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File photo of the natural gas plant in Algeria at the heart of the current hostage situation. (credit: FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Death Toll Climbs Past 80 In Siege In The Sahara

The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed to at least 81 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said.

01/20/2013

BP has been temporarily suspended from new US contracts, The Environmental Protection Agency stated. (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

BP Suspended From New US Contracts

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

11/28/2012

BP has been temporarily suspended from new US contracts, The Environmental Protection Agency stated. (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA: BP’s ‘Lack of Business Integrity’ Led to Contract Suspension

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

11/28/2012

credit: KLFY-TV

Oil Rig Explosion: Four Hurt, Two Missing in Gulf of Mexico

An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials said.

11/16/2012

In this handout image provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

BP Will Pay Record Fine, Two Facing Manslaughter Charges in Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.

11/15/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Coast Guard attempts burning off oil leaking from  remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Safety Panel: BP Missed The Big Hazard Issues In Spill

BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn’t as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety panel concludes.

07/24/2012

Workers clean a beach after tar balls washed up as efforts continue to contain BP's massive oil spill on May 12, 2010 in South Pass, La. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Gives BP First Gulf Drilling Permit Since Catastrophic Oil Spill

Regulators said Wednesday BP has met strict safety requirements implemented after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

10/26/2011

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