LONDON (AP) - BP announced Tuesday it is resuming dividend payouts for the first time since the Gulf of Mexico well disaster, despite suffering its first full-year loss since 1992, and plans to sell off almost half of its U.S. refinery business. BP said a stronger-than-expected end to 2010, in... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The Academy Award-winning actor's treatment is scheduled to last eight weeks. The 65-year-old Douglas says he expects to make a full recovery. He told People magazine in a statement Monday he's "very... more »
SUITLAND, Md. (AP) - The Smithsonian's vast collection of 137 million objects can come in handy at a time like this. Scientists are beginning to determine the full impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and help guide its recovery. And they will need to know about... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House members expect a full day of haggling over the $25 billion budget bill to pay for state operations next year. House debate on the budget began Friday morning. The House and Senate remain in a near-stalemate over financing plans. To make the numbers work... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana and parish officials are getting almost all the fresh water they can into southeastern wetlands to try to keep out oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Chris Macaluso of the state Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration says the Davis Pond diversion... more »
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing a "professional" terror attack.
"It is not exaggerating to say the world has escaped... more »