Latest News

June 17, 2010 8:21 AM

Under GOP pressure, Barton retracts statements on BP

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas was forced on Thursday to retract his apology to BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward about a $20 billion White House "shakedown" after he came close to being stripped of his position as ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee by the House GOP leadership.

Related content

Comments

 

Videos

More Videos

Firefighters battling largest wildfire in Southern California now must deal with 'purple wind' 1:31

Firefighters battling largest wildfire in Southern California now must deal with "purple wind"

Fire rages along the 405 in L.A. as gridlock ensues 0:35

Fire rages along the 405 in L.A. as gridlock ensues

Here's what you want to have ready to go in case of evacuation 1:00

Here's what you want to have ready to go in case of evacuation

‘We Watched Our House Burn.’ Losing It All in California’s Fires. 2:56

‘We Watched Our House Burn.’ Losing It All in California’s Fires.

Ski patrol explains avalanche control at Squaw Valley 1:40

Ski patrol explains avalanche control at Squaw Valley

Dramatic images of the fire burning near Ventura 1:15

Dramatic images of the fire burning near Ventura

Watch as hero dog Odin reunites with his sister 1:53

Watch as hero dog Odin reunites with his sister

Tubbs Fire aftermath, as seen from above 1:30

Tubbs Fire aftermath, as seen from above

California wildfires in pictures: 7 days of devastation and struggle 1:06

California wildfires in pictures: 7 days of devastation and struggle

 Devastation in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove neighborhood 1:07

Devastation in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove neighborhood

  • Dramatic, close-up footage of Southern California wildfire battle

    Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, December 10, 2017. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days.