July 9th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

Video: BP dumping waste in Mississippi?

Randi Kaye | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Randi Kaye
July 9th, 2010
10:01 AM ET

Federal appeals panel denies government bid to reinstate drilling ban

David Mattingly

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A federal appeals panel on Thursday upheld a district judge's order to block the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a brief ruling just a few hours after the hearing, the three-judge appellate panel denied the government's request to reinstate the moratorium while the full appeal of the case continues.

The government declared the moratorium in response to the April 20 explosion and fire on a deepwater rig that led to the Gulf oil disaster, with millions of gallons gushing into the ocean and oil giant BP unable to stop it.

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Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • T1
July 9th, 2010
09:49 AM ET

Letters to the President #536: 'He shoots! He moves! To Miami!'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

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Reporter's Note: The president is way into basketball. Me, not so much. But since I write to him everyday and there is just no question that he was following the LeBron James announcement, that’s pretty much what I had to watch as I penned this latest missive.

Dear Mr. President,

Call me psychic, but I suspect you were paying some attention last night when LeBron-o-mania rose to a fever pitch as we waited for news of where one of the hottest basketball players in a good while is going to suit up next season. I know that you were rooting for LeBron James to head to your home town Chicago Bulls, but come on, you knew that was a half court shot at the buzzer at best.

And now he is going to Miami. Well, best of luck to him and the Heat. I’m sure you’ll find a chance to see him play now and then, and if you need help getting good seats, give me a call. I can probably pull some strings for you. After all, I know Wolf and he’s tight with the basketball crowd.


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