Washington pressures BP: Politicians ramped up their tough talk to BP about capping the massive oil spill estimated to be spewing at least 5,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The Web was afire with the back and forth.
The federal government could take over the effort from BP, acknowledgedÂ Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer. He said the company is as frustrated as everyone elseÂ that its numerous attemptsÂ to stop the spill have failed. But Louisiana officialsÂ told BP that it betterÂ move quicker, or else.Â Gov. Bobby Jindal said the coastline had been "oiled" and he would mobilize state resourcesÂ soon if the spill isn't capped.
On Wednesday, BP will attempt a "top kill,"Â which involvesÂ pumping thick, viscous fluid twice the density of water into the site of the leak so the well can then be sealed with cement. If that doesn't do the trick, BP said that it has more ideas.
South Korea-U.S.Â partnership: "Korea" remained the top search on Google for several hours Monday. The PentagonÂ said that the U.S. military will conduct joint exercises with the South Korean military, a responseÂ to South Korea'sÂ announcement that North Korea was behind the sinking of one of its warships, the Pentagon said Monday. The U.S. and South Korea will conduct anti-submarine exercises and well as maritime exercises. The New York Times publishedÂ an in-depth look at the issue.
Lindsay in court: A Los Angeles County Superior Court judgeÂ told Lindsay Lohan that she'll have to adhere to new bail restrictions. At a hearing Monday, Judge Marsha Revel told the actress she will have to wear aÂ bracelet thatÂ detects alcohol. The starlet was also ordered not to drink, and she will face random weekly drug testing.
Lohan's lawyer said her 23-year-old client is scheduled to film a movie in Texas. The judge responded by saying that the testing must be done in California. Lohan's face showed visible stress after Revel ordered her to stay in the L.A. area until a probation revocation hearingÂ July 6 so she can submit to random drug tests.
In other highly searched Hollywood news, the Los Angeles police saidÂ that the death of Brittany Murphy's husband was natural, Britney Spears out-tweeted Ashton Kutcher, and everyone was "Lost" in those commercials.