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Louisiana Oil Geyser: 20-Foot Oil Leak Shooting Up In Plaquemines Parish After Hit By Tugboat (PHOTOS)

Huff Post- First Posted: 07-27-10 01:29 PM   |   Updated: 07-27-10 02:51 PM

NEW ORLEANS – (AP) Oil is spewing from a damaged well north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard says a tow boat called Pere Ana C. hit the wellhead near Mud Lake early Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard did not know who owns the small well or how much oil has leaked. But a sheen has been spotted in the lake. Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says oil is spewing from the wellhead.

Coast Guard Lt. Brian Sattler says a helicopter has been dispatched to survey the area, which is accessible only by boat.

Mud Lake is part of a network of bayous and lakes north of Barataria Bay, an ecologically sensitive coastal estuary where authorities have been fighting waves of oil from the Gulf spill.

See photos below of the leak:

PHOTOS HERE

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Chile Earthquake, Tsunami 2010: LATEST UPDATES, VIDEO

Huffington Post |  Nicholas Sabloff First Posted: 02-27-10 10:19 AM   |   Updated: 02-27-10 11:55 AM

Early Saturday morning a devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile, setting off a tsunami which threatened a quarter of the globe. Scroll down for the latest updates. Follow the story live on our curated twitter lists here. Follow the latest tsunami updates and impacts here.. Watch Live video coverage here. Read the latest from the AP here.

Live Chile EarthQuake Twitter Page… Tsunami Impacts – Live Updates In: Mexico… Hawaii… California… Alaska… Philippines

Please email tips, thoughts, information, complaints here.

12:52 PM ET — Earthquake aftershock count. Chile hit by number 34.

12:50 PM ET — Earthquake data chart. An interesting look at the earthquake data, uploaded to flickr by Nick Bilton. See full size here.

* * * * * *11:55 AM ET — ‘The TV went flying’. AP speaks to an American tourist in Chile who describes the experience of being woken up by the quake.

11:50 AM ET — Aftershocks in Chile. US Geological Survey reports that the country was just hit by its 30th major aftershock, this one of a magnitude of 5.5.

11:40 AM ET — Video of the aftermath. Raw video from the AP in the wake of Saturday morning’s earthquake.

10:30 AM ET — Tsunami warnings in effect. The following countries have been listed:

CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA /
COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR /
GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI /
KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA /
SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI /
AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU /
HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. /
NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA /
N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES /
CHINESE TAIPEI

Estimated arrival times in the US are here.


>>>MORE HERE<<<

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NASA Moon Bombing: WATCH NASA’s LCROSS Mission Crash The Moon (LIVE VIDEO, PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10- 9-09 07:52 AM   |   Updated: 10- 9-09 12:15 PM

*See video of NASA moon bombing and photos of LCROSS below*

WASHINGTON — NASA has successfully bulldozed two spacecraft into the moon’s south pole in a search for hidden ice, but without the promised live photos.

First a 2.2-ton empty rocket hull smacked the moon’s south pole at 7:31 a.m. EDT Friday. Then four minutes later the camera-and-instrument laden space probe made its death plunge.

The smaller probe had five cameras and four other scientific instruments and NASA had touted live photos on its web site. But those images didn’t occur. NASA officials say they are sure the two probes crashed and looking to see what happened to the pictures. Pictures were live until seconds before impact.

The intentional crashes had been expected to kick up miles of lunar dust. The space probe is called LCROSS, short for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

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10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Citizen Photojournalists |   April 16, 2009 at 03:34 PM

HuffPost has comprehensive coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests. Click here for the latest photos and video. CLICK HERE to be alerted about future reporting projects.

More than 2,000 HuffPost citizen journalists signed up to report on their local tea parties, sending photos, videos, and written dispatches, and we’ve already received hundreds of photos (the complete Flickr slideshow is below, or check out the photostream here).

PHOTOS AND MORE HERE

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Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper Missing In Florida: UPDATED VIDEO

AP/ Huffington Post |   March 1, 2009 03:03 PM

***UPDATE 3/3 430PM*** ABC’s Phoenix affiliate reports that the Coast Guard is going to end at sunset the search for the two NFL players and a third man lost at sea:

Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard say they will call off their search at sunset for two NFL players and a third man lost at sea after their boat capsized over the weekend…
…That’s 60 hours after the search first began. Some amateur search efforts are expected to continue, Coast Guard officials said.

***UPDATE 3/3 10:46AM*** From AP:

Two NFL players and a third man missing since their boat capsized off the Florida coast face dwindling odds of survival after more than two days in the water, though their size and good health could help them fend off hypothermia, authorities said.
Coast Guard officials wouldn’t speculate on the men’s chances of being rescued alive as the search continued Tuesday morning. There was some hope, even though hypothermia can set in after 18 hours in 64-degree water. Water temperatures were in the mid- to upper-60s.

“With all of these men being past, present football players, they do have a much larger physique than a lot of people,” Petty Officer Robert Simpson said. “So their odds are going to be definitely in their favor.”

The lone survivor so far, Nick Schuyler, was conscious but appeared weak as he was loaded onto a stretcher Monday. His father, Stuart Schuyler, said the former University of South Florida player was bruised and dehydrated but “looks OK.” He said his son was in serious but stable condition.

Crews had narrowed their search Monday for Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, 26, who owned the 21-foot boat; free-agent defensive lineman Corey Smith, 29; and former South Florida player William Bleakley, 25. Cooper is 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and Smith is 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. Bleakley had played tight end.

Nick Schuyler told rescuers that the boat the four good friends were aboard was anchored when it flipped Saturday evening in rough seas, said Coast Guard Capt. Timothy M. Close. Schuyler, who was wearing a life vest, had been hanging onto the hull that a Coast Guard cutter discovered 35 miles off Clearwater.

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Lawmakers’ Caribbean Junket With Allen Stanford: The Pictures That Reveal All

We’ve put together a slideshow of that 2005 junket that a group of lawmakers — including Katherine Harris, Tom Feeney, John Sweeney, James Clyburn, and Pete Sessions, went on to Antigua, paid for by an organization with close ties to Stanford.

Our favorite is the one of Harris and Sir Allen gazing into each other’s eyes.

Check it out (PHOTOS)

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Allen Stanford Owes Over $200 Million In Federal Taxes

DANIEL WAGNER | February 18, 2009 07:00 PM EST | AP

WASHINGTON — Public records show disgraced financier R. Allen Stanford owes hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes.

The records show four federal tax liens against Stanford totaling more than $212 million. The liens are from 2007 and 2008.

Federal officials charge Stanford with bilking investors out of billions of dollars by claiming unrealistic returns. His bank is closed following a raid Tuesday.

Stanford is known for an extravagant lifestyle, including private jets, friendships with congressmen and big spending on sport sponsorships and charity.

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BUFFALO PLANE CRASH: Continental Connection Flight 3407 Crashes Into House, Kills 50 (VIDEO)

Via: HuffPo/ AP|   February 13, 2009 12:30 AM

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS AND SLIDESHOW

This is a breaking story – check AP for updates here.

A Continental commuter plane coming in for a landing nose-dived into a house in suburban Buffalo, sparking a fiery explosion that killed all 49 people aboard and a person in the home. It was the nation’s first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in 2 1/2 years.

Witnesses heard the twin turboprop aircraft sputtering before it went down in light snow and fog around 10:20 p.m. Thursday about five miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Continental Connection Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., came in squarely through the roof of the house, its tail section visible through flames shooting at least 50 feet high.

“The whole sky was lit up orange,” said Bob Dworak, who lives less than a mile away. “All the sudden, there was a big bang, and the house shook.”

Two others in the house escaped with minor injuries. The plane was carrying a four-member crew and an off-duty pilot. Among the 44 passengers killed was a woman whose husband died in the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

By morning, with the rubble still smoking, the task of retrieving remains had not yet begun.

Erie County Emergency Coordinator David Bissonette said it appeared the plane “dove directly on top of the house.”

“It was a direct hit,” Bissonette said. “It’s remarkable that it only took one house. As devastating as that is, it could have wiped out the entire neighborhood.”

Keep reading the breaking story here.

Relatives of passengers aboard flight should call 1-800-621-3263 for information

The crash is America’s deadliest since a Comair commuter jet crashed in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 27, 2006. That crash also claimed 49 lives.

VIDEOS & PHOTOS AND MORE HERE

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