VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) – The U.S. government scrambled on Friday to ward off an environmental disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling wildlife, shellfish beds and beaches.
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PHOENIX/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The police chief of Arizona’s largest city said on Friday the state’s controversial new crackdown on illegal immigrants would likely create more problems than it solved for local law enforcement.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – The Coast Guard said Friday it was responding to another oil drilling rig accident near Morgan City, Louisiana.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she expected Israel and the Palestinians to begin indirect peace talks next week, breaking months of deadlock over a key U.S. foreign policy goal.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co hopes its planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm Inc will not only give it solid foundation in the growing smartphone market, but also provide it with a platform for other mobile devices, including tablets.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter as consumers increased spending at the fastest pace in three years, the strongest sign yet a sustainable recovery may be taking hold.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A college student who hacked into former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s e-mail account and posted some of its contents on the Internet was found guilty Friday.