The U.S. made two key terrorism designations Wednesday, casting a spotlight on the al Qaeda affiliate organizations in the Middle East and North Africa that increasingly have replaced the Afghanistan and Pakistan-based network built by Osama bin Laden as the focus of global security concerns.
The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.
Matt Williams was a player for 17 years with three different teams and reached a World Series with all of them, winning one. He was a high draft pick, No. 3 overall in 1986. He has served as a broadcaster and, for the past four seasons, as a coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks. What he has not actually done is managed, a qualification that didn't deter Washington general manager Mike Rizzo from hiring him.
BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out in 2010, lawyers told a federal judge Monday.
President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asked top officials at BP oil company to lobby on his behalf, further expanding the list of lobbyists and former lobbyists Ron Binz has worked with as he's tried to win the chairmanship of the obscure but powerful panel, according to new emails released this week.
President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission apologized Tuesday for what described as inadvertently misleading senators about a team of lobbyists backing his bid for chairman of the obscure but powerful panel, and asked for a chance to meet and clear the record.
President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asked top officials at BP oil company to lobby on his behalf, further expanding the list of lobbyists and former lobbyists Ron Binz has worked with as he's tried to win the chairmanship of the obscure but powerful panel, new emails released late Monday showed.
After the flood, the deluge. More than three years after the Deep Horizon oil spill that fouled the Gulf of Mexico, life would have almost returned to normal but for the feeding frenzy of the lawyers eager to take a bite out of the BP settlement fund.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that BP must pay $130 million to a court administrator to disburse among those who claimed they were injured from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Louisiana is poised to file on Wednesday a massive lawsuit against dozens of energy companies in the state, alleging they caused billions of dollars in damages to ecologically sensitive wetlands areas that serve to protect residents from hurricane damage.
In the United States, our focus is on Iran's activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation.
BP is heading into a Louisiana courtroom Monday to stop a feeding frenzy. Lawyers for the energy giant are going before a federal appeals court to rectify an egregious misreading of the company's settlement agreement with businesses affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Actor Robert Redford challenged President Obama to act on climate change by cleaning the air via Environmental Protection Agency regulations and creating jobs in the clean-energy sector, but both are bad ideas for our economy ("Robert Redford challenges Obama to act on climate change," Web, June 11).
Lately, I've been receiving letters, telephone calls and emails from lawyers in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area soliciting me to file a claim against BP for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As most of us know, the BP fund was set up to help people and companies genuinely hurt by the incident, such as businesses that suffered lost revenues, and to pay for the resulting clean-up. The spill did not affect my Tampa Bay-based business, family or my friends in any way. Nevertheless, unscrupulous lawyers are hounding people like me to file claims, regardless of whether such claims would be legitimate.