WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a May 12 story about the Sotheby's Spring art auction, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimate of the value of pop and contemporary artwork donated by philanthropist Stefan Edlis to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about $400 million, not $40 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to Osama bin Laden was given life in prison for the 1998 bombings of two embassies in Africa, a sentence handed down Friday in a U.S. courtroom where he was confronted by a woman who was blinded in one of the attacks and others who lost loved ones.
The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev announced Friday that it has reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death.
Amtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds and snow in the mountains before heading inland, where other states were also feeling weird late-season weather.
HEWLETT, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman killed in this week's Amtrak derailment was a humble and respectful rising star who inspired others and "put everyone before himself," mourners said Friday at his funeral.