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  • Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest, cause 1 death

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, …


  • Man arrested after death of monkey at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested one of two men who they believe broke into an Idaho zoo the night a monkey there died from blunt-force trauma, but questions …


  • Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, …


  • Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death. …


  • Police make arrest after monkey dies at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened …


  • 2 workers shoulder blame for 2010 BP oil disaster

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The manslaughter charges brought against two relatively low-ranking BP rig workers in the deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster may be as far as federal prosecutors are …


  • Violent dolphin deaths a mystery for scientists

    ALONG THE GULF COAST (AP) — Dolphins are washing ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked off fins and federal officials are looking into …


  • Parade where vets killed used route for 3 years

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Organizers of a parade in West Texas in which four U.S. military veterans were killed when a train plowed into a truck had been using the …


  • Co. looks for worker after oil rig fire in Gulf

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its …


  • Company continues search; 1 hospitalized man fair

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As crews searched Sunday for a worker still missing after an oil platform explosion and fire, doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze …


  • Correction: Gulf Rig Fire story

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously described the Bureau of Safety and Environmental …


  • 6 injured as police helicopters collide in LA area

    ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a collision involving two police helicopters in the Los Angeles area that left five officers and a civilian with minor injuries. Investigators …


  • Coast Guard: Body found near burned Gulf oil rig

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site …


  • UMaine: 3 plane crash victims were frat brothers

    OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) — A small plane that spiraled downward and burst into flames after striking a pickup truck shortly before takeoff was carrying two University of Maine students …


  • Coast Guard ends search for 2 after oil rig fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf …


  • Officials: Vets’ float crossed track after signals

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, …


  • Monkey dies from blow to head after zoo break-in

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck and police were analyzing blood …


  • NTSB: Signals activated before float on tracks

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing in West Texas were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that …


  • West Texas town begins recovery after train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Two days after a train suddenly plowed into a parade float, killing four war veterans, the city of Midland, investigators and the victims’ families began what …


  • Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two oil workers remained lost at sea Saturday, a day after a torch being used to cut an oil pipe ignited a blaze that severely burned …


  • War-time instinct takes over in Texas train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float carrying his fellow war veterans, Sudip Bose went to work. A front-line physician …


  • Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • Coast Guard searches for 2 after Gulf rig fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The eruption of a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico — which left two workers missing and four others badly burned — …


  • New Mexico coyote hunting contest sparks protests

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The terms of the competition are simple: Hunters in New Mexico have two days this weekend to shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can, …


  • 2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard was searching late Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an …


  • Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • Tragedy ends Texas parade honoring war heroes

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Cheered by a flag-waving crowd, the parade float carrying wounded military veterans was inching across the railroad tracks when the crossing gates started coming down. And …


  • Gulf rig fire leaves 4 workers critical, 2 missing

    VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with critical burns …


  • Gulf rig fire leaves 4 hurt, 2 missing; no leak

    VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with burns and …


  • Fire out at Gulf oil rig; 4 hurt, 2 may be missing

    VENICE, La. (AP) — An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials …


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