The Times-Picayune and other news outlets are reporting that BP says it has successfully capped the Deepwater Horizon well that has been spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 rig explosion.

Additional tests on the integrity of the well are under way, and it could be hours or days before officials are certain the containment was successful in the long term. To view a live stream of the operation, click here.

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