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  • Ohio freight train derails, causing fiery blast

    July 11, 2012 6:19 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning. Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. Wednesday... more »
  • US says too much fluoride causing splotchy teeth

    January 7, 2011 9:40 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are getting too much fluoride, and it's causing splotches on children's teeth and perhaps other, more serious problems. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans Friday to lower the recommended level of fluoride in... more »
  • Lawyer: Unions causing flap over Filipino teachers

    September 21, 2010 9:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attorney for a California company accused unions of igniting the controversy over Filipino teachers recruited to work in East Baton Rouge Parish and other public-school systems. Universal Placement International is appealing a Louisiana Workforce Commission hearing officer's order that it refund $1.8 million in... more »
  • Oil Gobbling Microbes Not Causing "Dead Zones"

    September 7, 2010 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal report says microbes that are gobbling up oil from the BP spill haven't caused problems with oxygen loss in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials say some underwater oxygen levels have fallen by 20 percent, but the levels aren't low enough to create 'dead... more »
  • Tons of Oil-Soaked Debris Causing Some Problems

    August 26, 2010 1:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cleanup of history's worst peacetime oil spill is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked debris that is ending up in local landfills, some of which were already dealing with environmental concerns. The soft, absorbent boom that has played the biggest role in containing the spill... more »
  • Woman Pleads to Causing Crash that Killed Trooper

    May 21, 2010 10:52 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A woman who caused a traffic accident that proved fatal to a state trooper has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic offense. The American Press reports 50-year-old Debra Bourque was fined $100 and court costs and was ordered Thursday to complete a defensive driving course... more »

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