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Halliburton Reaches $1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The settlement, if approved by a federal court, would allow businesses and property owners who were hurt by the oil spill to collect punitive damages from Halliburton through a fund to be administered by a court-appointed representative...



  • Lawmakers: Islamic State Groups wants to Hit US

    Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees on Sunday prodded the White House to work to prevent the Islamic State extremists from launching attacks on U.S. soil...

  • In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. US Eating Habits Improve a bit, Except Among Poor

    Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults averaged just 40 points in 1999-2000...

  • In this Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer, left, signs off on her last broadcast as anchor of David Muir Takes over at ABC's 'World News'

    Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education...

  • Tony Stewart (14) drives into the first turn at the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Hampton, Ga. Tony Stewart Back on the Track, but Big Issues Remain

    His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him. He doesn't know if he'll face criminal charges for his car striking and killing another driver. He's yet to claim a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. At least he was back on the track...

  • A Shiite militiaman takes a rest after Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes. US Carries Out More Airstrikes in Iraq

    The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq. Central Command says an airstrike near Mosul Dam on Sunday destroyed an armed vehicle. Another strike near Amirli damaged a militant tank...










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