BP is to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to US authorities to settle claims relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 . It is the largest fine in US history.
Two BP supervisors will also face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 11 workers.
ITV News' Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.
More top news
Rain in places tonight. Turning windy overnight.
Jon Platt's conviction brings to an end a legal battle over unauthorised term-time absences that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Five people, including three children, have been electrocuted in a pool at a water park in Turkey, it has been reported.