Reuters: The worst oil spill in U.S. history hit its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to the tenuous hope that BP's complicated "top kill" operation will plug the gushing well.
CNN: Local teams in Louisiana will start a cleanup Saturday aimed at protecting coastal marshes while BP continues its efforts to stop oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Nola.com: Limits on access to oiled waters, coast frustrates journalists.
New York Times: If all politics is local, then the politics of disaster is personal.
Wall Street Journal: —BP PLC on Saturday continued its struggle to stop the oil gushing from the area where the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, a day after President Barack Obama traveled to Grand Isle to try to reassure residents that the federal government is doing everything it can to protect them.
Fox News: A look at what the president and administration have been doing every day since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, triggering the massive spill.
Part of Las Vegas Strip closed; police in standoff after 1 shot dead and another injured - The standoff began after a shooting was reported Saturday on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.