Oil spill lawsuit judge chooses 15 lawyers for lead roles in multibillion-dollar case

Oil lawsuit judge picks 15 lawyers for lead roles

Contractor: Rig data before Gulf blast obscured because so many activities going at once

Contractor: Activity on busy rig obscured key data

Big payoff, case control awaits handful of lawyers seeking lead positions in massive BP case

Lawyers compete for big payoff, control in BP case

Federal oil spill investigators: Transocean thwarting efforts to get documents, expert

Panel: Transocean thwarts efforts to get documents

Companies ask judge to postpone until 2012 trial to determine fault in Gulf oil spill

Judge asked to postpone trial for Gulf spill cases

AP source: No negotiations under way between Obama administration, BP over possible settlement

AP source: No administration negotiations with BP

Well’s official death marks milestone, as Gulf assesses harm and looks ahead

The well is dead, but Gulf challenges live on

EPA investigates 40-day benzene release at BP’s Texas City refinery, demands disclosure

EPA investigates release at BP’s Texas refinery

Transocean, US government resolve dispute over how blowout preventer being handled

Transocean, US resolve dispute over key evidence

Companies battle government in court over handling of key evidence in Gulf oil spill

Companies accuse gov’t of bungling spill evidence

Indiana money manager who tried to fake death pleads guilty to securities fraud charges

Man who tried to fake death pleads guilty to fraud

Enbridge oil spills in Michigan, Illinois raising questions from congressional panel

Enbridge oil spills draw scrutiny from Congress

Dilemma on the Gulf: accept payout for oil-spill losses, or sue BP and risk getting nothing

Gulf oil dilemma: accept payout from BP or sue

No mention of regret, apology, pollution in internal report by BP over massive Gulf spill

Regret, apology not part of BP’s oil spill report

BP report blames itself, other companies’ workers, series of failures for Gulf oil spill

BP report blames itself, others for oil spill

BP: Multiple companies and work teams contributed to oil spill disaster in Gulf of Mexico

BP: Multiple companies, teams contributed to spill

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

Future hiring will generate mainly high-skilled or low-paying jobs in service industries

Federal judge refuses to throw out lawsuit against federal deepwater drilling moratorium

Judge refuses to toss suit vs federal drilling ban

Panel probing spill frustrated by effort to learn details of BP’s heirarchy, who was in charge

For panel, details on BP’s structure out of reach

Life since Katrina: Back home or resettled afar, 3 survivors reflect on post-hurricane journey

Life since Katrina: 3 stories of survival

When Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans and the surrounding region five years ago, hundreds of thousands of lives were changed forever, in myriad ways. Hundreds died, but even among survivors, many lost all that was familiar. And recovery is a process that still goes on day by day.

Agency cites lack of planning, relying on lowest bid in Colo. power plant fire that killed 5

Bad planning cited in fatal Colo. power plant fire

AP Enterprise: BP, US government bound by spill response; how do feds investigate partner?

President Barack Obama hosts a press conference

How close you were to the oil spill will determine whether you can collect from BP’s $20B fund

US President Barack Obama
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Details of oil spill claims show geographic closeness to disaster is key to payments

Closeness to oil spill key to many claims

MIAMI — Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC’s $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role.

Rig’s owner says BP failing to share data needed to determine cause of Gulf oil spill

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan

Ala. attorney general sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill despite governor’s opposition

Alabama AG sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill

Ex-money manager who faked his own death agrees to plead guilty to securities fraud in Indiana

Ex-money manager to plead guilty to Indiana fraud

Ind. filing: Ex-money manager, pilot Schrenker to plead guilty to securities fraud

Schrenker to plead guilty to Ind. securities fraud

Texas sues Interior Department over second, ‘unjustified’ offshore drilling moratorium

Texas sues feds over offshore drilling ban

New Orleans judge picked to preside over more than 300 oil spill lawsuits against BP, others

New Orleans judge to handle most Gulf spill suits

Underwater crime scene: Gulf investigators want to gather evidence a mile beneath the sea

Spill investigators want to find undersea evidence

Officials prepare to inspect ruptured section of pipeline that dumped oil into Michigan river

Officials to inspect ruptured Mich. oil pipeline

Texas environmental regulators accuse BP of poor operation and maintenance at refinery

Texas accuses BP of poorly operating its refinery

Environmental groups seek federal judge’s removal from La. drilling moratorium case

Groups seek judge’s removal from drilling case

Opponents call for US-style moratorium on deepwater wells after Gulf of Mexico disaster

US President Barack Obama

EPA says improvements continue at site of oil spill in southern Michigan river

EPA notes improvements at Michigan oil spill site

As 3 companies fight over oil-spill blame, they must work together to finally plug well

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US judicial panel asked to consolidate more than 300 oil spill lawsuits before single court

US panel asked to consolidate oil spill lawsuits

Legal mess from Gulf oil spill likely one of costliest and longest-lasting in US history