Gulf of Mexico

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Oil imports

Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, and President Barack Obama is no exception. Now, though, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way.

04/08/2013

Carnival Triumph cruise ship, Mobile, Alabama. (AP Photo)

Crews try to corral cruise ship that tore loose

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wed. from the dock where it’s being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship.

04/04/2013

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Ex-BP engineer accused of deleting voicemails

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company’s response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico faces new allegations that he also deleted voicemails from his phone.

03/20/2013

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Dream reports problems in St. Maarten

MIAMI (AP) – A month after a Carnival cruise ship was stranded for five days in the Gulf of Mexico, another of its cruise ships is reporting equipment problems in the Caribbean.

03/14/2013

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A guide to the complex Gulf oil spill case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Monday marked the start of a potentially monthslong trial to determine the cause of a well blowout that triggered a massive oil spill and killed 11 oil workers. A glance at the history of the spill, the players involved, and what’s at stake in the trial:

02/25/2013

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High-stakes trial begins for 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A high-stakes trial started Monday to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

02/25/2013

Florida Panhandle offers fun for budget travelers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The gleaming white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamor and high-end hotspots like some of Florida’s other beaches.

02/14/2013

Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard: Disabled cruise ship is moving again

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The miserable passengers aboard the ill-fated Carnival cruise ship were slowly making their long journey home Thursday after crews replaced a broken tow line, another bad break that briefly set the ship adrift off the Alabama coast.

02/14/2013

Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The crippled Carnival cruise slowly making its way back to dry land suffered another setback Thursday when a tow line snapped, setting the ship adrift once again as crews worked to repair it.

02/14/2013

Carnival Triumph

Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

HOUSTON (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems.

02/13/2013

Carnival Cruise Lines

Tug boats to reach disabled cruise ship Monday

HOUSTON (AP) — Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico had limited access to hot coffee, food and bathrooms on Monday as they waited for two tugboats to arrive to tow them to Mexico, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement.

02/11/2013

Coast Guard: Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. (AP) – Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. A parish officials says the rig is not drilling at […]

11/16/2012

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