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  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:33 P.M.

    NJ train derailment tips tankers, sickens dozens

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A freight train derailed Friday on a railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling tanker cars partially into a creek and causing a leak of …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    71 treated after gas leak from derailed NJ train

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A hospital says 71 people came in complaining of breathing problems, burning eyes or scratchy throats after a southern New Jersey train derailment released a hazardous …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 10:46 A.M.

    Derailment in NJ sends chemical tankers into creek

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A freight train derailed Friday on an old southern New Jersey railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling two tanker cars partially into a creek …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 8:33 A.M.

    Tanker derailment in NJ blamed on bridge failure

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A freight train derailed Friday on an old-style swing bridge that apparently buckled, three years after a similar failure, toppling at least two tanker cars into …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 3:57 A.M.

    Lindsay Lohan arrested on assault charge in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday after police said she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub. The “Mean Girls” and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    3 BP employees arraigned on Gulf oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the company’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 11:43 A.M.

    3 BP employees in court on oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 7:11 A.M.

    BP suspended from new US gov’t contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP on Wednesday, citing the company’s “lack of business integrity” and criminal …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 7:04 A.M.

    Charged exec cooperating in W.Va. mine blast probe

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men widened their net Wednesday, filing criminal charges against a longtime Massey Energy executive who …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 1:58 A.M.

    3 BP employees to be arraigned in oil spill probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on criminal charges stemming from the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 1:07 P.M.

    Motorcycle deaths, injuries cost $16 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012, 11:12 A.M.

    Utility worker pierced pipe before Mass. gas blast

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A natural gas explosion that injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district was blamed Sunday on a utility worker who accidentally punctured …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012, 10:55 A.M.

    Utility worker punctured pipe in Mass. gas blast

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A utility worker responding to reports of a gas leak in western Massachusetts punctured a pipe that led to a massive explosion that injured 18 people …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 8:14 P.M.

    Fire breaks out at State Dept., 3 seriously hurt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a fire broke out at the State Department headquarters in Washington, seriously injuring three maintenance workers. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Lon Walls said the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 7:44 P.M.

    Foggy crash a tragedy for Houston-area family

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday’s massive interstate wreck in Texas say this year was the family’s first Thanksgiving apart. Authorities are investigating …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    Wreck victims on family’s 1st Thanksgiving apart

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday’s massive interstate wreck in Texas say this year was the family’s first Thanksgiving apart. Authorities are investigating …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 12:16 P.M.

    Investigation ongoing in huge Texas highway wreck

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Southeast Texas continue to investigate a 100-vehicle highway pileup that killed two people. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Chuck Havard tells KFDM-TV that …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 12:44 A.M.

    Calif.-Vegas party train could hit tracks in 2013

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As if a weekend in Las Vegas isn’t wild enough for Southern Californians, a Nevada entrepreneur is about to add five more hours of party to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 6:23 P.M.

    2 killed, dozens injured in massive Texas pileup

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and more than 80 people were hurt Thursday when at least 140 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 12:13 P.M.

    Massive pileup shuts I-10 in Texas; 2 dead

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and more than 80 people were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 1:22 A.M.

    Official: Man killed zoo monkey during theft try

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:38 P.M.

    Prosecutor: Theft was motive in monkey killing

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday that the man accused of killing a monkey at Boise’s zoo hoped to steal the animal before he was bitten and clubbed it …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:53 A.M.

    Father defends suspect in Idaho monkey death

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a 22-year-old man accused of killing a monkey after breaking into an Idaho zoo said he believes the tragedy was a drunken prank …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 2:44 P.M.

    Army veteran drove float in Texas parade crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The driver of a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses that was struck by a freight train in West Texas is an Army …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 2:31 P.M.

    Suspect’s family has questions in monkey killing

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into the Boise zoo has encountered run-ins with the law in the last three years …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 11:56 A.M.

    Idaho man suspected of monkey killing to be moved

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man suspected of killing a monkey at the Boise zoo is scheduled to be moved to a jail in Idaho’s capital. The Ada County …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 10:28 A.M.

    3 men get prison in failed Ohio bridge bomb plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Three men were sentenced Tuesday to years in prison after admitting to taking part in an unsuccessful plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio with …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 10:10 A.M.

    Driver in Texas parade crash is an Army veteran

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving a parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 8:11 A.M.

    Attorney: Driver in Texas parade crash ‘in shock’

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving a parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 7:10 A.M.

    Man gets prison for failed Ohio bridge bomb plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The alleged ringleader of an unsuccessful plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison. Douglas Wright …


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