BP will pay $18.7 billion, the largest settlement with a single entity in American history, to settle civil claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Justice Department says. The agreement with the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas also includes settlement of claims made by more than 400 local government entities. The settlement will be paid out over a period of 18 years.
A 15-year-old girl has been arrested by British counter-terrorism police on suspicion of preparation of terrorism, Scotland Yard says in a statement, providing no further details. She remains in custody. [full statement attached]
Security has been increased at the U.S. Capitol complex due to the incident at the Washington Navy Yard, says Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman. "There is no known threat to the Capitol Complex. As a proactive measure related to the Washington Navy Yard incident, enhanced security measures may be visible and observed," she said. [full quote attached]
No injuries have been reported as a result of the ongoing incident at the Washington Navy Yard, where police reported a possible active shooter incident, local CBS affiliate WUSA-9 reports, citing the fire department. There has been no confirmation that an actual shooting occurred.
Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 223,000 in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. [Full report attached]
BNO News is continuing to monitor reports about an incident at the Washington Navy Yard. U.S. Parks Police said officers were responding to reports of an active shooter, but ABC News cites a defense official as saying that the incident is result of a "suspicious person." Local TV channel WUSA-9, meanwhile, cited sources as saying that there were two shooters, one a black male and the other a white male, but those claims have not been confirmed. The U.S. Navy has only said the Navy Yard is on lockdown, adding that "no incident can be confirmed as of yet." There have been no reports of casualties as of 8:30 a.m. ET.
Authorities are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., though there has been no word on whether shots were actually fired. "Navy Yard on lockdown/shelter in place. No incident can be confirmed as of yet," the U.S. Navy said on its Twitter account.
The number of Britons confirmed to have been killed in last week's attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has risen to 30. "We now have all 30 British victims positively identified and we can say with a high degree of confidence that is now the final death toll of British nationals killed in this incident," UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. All victims have now been identified. [full statement attached]
The number of dead after a passenger ferry capsized off the coast of Leyte in the central Philippines has risen to at least 38 after two more bodies were recovered, the Red Cross reports. Meanwhile, the number of people unaccounted-for was increased from 20 to 33 after an engineer reported that the ship was carrying 173 passengers and 16 crew members.