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  • Cement plug on BP pipe finished

    BP PLC finished pumping fresh cement into its blown-out oil well Thursday as it aimed to seal for good the ruptured pipe that for months spewed crude into the Gulf of Mexico in one of the world's worst spills.


  • As BP plugs leak, report says most of oil is gone

    Crews made key progress in plugging BP's blown-out Gulf oil well Wednesday as a report said much of the spilled crude is gone, twin victories that heartened leaders who have taken political heat but left some experts and Gulf Coast residents skeptical.


  • An oil containment boom is laid out in the waters of Treasure Pass near Yscloskey, La., on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Onshore, BP, Halliburton and Transocean are engaging in a billion-dollar blame game over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. At sea, they're depending on one another finally to plug the environmental disaster. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

    Lawmaker: Too much oil dispersant used

    As BP inched closer to sealing permanently the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, congressional investigators railed at the company and the U.S. Coast Guard for part of the cleanup effort, saying too much toxic chemical dispersant was used.


  • This is an undated file photo, issued by the Crown Office, of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Libyan man found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing. (Associated Press/Crown Office, File)

    Embassy Row

    President Obama's top counterterrorism aide denounced Scotland's decision last year to release the Lockerbie bomber as a "travesty" and categorically denied a widespread report that the United States secretly endorsed the decision to free the Libyan terrorist, who was sentenced to life in prison.


  • From left, outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward, Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and incoming CEO Bob Dudley announce the naming of the new chief executive officer outside global headquarters in London on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    New CEO defends BP record, Hayward

    Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 billion quarterly loss.


  • ** FILE ** Protestors stand behind BP CEO Tony Hayward as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 17, 2010, to testify before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    BP's Hayward to leave as CEO; Russia job in works

    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 will be offered a job with the company's joint venture in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.


  • ** FILE ** Protestors stand behind BP CEO Tony Hayward as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 17, 2010, to testify before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    Official: BP CEO Hayward being replaced

    Gaffe-prone BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward, under fire for his handling of the Gulf oil spill, is being replaced, a senior U.S. government official said Sunday.


  • BP CEO Tony Hayward, left, talks with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2010, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on "the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and oil spill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Heavy liability could sink small oil drillers

    One of the biggest of the big oil companies may be responsible for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, but Washington's response to the BP PLC spill would give an advantage to such major oil companies while threatening to put their small competitors out of business.


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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP: British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama discuss BP and the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico in the Oval Office on Tuesday.

    Despite 'catastrophe,' Cameron defends BP

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday came to the defense of embattled energy giant BP PLC, warning Americans not to let justifiable anger over the Gulf oil spill and questions about BP's suspected role in the release of a Libyan terrorist convicted in the Lockerbie airplane bombing undermine the viability of the company.


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