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

Contractor: Activity on busy rig obscured key data

Technician challenges BP’s claim on how long it would have taken to install key devices

Technician challenges BP’s claim on key devices

US aluminum mining plants employ different methods, sludge flood like Hungary’s unlikely

Sludge flood like Hungary’s unlikely in US

APNewsBreak: Analysis hasn’t begun on device designed to halt spill; raised from sea Sept. 4

APNewsBreak: Blowout preventer testing not started

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

Panel: Transocean thwarts efforts to get documents

With drilling ban about to end, oil industry has yet to adopt the lessons of the BP spill

Oil industry has yet to adopt lessons of BP spill

Salvage contractor: BP interfered with effort to close device meant to stop oil gusher

Contractor: BP interfered with critical efforts

Coast Guard official: Considering more than 100 survived, evacuation on doomed rig went well

Coast Guard: Evacuation on doomed rig went well

Federal panel looking for information about safety culture, other issues during spill hearings

US investigative panel meets for 5th time on spill

La. official known for criticizing BP and federal government over spill cruises to re-election

Official known for criticizing BP, feds re-elected

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

Judge asked to postpone trial for Gulf spill cases

With oil gone, feds reopen more than 5,000 square miles of Gulf of Mexico for fishing

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing

BP, government begin next phase of assessing ecosystem damage caused by Gulf oil spill

Next phase of Gulf spill damage assessment starts

Once an academic backwater, Gulf of Mexico becomes a font of research dollars after BP spill

Gold rush on the Gulf: Researchers clamor for cash

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration, help states after spill

Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation

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

AP source: No administration negotiations with BP

APNewsBreak: Congressman says BP, Obama administration discussing oil spill fine settlement

APNewsBreak: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Congressman says BP, Obama administration trying to reach settlement on oil spill fines

Congressman: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration after oil spill

Obama urged to use spill fines to restore Gulf

4 Louisiana high school students, including football team’s QB, killed in highway crash

4 high school students killed in Louisiana wreck

BP fund czar, responding to criticism from Gulf residents, promises bigger, faster claims

BP fund czar promises bigger, faster claims

With well killed, BP works to determine its own estimate of how much oil spilled in Gulf

BP works on own estimate for amount of oil spilled

In town hit by Hurricane Rita, many are priced out of recovery, feel overshadowed by Katrina

5 years after Rita hit, some left out of recovery

Charity running $100M BP fund for Gulf rig workers affected by moratorium says interest low

Not many takers for BP Gulf rig worker fund

Gulf fund czar: No pay earned for spill cleanup to be subtracted from lost revenue claims

BP fund czar: No deduction for spill cleanup wages

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

The well is dead, but Gulf challenges live on

Blown-out BP oil well at bottom of Gulf declared dead 5 months after disaster began

Blown-out BP well finally killed at bottom of Gulf

Depending on pressure test results, officials can declare blown-out BP oil well dead

Test will tell if BP oil well can be declared dead

Pressure test needed on blown-out BP oil well, last step before declaring it dead

Last test needed before declaring BP oil well dead

Cement flows as BP crews work to permanently seal the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico

Cement flows for permanent plug of BP’s Gulf well

BP: Cement being pumped in to permanently seal company’s blown-out well in Gulf of Mexico

Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good

BP’s Gulf oil well close to being plugged for good after relief well intersects it

Gulf oil well on verge of being plugged for good

US government: Relief well has intersected blown-out BP well in Gulf of Mexico

Relief well intersects blown-out BP well in Gulf

In wake of Calif. gas line blast, states waiting to act on revamping their aging gas pipelines

After blast, states wait to act on aging gas lines

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

Transocean, US resolve dispute over key evidence

Govt report says deepwater drilling moratorium hasn’t increased unemployment in Gulf region

U.S. President Barack Obama

Final sealing of busted well little comfort to those still paying dearly for BP’s mistake

Final well sealing small comfort to Gulf residents

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

Companies accuse gov’t of bungling spill evidence

Feds find minimal impacts on jobs, oil production from Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium