Certain alarms on Transocean Ltd.’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig had been disabled for a year before it exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the biggest U.S. oil spill in history, a rig worker said.
Terrell Owens agreed to contract terms with the Seattle Seahawks as the former Pro Bowl receiver seeks a return to the National Football League after missing last season while recovering from knee surgery.
The New England Patriots beat the New York Jets 29-26 in overtime after blowing a 10-point fourth- quarter lead, while the New York Giants overcame the Washington Redskins 27-23 with the longest winning touchdown in the final two minutes of a game in franchise history.
At least one federal crime had indisputably been committed when oil started spewing into the Gulf of Mexico and approached land. Another criminal act became clear when the first oil-covered sea bird died.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was chosen the National Football League’s Comeback Player of the Year in his second season after serving a federal prison term for his participation in a dog-fighting ring.