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Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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BP document contradicts public claims about oil flow

Read the internal document that contradicts BP’s public claims on how much oil is flowing from the leaking Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico.... Read more»

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Gulf oil spill: Problem solved!

Just when Democrats were starting to worry about the upcoming midterm elections, Rep. Joe L. Barton reminded everyone the Republican Party doesn't have much to offer.... Read more»1

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Obama's plan to figure out 'whose ass to kick' hits minor snag

The President and Congress want to kick ass. Only trouble is, BP's Mr. Hayward wasn't all that interested in playing that game.... Read more»2

High times in the Himalayas: The world's best pot

The people of Malana, India, are poor, illiterate and grow some of the world's best pot. That may be about to change.... Read more»

Coast Guard slowed by mechanical woes during BP rescues

In the wee-morning hours after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, a Coast Guard rescue helicopter being dispatched to pluck oil rig survivors floating in the fire-engulfed waters could not launch because its hoist was broken.... Read more»

Obama: 'Waging battle' against oil spill

"We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes," declared President Obama in a televised address Tuesday, 57 days after the Deepwater Horizon crisis began. With full text and video.... Read more»

British and Obama, like oil and water

While President Obama returned to the Gulf Coast to track the growing devastation caused by the blown-out BP oil well, BP's board of directors huddled behind closed doors here Monday to prepare for a showdown with the Obama administration in Washington on Wednesday.... Read more»

Eagles in Ireland face extinction - again

Conall was found dead on Truskmore Mountain in the northwest of Ireland recently, and "Dr Poison" of Ballintrillick is the chief suspect. But the killer doesn't give a damn, it seems, and he is pretty much beyond the law. ... Read more»

City Council proposes land swap for Painted Hills

The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to reconsider annexing the Painted Hills area, but will ask the county to pursue a land swap for the parcel.... Read more»

Victims of the Gulf oil spill

Hundreds of oil-covered animals have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico so far. As Erika Aguilar of KUT News reports, the volume of casualties is steadily increasing.... Read more»

Years of BP probes warned neglect could lead to accidents

The Deepwater Horizon blowout was not the first of BP's safety problems. Internal investigations over the past decade warned senior BP managers that the company repeatedly disregarded safety and environmental rules and risked a serious accident if it did not change its ways.... Read more»

Former Valdez cleanup worker warns of toxic dangers in the Gulf

Merle Savage has never been the same since she spent four months cleaning up Alaska’s oil-contaminated waters and shores after the Exxon Valdez crash. She still feels the toll that took on her health, but as she watches the Gulf, she’s felt something else: Déjà vu.... Read more»

Stay out of the sun: Temps may hit 109, says heat advisory

Stay inside where it's air-conditioned, stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids on Monday, says the National Weather Service. The mercury might spike to 109 in Southern Arizona, with temperatures as high as 104 likely in Tucson.... Read more»1

Canadians have own oil worries after Gulf spill

It took the BP oil well blowout for most Canadians to give any thought to the potential for a similar catastrophe off their shores.... Read more»

Comic: Politicomix

Recipe from a disaster: Oiseaux a l'huile

Thousands of feet below the surface of the sea, tens of millions of gallons of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico. We can't see it, so it doesn't seem that real. Yet.... Read more»

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