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BP to proceed with relief well after tests

BP will proceed with a relief well to kill its blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, the top US spill official said on Friday.

Engineers detect seepage near BP oil well

Engineers monitoring BP's damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico detected seepage on the ocean floor that could mean problems with the cap.

BP faces grilling in US Congress

BP's US chief faces accusations in Congress that the energy giant caused the worst oil spill in US history with a calculated strategy to cut costs.

Oil slick expected to hit US coastal reserve

An oil slick from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach a wildlife reserve at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Thursday.

Stanford in US court in massive fraud case

Texas billionaire Allen Stanford will appear in a federal court in Virginia on Friday over allegations of massive fraud involving his Antigua bank.

New flu kills second person in US, spreads globally

A Texas woman with the new H1N1 flu died earlier this week, state health officials said, the second death outside of Mexico.

Stanford’s inner sanctum had bar, bathroom exit

If Allen Stanford ever wanted to make a low-profile departure from his lavish Houston headquarters, there was a private exit through his bathroom.

Hurricane Ike strikes at heart of Texas oil wealth

Hurricane Ike slammed into the most populated part of the Texas coast on Saturday with ferocious winds and a wall of water that flooded seaside towns.

Hurricane Ike ravages Texas with massive flooding

Hurricane Ike powered across the densely populated Texas coast and through Houston on Saturday, bringing ferocious winds and a wall of water.

Hurricane Ike slams into Texas coast

Hurricane Ike barrelled into the densely populated Texas coast near Houston early on Saturday, bringing with it a wall of water and ferocious winds.

Hurricane Ike menaces vulnerable Texas coast

Hurricane Ike roared towards the Texas coast on Friday, threatening to drive a 6m wall of water into coastal communities and menacing Houston.

Hurricane Ike takes aim at Texas

Hurricane Ike gathered strength as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters on Wednesday on a track towardsTexas.

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