NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Holder would not specify Tuesday which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He says federal clean air and pollution laws give him the power to open the investigations.
Holder met with attorneys general from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday.
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A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and putting her body in a trash bin has been found incompetent to stand trial.
The U.S. Naval Academy has charged three Navy football players with sexually assaulting a female midshipman more than a year ago.
Baltimore City Police are on the scene of a "departmental accident" involving a police car along North Charles Street.
The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man deputies say went into a supermarket, poked holes in packages of meat and moved chicken from refrigerated cases so they would spoil.