A tanker ship loaded with oil in the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, collided with two barges being towed by a tug boat, resulting in a spill of about 450,000 gallons of crude, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Crews removed about 46,000 gallons of oil from waters near Port Arthur, Texas, on Sunday, roughly 10 percent of the oil spilled a day earlier when a tanker collided with two barges, a U.S. Coast Guard officer said.
Officially, Stephen Jackson is a Warrior. Realistically, he's a lame duck. He hopes to be a Cav, Mav, Knick, Spur, Rocket or owner of some other NBA identity soon. Very soon. Regardless, his identity crisis promises to bring high drama this season, even if nothing changes for him.
It was the tragedy that stunned Australia a decade ago: 35 innocent men, women and children gunned down by a disturbed young man in the forbiddingly beautiful setting of Port Arthur, an isolated 19th century prison on the island of Tasmania.
There is a tragic and lonely beauty about Port Arthur, the historic tourist area on the southern island of Tasmania that was once Australia's most notorious convict jail and a hellhole for transportees from Britain.
As Category 4 Hurricane Rita headed toward the Gulf Coast, thousands of residents in the greater Houston area jammed highways Thursday only to sit in traffic that moved no faster than a pedestrian's gait.