Cleanup workers and drilling rigs returned to the site of the Gulf oil spill Monday after tropical storm Bonnie forced a four-day pause, delaying BP’s ‘static kill.’
A worker scratches his head while talking on the phone as he looks over a sinkhole on Friday in Milwaukee, Wisc. Powerful thunderstorms caused widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin, closing down Milwaukee's airport and opening up a giant sinkhole, and two people were hospitalized after being struck by lightning, authorities said.
Tropical storm Bonnie is bearing down on the Gulf oil spill, so BP is preparing to evacuate boats and crew until tropical storm Bonnie passes. It could hit Louisiana Sunday.
A child dressed as clown attends a mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Wednesday. Hundreds of clowns took part in the annual event to thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping them find work through the year, according to local media.
Tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the US government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well.
Oil spill BP clean-up continues, but dozens of ships prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug BP's ruptured oil well to a near standstill.
It will take months, or possibly years to recover from the Gulf oil spill. But there are signs that people are trying to get life – or at least a small part of it – back to normal.
A Kansas man says he's the 'mystery plumber' who influenced the BP containment cap design that stopped the Gulf oil spill leak. BP says Joe Caldart's sketch may have been one of many it's used.
The converted iron ore freighter ‘A Whale’ recovered only negligible amounts of oil from the Gulf oil spill. Smaller, nimbler skimmers are more appropriate for widely dispersed spills, the Coast Guard says.
An anonymous plumber provided sketches of a flange and seal design six weeks ago that is almost identical to the containment cap lowered onto the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the latest effort to stop the BP oil spill.