Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Crews are rushing to contain an oil spill that has befouled four miles of scenic California coastline just before the Memorial Day holiday.
Shipping channels are partially reopened; cruise ships and other traffic still shut down due to Texas oil spill.
Oil-soaked birds spotted near site of Texas fuel spill.
The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation's busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused as many as 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.
Traffic moved slowly on Jacksboro Highway just before 8 p.m. tonight after an 18-wheeler spilled some of its fuel.