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$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers....

California police chief, feds in immigration probe spat
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California police chief and a mayor accused federal agents Thursday of duping local officers assisting in the takedown of suspected members of a notorious El Salvador-based gang into helping make immigration arrests....

NAFTA in Trump era is focus at US-Mexico trade forum
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act - which he has labeled the worst deal in U.S. history....

Residents return after flooding to access damage in San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Gloria Najar said it felt like an "apocalypse" when she returned home after being evacuated in a flood that sent waist-high water into homes and streets in San Jose....

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition....

Protesters cleared from Dakota Access oil pipeline camp
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave....

San Francisco firefighters rescue precariously perched pooch
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It took 16 firefighters to rescue a precariously perched pooch that had wandered off the side of a bluff at a popular San Francisco oceanside park....

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder....

Older refugee students seek seats at mainstream high schools
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- The student handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy....

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