Tar balls have washed ashore the Mississippi coast -- an area that has been mostly spared from damage so far.
RUSSELL LONG - (D) of Louisiana - Dec. 31, 1948 to Jan. 3, 1987 - 38 years, 3 days: The son of a powerful Louisiana political family, Senator Long took over his father and mother’s Senate seat and helped President Lyndon Johnson push many of his “Great Society” social reforms through the Senate in the 1960s. Long is seen here in Washington, DC, in this undated file photo.
Gay pride parades brought thousands to the streets of New York and San Francisco on Sunday.
BP CEO Tony Hayward is not resigning, according to a company spokeswoman, who denied a Russian news agency report on Monday.
Obama approval rating falls as 48 percent of survey responders say they disapprove of the President's job performance.
Airlines and airplane manufacturers are working to make air travel greener. Meantime, consider taking a bus or train.
Nikki Haley, with the help of Tea Party activists and Sarah Palin, overtook the old boy network to win the GOP runoff.
The Fannie Mae (FMN) program does not compel servicers managing its loans to suspend payments for distressed homeowners, but at least one servicer - Citibank - has announced its own plan to help Gulf coast homeowners.
Oil-tainted water from the Gulf of Mexico sits in jars placed before a group of business people and officials called 'Gulf Voices' as they speak during a visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on June 16. Group members wanted to take their plight directly to legislators.