BP acted with gross negligence in precipitating the April 20, 2010 spill, Barbier ruled last September. This mid-January, he found that BP wasn't grossly negligent or reckless in its source-control efforts to stop the spill.
New Orleans is returning to a moment in time where it was a destination of dreamers and doers. Everyone is talking about what projects are in the works and comparing notes on indie bands. The sleazy side is still there but overshadowed by guys looking to have a conversation or possibly an actual date.
It's a perfect item to make at home to get into the Mexican-New Orleans spirit!
RSD student test results can no longer be dismissed as the residue of pre-Katrina education disappointment. That RSD new car smell is gone, John White.
The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.
Photo Credits (cc) Flickr The places themselves aren't gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guid...
If you have a New Year's shindig in the works or need a rush delivery for Aunt Gladys, here are some great options that don't just sparkle, they help women excel.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to the original French Quarter Café Du Monde for beignets and coffee au lait. This quintessential New Orleans experience is well worth the wait if there is a line, well worth being covered in powdered sugar when you leave.
Tech is being used to highlight disturbing police behavior, but can it be used preventatively?
In New Orleans, voodoo is more than just a tourism catchphrase and a marketing ploy. Have one day in the city? Here's how to get your own experience with our quick guide of New Orleans voodoo stops for the adventurous traveler.
The best way to have a successful weight loss surgery is to treat it like a business project. I have definite goals, measurements, objectives, benchmarks, time frames and a vision on where I want to be within a year.
As if it weren't bad enough that the Information Age deluged us with data, now we're finding out that some of our favorite metrics aren't telling us what we really want to know.
Recently my wife and I rode Amtrak's Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans. We were heading out for a two-week vacation tour of Louisiana and...
Now perceived by many as immoral, veteran homelessness is on the radar screens of many cities around the country thanks to gargantuan efforts from the Department of Veteran Affairs, HUD, the first lady's office and advocacy groups.
While leading the country is one of the harder jobs you can have, it does come with a few perks. We imagine the extensive traveling is exhausting, but at least it gives presidents the chance to see some amazing places and stay in some of the world's most luxurious hotels: Four-poster beds, dining rooms, and spacious bathrooms are always on the checklist.
One of the strongest impressions my 18,000-mile, 3 1/2-month road trip left me with was that not only are we Americans not all on the same page (to put it mildly), and not only do we not even want to be on the same page, but we live in different worlds.