The disaster killed 11 rig workers and spewed millions of gallons of crude that stained beaches, coated wildlife and polluted marshes.
The country's voters will decide Sunday on whether to accept creditors' conditions in exchange for financial aid.
Some say the current strategy, involving few troops on the ground and using drones to take out one extremist at a time, isn't effective at keeping the United States safe.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubts the Senate will confirm the nominee, and suggests his party would fight Obama administration efforts to fully lift trade and travel restrictions to the communist-led island nation.
The attack on the town of Kukawa came the day after the Islamic extremist group attacked a village and killed another 48 men and boys.
From Seattle to Salt Lake City, the West is baking under record heat, sending people inside looking for relief before the Fourth of July weekend.
Raised from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, or held aloft at a sports event, a piece of cloth can symbolize struggle, heritage and perseverance.
Officials say it's the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25.
Andrew Costello says the incident was frightening and painful, but that he feels fortunate to have survived.
The company said the show and the women who compete in it "are an integral part of American tradition."