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BP is currently being suspended from new contracts with the U.S. Government. On November 15, BP agreed to plead guilty to charges involving the death of ii oil rig workers that occurred on April 20, 2010. aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. BP also pled guilty to lying to congress on how much oil was spewing from the blownout Macondo well. The suspension is due to BP’s “lack of business integrity.”

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — Two BP supervisors, who were charged in the deaths of 11 oil rig workers who were killed in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, have been assigned a new judge.

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SANTA CRUZ Calif.– A Coast Guard officer was killed on Sunday morning, Dec. 2, from injuries sustained during a law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz Island, Calif.

Photo by Lt. Stewart Sibert/U.S. Coast Guard shows Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne, stationed on the Cutter Halibut, climbing aboard the ship after conducting water survival training in this undated photograph. Chief Horne, a Boatswain Mate, was killed in the early morning of Dec. 2, 2012, from injuries sustained during law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz Island, Calif. The Coast Guard Cutter Halibut was investigating a panga-type vessel suspected of illicit activities. When the Halibut's small boat approached with its blue law enforcement light energized, the suspect vessel, identified to be a profile Mexican style panga, maneuvered at a high rate of speed directly towards the Coast Guard small boat and struck it before fleeing the scene.

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — In a hearing held on on Tuesday, Nov. 27, BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion to settle the criminal charges and related Securities and Exchange Commission charges against the oil company that occurred more than 2½ years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

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