Transocean CEO says cement, casing at explosion's root; Worker says rig firefighting effort lacked coordination

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON  - The CEO of the company that owned the oil drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico says the accident was caused by a failure of its cementing, casing or ..
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Senate hearings prompting spill blame game

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON  - The chairman of a key Senate committee says failures that led to the massive Gulf oil spill need to be closely examined so new safety measures can be imposed. Ne..
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SE beaches look to woo tourists in oil spill limbo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

COLUMBIA, S.C.  - Daydreams of beach sunsets have been replaced by anxious Internet checks for many vacationers headed to the Gulf Coast, while hotel clerks there are busy ans..
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White House: VP Joe Biden's son hospitalized

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son was being treated at a Delaware hospital Tuesday, the White House said, though it did not say why. Delaware Attorney Gener..
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Pirates hijack chemical tanker in Gulf of Aden

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden hijacked a chemical tanker carrying a crew of 15 Bulgarians on Tuesday, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said.
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News reports may have made Times Square suspect flee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad may have headed to the airport on the night of his arrest after hearing media reports, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday.
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David Cameron named UK prime minister

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Britain\'s new prime minister, David Cameron, began forming a coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrats to Cabinet posts hours after Gordon Brown\'s resignation.
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4 kidnapped from Mexico wedding found dead, police say

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The bodies of four men kidnapped from a wedding in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, have been found in the bed of a pickup truck in the city, municipal police said Tuesday.
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Perfume, chocolate and God in Germany

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On the banks of the Rhine, Cologne is an urban Jacuzzi that keeps the Rhine churning. The city that the residents call \"Koln\" is home to Germany\'s greatest Gothic cathedral, its best collection of Roman artifacts, a world-class art museum, and a healthy dose of urban playfulness.
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Terrifying twisters in Oklahoma

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

      NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Violent weather in Oklahoma has left atleast five people dead and dozens injured.      Officials in Okl..
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Captain saw 'black rain' before drill rig blast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A \"black rain\" of drilling fluid and a roar of escaping gas erupted from the doomed Deepwater Horizon shortly before the explosion that sank the oil rig, the captain of a nearby ship testified Tuesday.
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New drug policy from White House

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a revised approach to "confronting the complex challenge of drug use and its consequences," putting more resources int..
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Burqa doesn't fit in France, says resolution

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

French lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution that calls the full face-covering veil -- in the form of the Islamic niqab or as part of a burqa -- contrary to the values of the nation.
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Congress to investigate historic Wall Street plunge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

    NEW YORK (AP) - The major securities exchanges put aside some of their differences Monday and agreed to coordinate trading rules to prevent stock plunges li..
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Deadly storms rip through Oklahoma

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Violent storms that tore through the southern Plains killed five people and injured dozens more, leaving behind flattened homes, toppled semitrailers and downe..
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Britian's government still undecided

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

LONDON (AP) - Britain's pivotal third party kept its larger suitors - and the electorate - hanging Tuesday, opening formal negotiations with Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Pa..
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Airport stops man with wired shoes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A man who was arrested at an airport in Pakistan with shoes that contained batteries, a circuit board and an on/off switch says he did not know the materials were in his shoes.
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Oil spill threatens already weakened wetlands

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

SHELL BEACH, La. - Battered by hurricanes, weakened by erosion and flood-control projects, the sprawling wetlands that nurture Gulf of Mexico marine life and buffer coastal sites f..
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Top hat' oil containment device much smaller

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

 ROBERT, La.  - BP is saying that it wants to have a new, much smaller oil containment device at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. BP PLC chief ope..
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GA man accused of lighting daughter on fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

AUGUSTA, GA. - A man in Georgia stands accused of a heinous crime: authorities say he lit his daughter on fire during a domestic dispute. The victim's, mother, boyfriend and cousin..
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