Gulf oil spill - BP could try to cap a massive oil gusher again early this week in an attempt to solve what the Obama administration has called "probably the biggest environmental disaster we've ever faced in this country." As theÂ spill entered its 42nd day Monday, efforts to clean up coastal areas and develop a new plan of attack continued. All previous attempts to contain the crude gushing from BP's undersea well have failed, including a "top kill" approach that many had pinned their hopes on.
Documents released Sunday show that BP reported problems controlling the undersea well at the heart of the largest oil spill in U.S. history and won a delay in testing a critical piece of equipment in March.
Gaza protest -Â Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Israel after 10 people were killed in an incident on the high seas today. International condemnation poured in Monday after Israeli soldiers stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid intended for Palestinians in Gaza, leaving at least 10 people dead in the resulting violence.Â Israel said it was defending itself, with the Israel Defense Forces saying the soldiers' lives were in danger after they were attacked with "severe physical violence, including live fire, weapons, knives and clubs." Read the latest updates on the story.
Remembering the fallen - It may surprise the casual visitor at Arlington National Cemetery to see a rubber duck on a headstone or an old football helmet lying in the manicured grass of a fallen soldier's grave. After all, America's most hallowed ground is the final resting place for war heroes, astronauts, even a U.S. president. But it happens all the time, especially in Section 60, where many of those killed in the current wars are buried. Leaving a flower arrangement is still common. And many graves have tiny American flags placed on them. And on this Memorial Day, remember to check out our multimedia interactive on U.S. war casualties, where you can see those who have given their lives in service and leave your own memorials.