Ravi Somaiya

The Oil Spill's Gruesome Toll

It's day 46 of the gulf oil spill. As many as 800,000 gallons a day of crude oil are still filling the Gulf of Mexico. And these new, shocking images of oil-drenched birds in Louisiana are likely to characterize the spill for some time.

New BP Oil-Spill Plan in Motion

The first stage of BP's latest effort to quell the torrent of oil billowing into the gulf has succeeded. An undersea robot cut into the pipe, which will have the paradoxical effect of worsening the spill until a cap can, with luck, be placed. The added gallons may be the least of the company's worries.

Steve Jobs's Strange Defense of Foxconn

Thirteen workers have committed suicide, or tried, this year—half of that number in May—at a factory that makes shiny products for Apple. But Apple's CEO/talisman told the All Things Digital Conference that all is well because they have "restaurants and movie theaters and hospitals and swimming pools. For a factory, it's pretty nice."