FROM Harry Weber
BP Says It May Drill Again in Spill Reservoir BP has stopped the flow from its blown-out well, but $4 billion worth of crude oil could still be left in the pool struck by the Deepwater Horizon. Today, BP's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles told reporters the company "will have to think about that." Harry Weber, who's in New Orleans with the Associated Press , first raised the issue.
New BP CEO says Gulf Clean-up Efforts to Be Scaled Back In Beloxi, Mississippi today, BP's new CEO said it's time to "scale back" the massive effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico. But Bob Dudley said BP is still fully committed to make things right. Harry Weber was in Beloxi for the Associated Press .
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.