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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.
The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case. Swiss authorities said Thursday that the US embassy in Bern had sent an extradition request the day before. The seven were detained in a dawn raid on a Zurich hotel on May 27 as the FIFA congress was about to start.