Records show Mississippi Gov. Barbour out of state a lot _ often campaigning for GOP

Miss. gov’s frequent travels raise ire back home

More Gulf waters reopened to commercial, recreational fishing; about 10 percent still closed

Government reopens more Gulf waters to fishing

BP claims czar: Proximity to Gulf Coast no longer have a role in whether claimants are paid

BP claims czar: Proximity has no role in payment

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

Administrator of BP fund says denied claims will get second look, may be paid after all

Many denied spill claims will get a second look

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

Obama urged to use spill fines to restore Gulf

Attorney: Morgan Freeman, wife have finalized their divorce in Mississippi

Attorney: Morgan Freeman, wife finalize divorce

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

Final well sealing small comfort to Gulf residents

Federal official says lifting of offshore drilling moratorium will depend on industry actions

Feds: Drilling moratorium depends on industry

Lawyer: Ford, family settle Mississippi lawsuit over player’s death in Explorer rollover crash

Lawyer: Ford, family settle in player crash death

On highway through the heart of Katrina country, signs of progress, and of a patchy recovery

Signs of a mixed recovery along hurricane highway

Country music’s Faith Hill in New Orleans concert to back those still rebuilding from Katrina

Faith Hill in concert in La. for Katrina’s victims

Jay Leno raises $100,000, including his own donation, for Gulf recovery with benefit show

Jay Leno raises $100,000 for Gulf Coast recovery

Gulf oil spill another obstacle for Hurricane Katrina victims in housing program

Oil spill adds to housing woes for Katrina victims

The last word: Slim and fit defensive tackle Jerrell Powe ready to power Mississippi

Slimmed-down Powe ready to power Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — For six years, everyone else has had their say.

AP Enterprise: Survey of scientists reveals faith that Gulf can rebound from BP oil spill

AP Enterprise: Scientists think Gulf can recover

18 states endure deadly stretch of steamy weather as athletes, workers struggle to stay cool

18 states endure deadly stretch of steamy weather

Deadly heat wave stretching across 18 states moves practices indoors, pushes work to nighttime

Deadly heat wave stretches across 18 states

Heat wave bakes 18 states from Texas to NY; Tenn. voters tempted by air conditioned polls

Heat wave bakes 18 states from Texas to New York

Government declares Gulf seafood safe after spill, but even some fishermen aren’t so sure

President Barack Obama

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

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Debris linked to tropical storm found in relief well, setting back work on stopping gusher

US President Bill Clinton
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With talk of cleanup ’scaleback’ and some fishing areas opening, spill may be near new phase

US President Bill Clinton
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Crews find sediment in Gulf relief well, delaying effort to stop gusher for good

US President Bill Clinton

Incoming BP CEO: It’s time for ’scaleback’ in cleanup, but company will still set things right

US President Bill Clinton

BP hiring former FEMA head James Lee Witt and his firm for Gulf spill recovery effort

BP hiring former FEMA head for Gulf recovery

BP picks La. foundation to administer $100 million fund for oil workers hurt by moratorium

La. foundation will administer oil workers fund

How Gary White Dear of Ada, Okla., found himself on the Emerald Isle

An Indian finds himself on the Emerald Isle

Texas official says first known tar balls from Gulf oil spill wash up on state beaches

Tar balls from Gulf oil spill turn up in Texas

Cleanup effort in Gulf hinges on calm weather, but days of storms seem likely

At-sea oil cleanup idled by poor weather in Gulf

From galleons to U-boat victims, ghostly shipwrecks of Gulf risk being caked in sinking oil

Sinking oil threatens historic Gulf shipwrecks

Feds file charge against La. tug company involved in 2008 Mississippi crash, major oil spill

Tug company involved in Mississippi crash charged

Study will look at oil spill’s effects on whales, other endangered species in the Gulf

Study will look at oil spill’s effect on whales

Some oil spill events from Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Skimming operations halted off Gulf coast as Tropical Storm Alex churns up rough seas

Rough seas halt skimming operations off Gulf Coast

BP denies report that CEO Hayward resigning; Gulf storm missing oil spill but could disrupt

BP denies CEO resigning, Gulf storm looms

NEW ORLEANS — BP denied its embattled chief executive was resigning as the first tropical storm to hit the Gulf of Mexico this year threatened to disrupt cleanup work on its massive oil spill, even from a distance.

Russian deputy prime minister says BP’s Hayward leaving; company says report ‘not correct’

BP denies Russian report that Hayward leaving

Admiral to check on Gulf oil response in person; visit comes as oil washes ashore in Miss.

Admiral back on the Gulf Coast for spill

NEW ORLEANS — The admiral in charge of the spill response was headed back to the Gulf Coast a day after Mississippi’s governor said he would press BP and the federal government for more help because oil started washing up on the shoreline of his state.

Tar balls, oil patch spotted on shoreline of Miss., so far spared much spill damage

Tar balls, oil patch spotted on Miss. shoreline

Containment-cap blunder feeds frustration in Gulf as oil forces closing of first Fla. beach