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2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

Jan. 24, 2020 7:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction...

1984 North Dakota diesel spill cleanup is finally completed

Jan. 24, 2020 2:11 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A massive 1984 diesel spill in Mandan, North Dakota, has finally been cleaned up. State officials said the cleanup at a rail yard in downtown Mandan was complicated because of limited access to the affected area, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Workers collected about 770,000 gallons...

This Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 photo provided by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department shows a moose on railroad tracks in Ludlow, Vt. A moose that was stuck on an active railroad bridge in Vermont was removed and relocated with minimal injuries, according to state fish and wildlife officials. Local game wardens and wildlife biologists, with assistance from the Springfield Fire Department and a crew from the Vermont Rail System, sedated the moose and picked it up with a railroad crane truck. (Warden Kyle Isherwood/Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department  via AP)

Moose stuck on railroad bridge is rescued and relocated

Jan. 23, 2020 4:51 PM EST

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — A moose got stuck on an active railroad bridge in Vermont and was removed and relocated with minimal injuries, state fish and wildlife officials said. State Fish and Wildlife received a report Wednesday morning that a moose was stuck on a bridge near the Ludlow and Cavendish area in...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Hilco Redevelopment aims to move quickly to clean up the 1,300-acre South Philadelphia refinery complex and redevelop it into a mixed-use industrial facility. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Firm to redevelop Philadelphia refinery site after $240M bid

Jan. 22, 2020 9:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A redevelopment firm's $240 million bid won an auction to acquire the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site and has an “aggressive” timeline to clean up and redevelop, city officials said. Hilco Redevelopment Partners agreed to pay the high price to acquire...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, TC Energy's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. The Trump administration is approving a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt would sign the approval for about 45 miles of the line's route Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. It pushes the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction, but it still faces court challenges. The 1,200-mile pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily from western Canada to U.S. refineries. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Jan. 22, 2020 7:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary...

Drowning of worker who fell in vat of acid ruled accidental

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The death of a worker who fell into a chemical vat at an Ohio business was an accidental drowning, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Dana Swisher, 60, of Union, fell into the vat at Techmetals Inc. on Tuesday, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said. District Chief Mike Fasnacht...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 22, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Jan. 22 The (Lake Charles) American Press on Louisiana's public school system: Louisiana's public education system ranked next to the bottom of states in a 2019 ranking of "States with the Best & Worst School Systems" by the financial web site WalletHub....

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, rescue workers in a helicopter search a flooded area after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil. Prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais said Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 they will present charges against mining giant Vale, its German auditor Tuv Sud and 16 individuals in connection with the dam collapse last January that killed more than 200 people. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Brazil prosecutors charge Vale, individuals in dam disaster

Jan. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against mining giant Vale, its German auditor Tuv Sud and 16 individuals alleging intentional homicide and environmental crimes in connection with a mine dam collapse that killed more than 250 people a year ago. Among those charged were...

Washington state bill proposes stricter crane regulations

Jan. 21, 2020 12:48 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers are considering more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes at construction sites. The effort comes in response to an April 2019 crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle, The Seattle Times reported Monday. A state...