• BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge to give his final approval to a class-action settlement.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
  • Malaysian activists lost a court battle to halt Australian miner Lynas Corp. from firing up a rare earths plant that has sparked health and safety concerns.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:00 AM EST
  • Archaeologists in France have unearthed a rather hairy fossil — a nearly complete skeleton of a mammoth.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 4:30 AM EST
  • A new storm that threatens to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks like it will be weaker than expected.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 2:00 AM EST