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Blast hits Southern California refinery

 

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — An explosion occurred Wednesday at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Take a look - Dr. Seuss has a new book

 

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Police: Vegas mom, son searched for vehicle before shooting

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What police first described as a road rage-inspired shooting of an innocent mother of four has morphed into a more complex scenario, prompting tough questions for the Las Vegas family and investigators.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

 

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong'o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called "dark beauty."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

 

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

 

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires — leading some to suggest even tougher requirements that industry representatives say would be prohibitively costly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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At summit, Obama aims to broaden world approach to extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The summit President Barack Obama is convening Wednesday on the threat of violent extremism is not the summit he envisioned.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the rebels reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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