HOUSTON (AP) — Shell Oil reports that it has mobilized an oil spill response vessel after a light, 10-square-mile oil slick was spotted between two of its major production sites in the Gulf of Mexico. The light sheen was spotted about 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to turn over at least 100 scientific documents in response to BP PLC's claims that the federal government may have overestimated the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the company's Macondo well. In a court filing Wednesday, Justice Department attorneys also vow to work with BP to resolve their dispute over the company's assertion that the government improperly withheld thousands of similar documents. Last month, BP asked a magistrate to order the government to
It is billed as the largest free music festival in the South. Over a half-million people are expected in and around the Vieux Carré as the French Quarter Festival kicks-off four days of music, food and fun.
A New Orleans police officer will serve 20 months in prison for lying about his actions after fatally shooting a man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The victim was among thousands stranded after the 2005 storm.