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Oil still contaminating Gulf coast

Much of the crude still in the Gulf and coastal areas more than three months after BP's blowout has permeated deep into marshes and...

Is the oil spill over?

No more oil is likely to leak into the Gulf of Mexico now that efforts to plug the blown-out well are succeeding, the government's...

Embattled BP boss steps down

BP boss Tony Hayward will step down as head of the troubled oil giant, the company said Tuesday, after his heavily criticised handling of...

Feds, BP fight over next step

BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil well will have to be reopened,...

Oil leak plugged…for now

Now the wait begins. BP has finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway...

Another glitch in oil spill drama

The plan to start choking off oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico was suddenly halted as government officials and BP said further analysis...

BP claims progress; Gulf waits and hopes

Underwater robots steadily assembled heavy metal pieces Monday as BP prepared to install a tighter cap over its busted well at the bottom of...

New attempt to cap oil leak

Undersea robots manipulated by engineers a mile above will begin work Saturday removing the containment cap over the gushing well head in the Gulf...

Oil spill drenches Obama’s approval rating

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill piled pressure on Barack Obama on Thursday as the hurricane season closed in and voters angry at his...

Obama tries to refocus on jobs, economy

President Barack Obama launched a push on Friday ahead of congressional elections to refocus on economic recovery efforts that have been overshadowed by the...