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New BP Chief: Plugging Well Top Priority

Updated: 07/27/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The newly named CEO of BP says his top priority is sealing its blown oil well for good and cleaning and restoring the Gulf of Mexico.

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BP's Tony Hayward To Leave CEO Position

Posted: 07/26/2010 - NEW ORLEANS – Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP's flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job with the company's joint venture in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

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NATO: No Evidence Of Civilian Deaths By Rocket

Posted: 07/26/2010 - NATO says it's seen nothing that would back up a claim by Afghanistan's president that more than 50 civilians were killed by a NATO rocket attack last Friday in southern Afghanistan.

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Wikileaks: More US Documents Coming On Afghan War

Posted: 07/26/2010 - The release of some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war is just the beginning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised Monday, adding that he still has thousands more Afghan files to post online.

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Allegiant Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Ariz.

Posted: 07/25/2010 - Federal aviation officials say a Phoenix-bound Allegiant Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Flagstaff after an indicator light showed a possible fire in one of its two engines.

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The President Slams GOP Plan

Updated: 07/24/2010 - President Barack Obama says a House Republican economic plan is a step in the wrong direction.

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Bonnie Heads Inland, Rapidly Falls Apart

Updated: 07/24/2010 - Tropical Depression Bonnie continues to move toward the Gulf coast. The system is expected to make landfall Saturday night.

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Obama Poised To Sign Sweeping Financial Overhaul

Updated: 07/21/2010 - WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama aims to usher in a new era of consumer protections and banking restrictions Wednesday, checking off another legislative victory just before election-year politics overtakes the rest of his major agenda.

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AIDS Breakthrough: Special Gel Helps Prevent HIV Infection

Updated: 07/20/2010 - For the first time, a vaginal gel has proved capable of blocking the AIDS virus: It cut in half a woman's chances of getting HIV from an infected partner in a study in South Africa. Scientists called it a breakthrough in the long quest for a tool to help women whose partners won't use condoms.

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Obama to GOP: Restore Unemployment Benefits Now

Updated: 07/19/2010 - President Barack Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers Monday, accusing them of holding the public hostage to Washington politics by blocking extended unemployment benefits for millions of out of work Americans.

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Haliburton 2Q Profit Jumps 83 Percent

Posted: 07/19/2010 - Halliburton Co. says its second-quarter profit soared 83 percent as natural gas drilling activity picked up in the U.S.

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Oil Cap Kept Shut Despite Seepage Near Broken Well

Posted: 07/19/2010 - The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite something seeping near the sea floor.

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BP:48 Hours And Holding- No Oil Leak From Cap

Updated: 11/12/2010 - NEW ORLEANS – BP's experimental cap was holding Saturday as the final hours ticked away in a two-day trial run to make sure it keeps oil from pouring into the Gulf of Mexico without blowing a new leak in the busted well.

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Gov't Delays Work on BP Project to Cap Gulf Well

Posted: 07/14/2010 - The Obama administration has asked oil giant BP to stop work on a project meant to choke off the flow of oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico until the company answers questions from government scientists.

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Report: Driver Error Behind Toyota Acceleration Complaints

Updated: 07/16/2010 - NEW YORK – The Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of black boxes in Toyota vehicles involved in accidents blamed on unintended acceleration, finding the throttles were open and the brakes were not engaged, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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BP to Start Testing New Cap on Gulf Oil Well

Posted: 07/13/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP is still waiting to start tests on a new cap atop the gushing Gulf of Mexico oil leak, saying the work requires extreme precision.

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