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  • BP
  • A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of obstruction a federal investigation of the company's massive oil spill.
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  • Tropical Storm Karen continued its slow trudge Saturday toward the Louisiana Gulf Coast as a weakened system.
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  • Officials say the fire is out at a natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico that blew wild earlier in the week.
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  • An out-of-control natural gas well off the Louisiana coast continued to burn Wednesday.
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  • With billions of dollars at stake, the trial to figure out how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation's worst offshore oil spill began Monday.
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  • A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • Over the past several months, dolphins have washed ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked off fins, and federal officials said they are looking into the mysterious deaths.
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  • Parts of Florida and Alabama were under a tropical storm warning Sunday as Debby churned off the Gulf Coast.
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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, June 23, 2012, shows shower and thunderstorm activity developing around an area of low pressure spinning in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasters say it will bring rain to the Gulf coast from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/NOAA)
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  • Parts of Florida and Alabama were under a tropical storm warning Sunday as Debby churned off the Gulf Coast, leaving wary residents to closely watch a storm system already inundating some areas with rain.
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  • Tropical Storm Debby is leaving her mark on the home of Phillies spring training.
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  • Flooding is just part of the story across the country, where spreading wildfires and extreme heat are adding to a weekend of wild weather.
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  • Action News
  • Six people are missing in the Gulf of Mexico after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the waters off Galveston, Texas, the Coast Guard said Monday.
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  • BP
  • BP's settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it.
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  • Action News
  • A government plan that ends most of BP's responsibility for cleaning up oil washing onto the Gulf Coast marks a shift toward restoration efforts by the company, but many in the region are worried about who will handle the monitoring of long-term effects from the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
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  • A key federal report blames poor management, key missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers.
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  • Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in New Orleans and spun off tornadoes elsewhere Sunday as its center came ashore in a slow crawl north that raised fears of inland flash flooding in the Deep South and beyond.
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  • Tropical Storm Lee has stalled just off the Louisiana coast as it dumps heavy rain across the northern Gulf Coast.
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  • AccuWeather Hurricane maps
  • Get the latest forecast path for this season's tropical storms and hurricanes.
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  • A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill.
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  • BP planned to start pumping cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, following up on a key development in the effort to kill the well when mud that was shoved in successfully held back the flow of crude.
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  • Gulf Oil  Spill
  • An official says BP CEO Tony Hayward will step down in October and take a job with TNK-BP, the company's joint venture in Russia.
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  • Tony Hayward
  • BP's Tony Hayward, whose gaffes added insult to oil-spill injury for the Gulf Coast, is on his way out as CEO, a U.S. government official said Sunday. Many residents found small comfort in that as BP's biggest mistake under Hayward continued to foul their waters, their beaches and their way of life.
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  • Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Sunday, July 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • Crews hurried to get back to work on plugging BP's leaky oil well Saturday after Tropical Storm Bonnie fizzled, and engineers hoped for a window of clear weather long enough to stop the gusher for good.
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  • Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Sunday, July 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • Ships relaying the sights and sounds from BP's broken oil well stood fast Friday as the leftovers of Tropical Storm Bonnie blew straight for the spill site, threatening to force a full evacuation that would leave engineers clueless about whether a makeshift cap on the gusher was holding.
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  • Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Sunday, July 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • Key ships stationed over BP's crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, but engineers have grown so confident in the leaky cap fixed to well head that they will leave it closed while they are gone.
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