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.
Endymion crash: What we know Sunday afternoon - The corner of one of New Orleans' largest Mardi Gras parades turned from a scene of joyful festivity to one of mayhem Saturday.