Fifty-one minutes before the explosion and fire aboard Deepwater Horizon, workers on the rig sensed something was wrong. Within an hour, oil was gushing from the mangled wellhead. Here’s what we know so far.
A Transocean rig worker said he overheard senior managers complaining that BP took 'shortcuts' by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the oil well that blew out, triggering the massive Gulf oil spill.
Eight ships are sailing toward Gaza with 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to challenge Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory. In a legal challenge, an Israeli group wonders why chocolate and other foods bound for Gaza are a security risk.
Tina Fey joins the ranks of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and others who have won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to up to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
The Jamaica attacks this week, which saw militants aligned with alleged drug trafficker Christopher 'Dudus' Coke assault a downtown Kingston police station, show how strong Jamaica's gangs have grown thanks to their involvement in local politics.
BP has not met the EPA's mandate that it switch to a new dispersant, saying there aren't any other viable options for the Gulf oil spill. But the EPA says it's 'not satisfied,' and the manufacturer of a different dispersant insists it can meet BP's needs.
South Korean stocks continued to fall Tuesday on reports that North Korea was preparing for military action and had accused the South's Navy of trespassing.
Jamaica attacks on police and soldiers continued for a second day on Monday.