Patrick Hogan cleans an oil-coated brown pelican at a facility set up by the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Baras, La. The birds are cleaned and released.
There's little BP can do to stop the onslaught of lawsuits heading its way.
Crews are lowering a steel and concrete containment cap over the underwater source of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a tricky maneuver, and there's no guarantee it will work.
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.
This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video released May 12 gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile underwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher.
How has the US become better prepared to forecast tsunamis?
New tools help givers, and those in need, find answers.
Galveston's largest employer, a university hospital, will cut 3,800 jobs.
For the third year running, the Oxford English Dictionary has selected a green-themed term as its word of the year.