Chevron Confirms Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak A leak from a shallow water crude oil pipeline in the Main Pass Area of the Gulf of Mexico has led Chevron to shut down its offshore Louisiana Main Pass pipeline network, the company said this week.
More Than a Million UK Workers Plan General Strike Millions of workers including police, firefighters, health workers, teachers and prison officers could strike over bitter pension row. Unions describe potential walk-out as 'unprecedented' in scale and 'the biggest fight of our lives' .
Coral Reefs 'Will Be Gone by End of the Century' Coral reefs are on course to become the first ecosystem that human activity will eliminate entirely from the Earth, a leading United Nations scientist claims. Happening in this century, there are children already born who will see a world without coral.
US Poverty Rate Swells to Record High The US poverty rate rose in 2010 to 15.1 percent, the highest rate since 1993, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday in another sign of a sputtering economy following a deep recession.
US House Members Flock to Israel With Travel Loophole Four years after Congress enacted new rules barring groups that lobby from paying for House Members to take long trips, dozens of lawmakers traveled to Israel this summer with staffers and family members for tours paid for by the nonprofit arm of a pro-Israel lobbying group.
Dems Rip White House Over Mortgage Crisis Leading House Democrats are accusing the Obama administration of ignoring the lingering mortgage crisis and threatening tens-of-millions of Americans with foreclosure in the process.
GOP Unleashes Pro-Pollution, Anti-Regulation Offensive Republicans in Congress opened an offensive this week against government regulations, a drive finding favor with polluting industries, small businesses and some Democrats who are especially fearful about the economy.