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BP Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

Fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something that no one imagined back then.

05/25/2015

A woman tests the waves on the beach on the first day it was reopened to the public after being closed due to the oil spill July 25, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

U.S. Says Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

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.

05/15/2015

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Best Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations Of 2015

Travelers looking to visit someplace new should consider these five up-and-coming American travel destinations in 2015.

12/10/2014

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Study: Mislabeled Shrimp Being Sold At Restaurants, Grocers

Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn’t taste juicy or salty enough?
Maybe it wasn’t from the Gulf.

10/30/2014

Passengers wait to board buses after an aborted American Airlines flight to Buenos Aires lands safely at DFW early Monday.  (Photo Credit: James Pultz)

Back-To-Back Emergency Landings At DFW Airport

American Airlines reported back-to-back emergency landings at DFW International Airport early Monday as flights to Buenos Aires and Fresno were forced to return because of mechanical problems.

09/22/2014

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Halliburton Reaches $1.1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

09/02/2014

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809-Pound Tiger Shark Fed To Texas Poor, Homeless

An 809-pound tiger shark caught earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans.

08/15/2014

A fisherman casts his line into the water. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

San Antonio Man Catches 809-Pound Shark In Gulf

A San Antonio man landed an 809-pound tiger shark near Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico after reeling it in for more than seven hours.

08/05/2014

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Great White Shark ‘Katharine’ May Be Headed For Texas Coast

Experts tracking a great white shark through the Gulf of Mexico have received electronic signals indicating the route could lead to Texas.

06/17/2014

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Federal Hearing To Resume On Texas Oil Spill

Federal investigators are trying to find out what happened when a tugboat steering two barges collided with a cargo freighter in the Houston Ship Channel in March.

06/03/2014

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Federal Hearings Begin On Texas Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB are opening hearings into the collision of a barge and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

06/02/2014

Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hearing Set For Houston Ship Channel Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled 4½ days of hearings in Galveston early next week on a collision between a tugboat and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

05/29/2014

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