JANUARY 29, 2014 - The American Red Cross has managed five warming centers overnight to help residents impacted by the storms by offering a warm, dry place to stay, a meal and a shoulder to lean on. And, as the icy weather begins to thaw, the Red Cross offers safety... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Marine Fisheries Service will study whether the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has depleted the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna to the point that the food fish should be placed on the endangered species list.
The fisheries service will make a recommendation by... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There have been far fewer applicants than expected for money from a $100 million fund BP PLC set up to help deepwater rig workers after a federal moratorium on drilling prompted by the massive oil spill. With nine days left to apply, a spokesman for the... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - A six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would directly put more than 9,000 people out of work and indirectly affect another 14,000 jobs, according to a memo from the nation's top drilling regulator. The federal document, which weighed the economic impact and alternatives... more »
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of a special telephone line for taxpayers affected by the Gulf oil spill.
Individuals who have questions about the BP payments or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the oil spill should contact the IRS at... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lenny Kravitz, Ani DiFranco and Mos Def are among the headliners for a benefit concert to support relief efforts for those affected by a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kravitz, who lives part of the time in New Orleans, was the first to... more »