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The Associated Press. A containment vessel is lowered into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday at the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig collapse.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Robots position giant box over oil-spewing well

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- Underwater robots positioned a giant 100-ton concrete-and-steel box over a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Friday as workers prepared to drop the device to the seafloor in a first-of-its-kind attempt to stop oil gushing into the sea.


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