Latest News

June 8, 2011 12:27 PM

Senate panel opens door for BP rig workers' families to sue

The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to help the families of the 11 victims of last year's Deepwater Horizon blowout by changing outdated federal maritime laws, one going back to the 1850s, to make it possible to recover damages from BP, rig operator Transocean and rig subcontractors.

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.

Dramatic images of the fire burning near Ventura 1:15

Dramatic images of the fire burning near Ventura

Entertaining sheriff's video has serious message: How not to let Grinch ruin your holiday 1:16

Entertaining sheriff's video has serious message: How not to let Grinch ruin your holiday

California attorney general on DACA: 'We are ready to sue.' 1:19

California attorney general on DACA: 'We are ready to sue.'

Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean? 1:14

Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean?

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you 0:27

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you

'I had to be the bad guy': Matt Barnes gets ring, reflects on career 5:09

'I had to be the bad guy': Matt Barnes gets ring, reflects on career

  • 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.