prime minister's office has put a de facto freeze on new building in East Jerusalem and meetings to approve such projects have ceased. He sees that as a sign Israel is ready to restart Palestinian peace talks.
The expanded use of full body scanners at US airports raises familiar privacy concerns, but also questions about cost and efficiency.
The TSA announced Wednesday that it will begin random swabbing of passengers' hands to check for signs of explosives.