BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf.
Cities from Heath, Ohio, to College Station, Texas, have banned red-light cameras, as detractors argue that the safety measure actually causes accidents and is merely a revenue-generator. Now, Illinois is considering a bill that would make it the fifth state to do away with the cameras.
The leaked emails from a British university don’t undermine climate-change theory, most scientists insist. But several are calling for more transparency in the global-warming field. On Monday, climate talks begin in Copenhagen, Demark.
Promoting volunteerism has been one of the most bipartisan causes of US presidents since Bush’s inaugural speech in 1989. The Obama administration has requested for 2010 a budget of $1.1 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Police in North Carolina counties issued more tickets when their revenue declined, according to a recent study.
With hiring slowed to a trickle, universities are trying new techniques to get alumni jobs
In his speech Wednesday night, Obama has promised clarity on key issues and will try to regain control of the healthcare debate.