Updated 11:30 a.m. EST BP's President Kent Wells said Monday that crews will likely start the so-called "static kill" attempt Tuesday if tests Monday determine the well can withstand the mud, the AP reports. Posted 9:15 a.m. EST BP…

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As the Deepwater Horizon oil leak surpasses the 100-day mark, here is a timeline of some key events from the past few months with links to NewsHour coverage (click on images for a larger view):…

Earlier Tuesday, a barge collided with an abandoned oil well in Barataria Bay, La., just north of an area already hit by oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak. The 20-foot gusher of oil and natural gas is…

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