Settlement of $211M reached in Gulf oil spill

...settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation with Transocean, and with contractor Halliburton, which did cement work on the rig before it exploded in April 2010.Court rulings have put the brunt of responsibility for the disaster on BP...
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There's more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

...Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) tries to solve the one case he never managed to crack."Trainwreck": Comedian Amy Schumer cements her explosion into the mainstream with this raunchy comedy, directed by Judd Apatow, playing a woman allergic to commitment...
Baffert aiming horses at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

...the race on television in his border hometown of Nogales, Arizona."Destiny," he jokingly proclaimed Thursday outside his cement-block barn at Churchill Downs.Baffert has early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah and 3-1 second choice Dortmund in what...
Off the Beaten Path: Transboundary mining efforts are just another gold rush scam

...Few, if any, ever made it the gold fields. My favorite scam was "The Petrified Man," a life size figure made out of cement and plaster someone found in a Denver junkyard. Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith (the same Soapy who died after a gun battle...
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...brokered postwar arrangement, Israel allows the import of some cement and steel for reconstruction, easing restrictions imposed to...the materials for military use.The new mechanism has made cement available to repair tens of thousands of homes, but many homeowners...
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Empire Editorial: Can Juneau still afford all its schools? debate because it was a non-issue until now. We know many in Juneau have had a bad taste in their mouth from the moment cement was poured at Thunder Mountain. Reasons range from the cost overage during construction to dividing Juneau's sports teams...
Today in sports history

...becomes pro football's all-time passing leader in spectacular fashion with a 50-yard TD pass to Jamel Richardson that cements the Montreal Alouettes' 29-19 win over the Toronto Argonauts. Calvillo needed 258 yards to break Damon Allen's all-time...
Art history: sculptor reveals ancient beauty of Southeast stones

...natural patterns and colors his tools reveal. When he comes across cracks, which are common in surface-harvested rock, he cements the gaps with something called PaleoBOND, used by paleontologists to glue bones and other artifacts.There isn't much limestone...
Today in Sports History

...3-over 287 for a two-shot win over 17-year-old Morgan Pressel and 19-year-old Brittany Lang.2005 - Justin Gatlin cements his status as America's fastest human by winning the 200 meters, becoming the first man in 20 years to sweep the sprints...
Photo: SLAM's colonnade takes shape

Cement is poured into a tall column in front of the State Library, Archives and Museum building on Wednesday. According to Bob Banghart...


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