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BP: Tony Hayward remains in charge

BP: Tony Hayward remains in charge 19 Jun 2010 BP clarified on Saturday that Tony Hayward was still in charge of the energy giant and its Gulf cleanup operations a day after another executive told Sky News that Hayward was relinquishing day-to-day spill duties, the New York Times reports... BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said in an e-mail Friday evening to USA TODAY that Hayward was still BP's CEO and was leading the oil response. "He has the full support of the board," Beaudo said.

Thousands Protest Electricity Shortage in Iraq

Thousands Protest Electricity Shortage in Iraq 19 Jun 2010 Thousands of demonstrators surged through the sweltering streets of Iraq’s second-largest city to protest persistent shortages of electricity on Saturday, clashing with the police in a disturbance that underlined the growing popular anger here over the Iraqi government’s inability to provide the basic necessities of life. One person was killed when the police opened fire on the demonstrators, who were throwing rocks at the provincial headquarters in Basra. [Saddam Hussein: *Clearly,* the better deal.]

Israelis robbed us, Flotilla members say

Israelis robbed us, Flotilla members say --Israel also arrested and later released nearly 700 activists from 42 countries who were on board the ships of the Freedom Flotilla. 19 Jun 2010 Freedom Flotilla activists say that the Israeli forces who arrested them stole some of their personal possessions and have still not returned them. The Israeli military attacked the Freedom Flotilla in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, killing nine Turkish citizens on board the M.V. Mavi Marmara and injuring about 50 other people who were part of the team on the six-ship convoy.

Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract

Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract 18 Jun 2010 CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract worth more than $120 million for providing security services in Afghanistan. Private security firm U.S. Training Center, a business unit of the Moyock, N.C.-based Blackwater, now called Xe Services, was awarded the contract Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said Friday night. Under the contract, U.S. Training Center will provide "protective security services" at the new U.S. consulates in Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, the spokeswoman said.

Deadly bombings kill at least 6 in Iraq

Deadly bombings kill at least 6 in Iraq 19 Jun 2010 At least six people have been killed and more than 80 others have been wounded after two car bombs went off in northern parts of Iraq, police sources say. The first blast took place near the home of a provincial official from the Turkman minority in Tuz Khurmato town on Friday, police Colonel Hussein al-Bayati told AFP. About 50 people -- among them women and children -- were injured and six others died due to the explosion.

US drone attack kills 11 in NW Pakistan

US drone attack kills 11 in NW Pakistan 19 Jun 2010 A new US drone attack in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan, near the country's border with Afghanistan, has killed 11 people, intelligence officials say. A US drone aircraft fired two missiles targeting a house in Sokhel village in the North Waziristan region on Saturday. People are afraid to approach the attack site because at least three more drones are still flying over the area, residents say.

Afghanistan: 3 More Americans Killed

Afghanistan: 3 More Americans Killed 18 Jun 2010 Three more United States service members have died in southern Afghanistan, where militants have stepped up their attacks in response to greater security by NATO and Afghan forces in Taliban strongholds. NATO said Friday that two of the Americans died in an insurgent attack and the third was killed by a roadside bomb.

Obama administration still approving flawed Gulf drilling plans

Obama administration still approving flawed Gulf drilling plans --MMS signed off on at least five new offshore drilling projects since 2 June. 18 Jun 2010 Despite President Barack Obama's promises of better safeguards for offshore drilling, federal regulators continue to approve plans for oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico with minimal or no environmental analysis. The Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service has signed off on at least five new offshore drilling projects since June 2, when the agency's acting director announced tougher safety regulations for drilling in the Gulf, a McClatchy review of public records has discovered.

Iraqi army confronted UK deportation officials on Baghdad plane

Iraqi army confronted UK deportation officials on Baghdad plane --Army officer reportedly warned UK officials not to return Iraqis by force again, as UNHCR condemns removals to Baghdad 16 Jun 2010 An Iraqi army officer boarded a flight full of deported asylum seekers at Baghdad airport and ordered British immigration officials not to send anyone back by force again, according to a refugee organisation that monitors expulsions. The confrontation occurred yesterday when the first British deportation flight to Baghdad touched down carrying almost 40 Iraqis.

Obama to challenge Ariz. immigration law

Obama to challenge Ariz. immigration law 18 Jun 2010 Obama administration officials have decided to file a suit to block a much-disputed Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration, according to several news reports. The decision to intervene was confirmed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in an interview last week with an Ecuadorian journalist. "President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy," Clinton said in the interview. "And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act."

Gulf whale found dead by scientists south of rig

Gulf whale found dead by scientists south of rig 18 Jun 2010 In a troubling sign for the Gulf of Mexico's marine mammals, researchers this week found a dead sperm whale floating 77 miles south of the Deepwater Horizon rig site, where some 2.5 million gallons of oil are erupting daily from a mile deep. While scientists avoided speculating about how the whale died, they say the unabated oil is likely to kill whales.

BP Workers Burning Turtles Caught in Oil Booms

BP Workers Burning Turtles Caught in Oil Booms --BP Blocks Attempt to Save Endangered Sea Turtles from Oil Spill (Sea Turtle Restoration Project) 16 Jun 2010 A shrimp boat captain in Louisiana hired by BP was blocked from rescuing juvenile Kemp's ridleys that were covered in oil in the Gulf waters. He was captured on video saying that the turtles are being collected in the clean-up efforts and burned up like so much ocean debris with other marine life gathering along tide lines where oil also congregates. He witnessed BP workers burning turtles caught in the oil booms. Rescue efforts are being ended tomorrow. STRP's Gulf Director Carole Allen responded to the news by saying "The burning of boom and oil when even one sea turtle was seen in the water is a despicable crime."

Days before rig explosion, Halliburton bought oil spill prevention firm

How Halliburton is profiting from the Gulf oil spill --Shortly before the Deepwater Horizon blowout, Halliburton bought an oil spill prevention firm. 18 Jun 2010 Eleven days prior to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon blowout, Halliburton Co., the contractor in charge of cementing the rig's well, agreed to purchase a little-known company. The firm, Boots and Coots, focuses on oil spill prevention and blowout response. Now, it is assisting with the relief well work -- under contract to BP -- to help stop the Gulf oil spill. What appears to conspiracy theorists [!?!] as more than a coincidence is nothing out of the ordinary, say oil-industry experts.

BP Boss Tony Hayward Gets Sidelined

BP Boss Tony Hayward Gets Sidelined 18 Jun 2010 BP's chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has told Sky News that embattled chief executive Tony Hayward is to have a changed role in dealing with the oil spill.  Asked by Randall about Mr Hayward's ongoing role, Mr Svanberg said: "He is now handing over the operation to Bob Dudley." Robert Dudley has been the managing director of the oil giant since 2009. Mr Svanberg also told Randall that comments by Mr Hayward have had detrimental effects as the company seeks to control the fallout from the disaster. [Not sidelined enough.]

HK researchers detect reassortment of A/H1N1 flu virus

HK researchers detect reassortment of A/H1N1 flu virus 18 Jun 2010 Hong Kong researchers identified that A/H1N1 influenza virus has undergone genetic reassortment to give rise to a novel A/H1N1 virus on pigs, according to a study done by the University of Hong Kong which made the result public here Friday. The new virus has genes from the A/H1N1 influenza virus and other pig influenza viruses, told the research findings, which demonstrated that A/H1N1 flu virus may change in unpredictable ways in pigs and such viruses may have relevance to global public health.

Two US-led troops killed in Afghanistan

Two US-led troops killed in Afghanistan 18 Jun 2010 Militants have killed two more NATO troops in Afghanistan amid a surge in Taliban attacks against the US-led forces in the war-ravaged country. NATO said in a statement on Friday that the troops were killed by small arms fire in the country's volatile south, where US-led forces have lost several grounds to Taliban.

Judge: Guantanamo detainee will be strip searched

Judge: Guantanamo detainee will be strip searched --Psychologist testified that searches triggered Ghailani's post-traumatic stress disorder, which resulted from enhanced interrogation techniques torture he experienced while in CIA custody at a secret CIA-run camp overseas after his 2004 arrest 17 Jun 2010 A Guantanamo Bay detainee prisoner awaiting trial in a federal civilian court cannot evade strip searches that require him to expose his private areas because security would be compromised, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan made the written ruling Monday and it was released publicly Thursday in the terrorism case brought against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be brought to a U.S. civilian court for trial.

BP-owned Alaska oil pipeline shut after spill

BP-owned Alaska oil pipeline shut after spill --800-mile pipeline from Alaska's oilfields closed 25 May 2010 The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, partly owned by BP, shut down on Tuesday after spilling several thousand barrels of crude oil into backup containers, drastically cutting supply down the main artery between refineries and Alaska's oilfields. The accident comes at a difficult time for BP -- the largest single owner of the pipeline operator, holding 47 percent -- as it struggles to plug a gushing Gulf of Mexico oil well.

Baby musk ox taken to Wildlife Center

Baby musk ox taken to Wildlife Center 16 Jun 2010 The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center has a new resident all the way for the North Slope. A baby musk ox arrived in Anchorage last night after BP staff noticed it wandering around its Deadhorse facility earlier in the day. The calf appeared to have lost its mother. The workers contacted the Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

GOP leaders forced Rep. Barton to retract apology to BP

GOP leaders forced Rep. Barton to retract apology to BP 17 Jun 2010 Under pressure from Republican leaders who threatened to remove him from a ranking committee position, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Whackjob-Tex.) late Thursday retracted his apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the way his company has been treated by the U.S. government -- a comment that had drawn heavy criticism from both parties. Barton made that apology to Hayward in his opening statement Thursday morning before Hayward's testimony to the House subcommittee, in which Barton decried the Obama administration for pressuring BP to open a $20 billion escrow account and to suspend dividend payments for the rest of the year.

Army Preps 'Unblinking Eye' Airship for Afghanistan

Army Preps 'Unblinking Eye' Airship for Afghanistan --Northrop Grumman has announced a $517 million, five-year contract to build three combat airships for the military. By Noah Shachtman 17 Jun 2010 The military already employs a fleet of blimps to look for enemies and relay communications. But none of them are as big, as high-flying, or as far-seeing as this Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV. It’s supposed to float at 20,000 feet for up to three weeks at a time, snooping on absolutely everything below with a variety of sensors. "Basically what we see it as is an unblinking eye," LEMV project manager Marty Sargent tells Inside Defense.

More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments

More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments 16 Jun 2010 More than 90 U.S. banks and thrifts missed making a May 17 payment to the U.S. government under its main bank bailout program, signaling a rising number of lenders are struggling to meet their obligations. The statistics, compiled by SNL Financial from U.S. Treasury data, showed 91 banks and thrifts skipped the May dividend payment under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. It was the first missed payment for 23 of the banks; for the others, it was at least their second miss.

Laid bare, the lobbying campaign that won the food labelling battle

Laid bare, the lobbying campaign that won the food labelling battle 18 Jun 2010 The lobbying carried out by food manufacturers to block a European-wide food labelling system backed by doctors is laid bare in a series of private emails published today by The Independent. In a flurry of statements and position papers to MEPs in the run up to key votes, Kellogg's, Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestle and other manufacturers claimed that colour-coded traffic lights were incapable of informing shoppers about the right diet.

US soldiers charged over Afghanistan deaths

US soldiers charged over Afghanistan deaths 17 Jun 2010 Five soldiers in the US military have been charged over civilian deaths in Afghanistan. The soldiers, five men, have been charged with premeditated murder after an incident in Kandahar earlier this year. The US military has charged that three of the soldiers, from the army's Stryker Brigade, were involved in premeditated murder.

Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power By Declan McCullagh 10 Jun 2010 A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet. The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.

Cracks Show BP Was Battling Gulf Well as Early as February

Cracks Show BP Was Battling Gulf Well as Early as February 17 Jun 2010 BP Plc was struggling to seal cracks in its Macondo well as far back as February, more than two months before an explosion killed 11 and spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It took 10 days to plug the first cracks, according to reports BP filed with the Minerals Management Service that were later delivered to congressional investigators. Cracks in the surrounding rock continued to complicate the drilling operation during the ensuing weeks. Left unsealed, they can allow explosive natural gas to rush up the shaft.

Obama cuts deal to shield BP assets

Obama cuts deal to shield BP assets By Tom Eley 17 Jun 2010 President Barack Obama reiterated his defense of oil giant BP after a White House meeting with the company’s CEO Tony Hayward and board chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg. After the meeting, Obama and BP announced the establishment of an independently operated escrow account, the Independent Claims Facility, funded by up to $20 billion paid out over the next four years... The US media presented the meeting and announcement as a humbling of BP. It was nothing of the sort.

Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base 17 Jun 2010 A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned. The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com. The Afghans were attending the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Oil sightings, beach closings edge east in Florida Panhandle

Oil sightings, beach closings edge east in Florida Panhandle 17 Jun 2010 Pie-sized tar patties washed up on Okaloosa County shores, some of the most pristine in Florida, beaching swimmers in some spots as splotches of BP's weathered oil spill edged east along the Florida Panhandle Thursday. Okaloosa County's health department advised swimmers on Wednesday afternoon to keep out of the water off Okaloosa Island, a stretch of beaches on the outskirts of Destin.

BP Boss Heckled Then 'Stonewalls' US Panel

BP Boss Heckled Then 'Stonewalls' US Panel 17 Jun 2010 BP head Tony Hayward was first heckled by a protester and then accused of "stonewalling" US lawmakers at a tense hearing investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The chief executive started by reading a prepared statement before a US Congress committee in Washington, and apologised for the what has become its worst environmental disaster. But the BP boss' comments were interrupted as soon as he started talking by a woman protester who had smeared a black, oil-like substance on her hands and face. "You need to be charged with a crime, Tony," she shouted. "You need to go to jail!"

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