Discovered: Scientists dig up Frodo fossils; autistic people hear music better; babies' brains foretell adult diseases; Deepwater Horizon cleanup could hurt coral all over again.
Nothing ruins a nice Easter weekend worse than an oil spill and a deadly accident at a nuclear power plant. Just ask the people of Arkansas. That's how they spent their holiday.
BP has pleaded guilty to 14 criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill of April 2010 and will pay a record penalty of $4.5 billion, which includes $1.26 billion for criminal felonies, according to CBS News.
The settlement could save both BP and Anadarko billions in added government fines
Pipe spills 1, 000 barrels of oil into national park river
The Gulf is still oily, the politicians paid, and off-shore drilling more popular than ever
At least 1,000 barrels of oil a day are still leaking out of the Deepwater Horizon well
BP has been touting recovery, but reports from the foreign press are damning
At least the Kenny Loggins and Lynryrd Skynyrd were there too
Managers received $250,000 for meeting their safety goals last year despite the disaster
That statement "may have been insensitive," Transocean then mused
There's no deal with regulators yet, but BP officials are optimistic
Bloomberg reports prosecutors are investigating what Tony Hayward knew
Engineers discover that BP's giant spill came through a hole the size of two dimes
Robert Dudley's first public address as BP chief is an interesting one
Environmentalists, for their part, aren't pleased
Will Robert Dudley be able to reverse the oil giant's fortunes and repair its public image?
Some say BP is ignoring concerns of government scientists
Tweaked language won't appease Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, for one
Business writers rein in this weekend's sizzling Wall Street rumor
The former president wants to bring in the Navy
The economic and environmental risks posed by a deepwater drilling moratorium
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