BP Loses Big in Court, McDonnell's Jurors Say Evidence Was 'Overwhelming,' Questions About de Blasio's Pre-K Program: A.M. Links


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    A federal judge determined that BP was mostly responsible for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The decision could force BP to pay out $20 billion in new damage claims.

  • Jurors in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said their decision wasn't particularly difficult—the evidence against McDonnell and his wife was "overwhelming."
  • A community came together to seek justice for a little boy whose pet chicken was beheaded by a police officer to defend a police officer who beheaded a little boy's pet chicken. The Minnesota boy was not allowed to keep chickens in his home per regulation.
  • For the first time ever, Cosmopolitan's editors will endorse candidates in the midterm elections. I can't think of anything less sexy than that.
  • Comedians pay tribute to comedy legend Joan Rivers, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 81.
  • Federal regulators are working hard to keep some fine cheeses off store shelves, and that stinks.
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is determined to enroll the city's young children in preschool programs, but the initiative is facing criticism.

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