Headlines from today’s news
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Senator says BP-Libya oil deal linked to Lockerbie bomber release

BP has made billions spilling oil all over the globe. And now a U.S. senator is wondering if BP stands to make billions more from a BP-Libya oil deal after helping set free a terrorist convicted of killing Americans. Suspicions arose after Libyan Abdel Bastet Al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, was released from a Scottish prison
oil skimming near port arthur texas

Tar balls hit Texas beaches as weather disrupts oil spill cleanup

Tar balls have reached Texas beaches, and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 has fouled the shoreline of every gulf state. Driven by winds from Hurricane Alex, the BP oil spill is spreading as bad weather continued to hamper cleanup efforts. Tar balls have also reached Louisiana’s Lake Ponchetrain as oil creeps
B.P. CEO Tony Hayward

Tony Hayward receives G.O.P. apology for White House shakedown

Tony Hayward opened his testimony in Congress Thursday by apologizing on behalf of BP for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010. But he was upstaged by another apology from a Republican for the White House “shakedown” of BP for a $20 billion dollar fund to cover damages from the oil spill. Lawmakers
oil drilling platform in the gulf of mexico

Scientists say BP oil leak estimates barely scratch the surface

The BP oil leak continues to spew crude into the Gulf of Mexico, even with BP’s PR department trumpeting “success” over the weekend. After three weeks of continuous spillage, some scientists believe there is far more to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico than what can be seen on the surface. What’s more,
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Somali pirates get ransom, but more ships are fighting back

Somali pirates scored another pay day Friday when a bag of loot was parachuted onto the deck of a chemical tanker they seized last December. The amount of the pirate ransom was unknown. The successful extortion attempt by Somali pirates Friday follows last week’s rescue of a Russian tanker crew by Russian commandos that killed
a seabird covered in thick oil stranded on the beach

BP oil leak executives point fingers in Senate hearing

The BP oil leak made its way into the political arena Tuesday when top oil company executives testified at a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in New York. As the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continued unabated, suits from BP, Transocean and Halliburton each blamed the other guy
Canada Goose

Times Square suspicious package causes evacuation

Just days after a failed bombing attempt by Faisal Shahzad, a Times Square suspicious package scare caused the evacuation of Times Square by police. The bomb squad was called in to investigate, and traffic was redirected around Times Square.  The package was found near the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The package was just an unattended bag,
Dow Jones Industrial Average

Trading error to blame for DJIA nosedive?

Any trader watching the stock market today just about needed a shock to the heart as the DJIA – Dow Jones Industrial Average – plummeted almost 1,000 points because of a trading error. The DJIA nosedive, set off by a Proctor and Gamble sell-off, reverberated through the New York Stock Exchange as well. Talk about
ocean beach with waves rolling in

Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico is five times worse than first reported

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to expand, and government officials are now saying the ruptured well may be spewing five times more crude than was originally estimated. As strategies to stop the leak failed, the Coast Guard held a news conference late Wednesday night. Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry told reporters

Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico: 1,800 square miles and spreading

Click here to read May 17 update. An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana has spread to cover more than 1,800 square miles as of Monday afternoon. Gulf of Mexico oil spill update here. The oil spill is coming from a leak in the well that was drilled by
Discovery space shuttle on a landing path

Space shuttle landing today | Shuttle landing path flies over USA

At 9:08 a.m. Eastern time, the shuttle landing path came to an end when the space shuttle landing today was completed. NASA officially announced the completion of the space shuttle landing today after the shuttle landing path took Discovery and the crew over much of the United States – from state parks in Montana to
National Day of Silence supporter putting her hand over her mouth.

Day of Silence 2010 | Staying silent for LGBT rights

Today, April 16, is the National Day of Silence 2010. A student-run grassroots movement to bring attention to the bullying and harassment of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students throughout the country. National Day of Silence 2010 is an event that anyone can participate in without fast cash loans to donate to the cause. Participants

The new Obama nuclear policy

President Obama has conducted a Nuclear Posture Review and updated the nation’s policy on nuclear weapons, which has led to some criticism of the Obama nuclear policy.  Overall, the policy changes little, though components of it have angered some of the more hawkish types among Congressional Republicans. If the government were to put any fast
Pirate flag

USS Nicholas captures pirates off the coast of Africa

Early this morning in international waters just off the coast of the African state of Seychelles, the USS Nicholas exchanged fire with and captured a team of pirates. At 12:27 a.m., the USS Nicholas, a U.S. warship, started taking fire from a small skiff. The suspected pirates were attacking the ship in hopes of receiving
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Facebook passes Google | The battle is on

Last week, Facebook took a crown that Google has long held as its own: the most visited web site for the week. As reported by web traffic ranking service Hitwise on March 15, Facebook accounted for 7.07 percent of United States web traffic in the week ending March 13, while Google accounted for 7.03 percent.
A photo of Carlos Slim Helu, from Mexico, who is number one on the Forbes billionaire list and the world's richest man.

Forbes billionare list: World’s 10 richest people

The Forbes billionaire list names the 1,011 people in the world whose net worth is more than $1 billion. The people on the 2010 Forbes billionaire list aren’t worrying about getting the cheapest personal loans, obviously, but the list shows some interesting shifts in the world’s money supply. For instance, last year half the people
Waves hitting a cruise ship

26-foot wave hits cruise ship: 2 dead, 6 injured

Just a few hours ago in the Mediterranean, the Louis Majesty cruise ship was slammed by three 26-foot waves. with more that 1800 crew and passengers aboard, the ship has docked in Barcelona. Greek Louis Cruise Lines may need to get emergency cash loans to repair the damage to the public areas that were smashed