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  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... more »
  • Studying Whether Oil Spill Affected Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    October 11, 2010 2:21 PM

    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 »
  • Payton Waiting Until Sunday to Decide Whether Pierre Thomas Will Play Against Carolina

    September 30, 2010 4:07 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he'll wait until Sunday to decide whether hobbled running back Pierre Thomas plays against Carolina. Thomas missed his second-straight practice on Thursday with a left ankle injury that occurred during the Saints' 27-24 overtime loss to Atlanta last Sunday. While Payton... more »
  • Fresh Debate Over Whether Women in Their 40s Should Get Mammograms

    September 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by as much as 26 percent. The benefit is much greater than has been seen... more »
  • Payton Has Not Decided Whether To Bring In Other Kickers

    September 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he has not decided whether to bring in other kickers to compete with the struggling Garrett Hartley in practice this week. Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal that would have beaten the Falcons in overtime Sunday, hooking the ball left. It... more »
  • Advisers Split Over Whether to Withdraw Diet Pill Meridia

    September 15, 2010 4:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health advisers are split over whether to withdraw the diet pill Meridia due to evidence that it increases heart attack and stroke risks, worrisome signs that led European regulators to ban the drug earlier this year. A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 8-8... more »
  • Hood: No Decision Yet on Whether Miss. Will Sue BP

    August 17, 2010 8:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he hasn't decided yet whether to file a state lawsuit against BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hood said he's taking time to evaluate possible claims for damages created by... more »
  • BP Gas Station Owners Divided Over Whether to Change Name

    July 30, 2010 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation. Some who have... more »
  • Spill Chief Considering Whether To Pump Mud And Cement Through Well Cap

    July 20, 2010 5:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government's spill chief is considering whether to pump heavy mud and cement through BP's experimental well cap that's keeping oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Tuesday that the procedure would make it easier to complete the permanent... more »
  • Decision On Whether Waters Can Be Opened To Commercial Fishing

    July 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's expecting a decision from federal authorities within days on whether most Louisiana state waters can be opened to commercial fishing. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission decided Wednesday to open the areas to recreational fishing after hearing that every oyster, fish,... more »
  • Uncertain Whether Right People Are Buried In A Number Of Graves

    June 10, 2010 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon officials say it's uncertain whether the right people are buried in a number of graves at Arlington National Cemetery because of poor management and record keeping. Two defense officials say Army Secretary John McHugh will discuss problems with burials Thursday, when he releases the results of... more »
  • Investigating Whether Google Illegally Collected Data

    June 7, 2010 11:29 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's attorney general says he's investigating whether Google illegally collected data from personal and business wireless computer networks for its mapping service. The controversy stems from the company's Street View feature, which provides pictures of neighborhoods. Authorities say the feature may violate privacy laws and last... more »

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