WASHINGTON (AP) - The co-chair of a presidential panel investigating the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history says the disaster cannot be blamed solely on BP.
William K. Reilly, the former head of the EPA under President George H.W. Bush, pointed to three companies: well operator BP PLC, rig owner Transocean Ltd., and cement contractor Halliburton Co. He says all three made questionable decisions that contributed to the blowout.
Reilly says the perception that the well blowout was the result of one company's choices does not stand. He says the panel has conclusively established that there are larger problems with offshore drilling safety.
Reilly's remarks Thursday came at the start of two days of deliberations, the last public forum for the panel before it issues its report in January.
Two men are facing jail time after sheriff's deputies charged them with stealing air conditioners, heat pumps and kitchen equipment from several places.
A man is in the hospital recovering after police say someone shot him early Friday morning.
Harford County Sheriff’s detectives and the FBI are searching for suspects involved in Thursday's armed robbery of Madison Bank in Aberdeen
Baltimore City police are looking for a suspect who on Thursday robbed the Park Plaza Motel.
State Sen. Brian Frosh said he plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session designed to establish a more reasonable burden of proof for victims seeking to obtain final protective orders.