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Abandoned oil wells a continuing threat

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been...

Attempt to cap oil leak fails: Now what?

Yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers, containment devices and longshot odds is being prepared to fight the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst...

Debt adds to pressure of stressed-out Americans

The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. There are new jobs...

Oil drilling regulation lax under Bush, Obama

The federal agency responsible for ensuring that the Deepwater Horizon was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own...

Pentagon bans reporters for naming witnesses

The Pentagon on Thursday barred four journalists from military commissions at Guantanamo Bay because they published the name of a witness after being told...

Health care opposition up, Obama down in poll

Opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law jumped after he signed it — a clear indication his victory could become a liability for...

Mike Huckabee’s homophobia

Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest,...

Pentagon bribes nations to support Afghan war

The American government is paying millions of dollars for training and equipment as bribes to buy support for nations for the increasingly unpopular war...

Another broken promise: Obama more secretive than Bush

The government's use of legal exemptions to keep records secret rose during President Barack Obama's first year in office, despite promises of increased openness,...

Utah GOP leader admits hot tub romp with minor

Utah's House majority leader said late Thursday he paid a woman $150,000 to keep silent about going nude "hot-tubbing" with her when she was...