Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida
Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over
the Gulf oil gusher, trying to collect the crude now fouling four
Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies worked Friday to
craft an agenda for keeping the global recovery on track and fending
off future crises, sidestepping conflicts to present a united show of
support for Europe's $1 trillion bailout.
Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance a cause, President Barack
Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars
in tax breaks for oil and pass a clean-energy bill that he says would
help the nation end its dependence on fossil fuels.
Former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau withdrew on
Tuesday from his role overseeing the city's efforts to improve the
hiring of black and Hispanic firefighters, citing the city's
"resentment" of him.