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Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

Mar. 18, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles...

The Latest: Pence to survey Nebraska flood damage Tuesday

Mar. 18, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the Midwest. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump requested Pence go Tuesday to the Midwest...

AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

Mar. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised —...

The Latest: Air quality not affected after Texas plant fire

Mar. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Texas petrochemicals plant (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Authorities and the company whose Houston-area petrochemicals terminal continues to burn say reviews of the air quality around the facility show it is not dangerous to individuals. Harris County Judge...

Oklahoma baseball player hurt in Arkansas hit-and-run

Mar. 18, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a college baseball player from Oklahoma was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run crash in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say 20-year-old Joseph Cerda Jr. of San Antonio was hit by a dark-colored car...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. Many homes in a mostly rural area of Missouri's...

French aviation experts see "clear similarities" between Boeing plane crashes by Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air

Mar. 18, 2019 12:07 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French aviation experts see "clear similarities" between Boeing plane crashes by Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air.

MLB's Leroy Stanton, traded with Nolan Ryan, dies in crash

Mar. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man killed in a car crash last week has been identified as a former Major League Baseball player who was a member of the Seattle Mariners during its inaugural season. News outlets report Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says 72-year-old Leroy Stanton was...

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Mar. 18, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood. Heavy...