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Louisiana gas explosion

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3 dead after Louisiana gas plant explosion

An explosion rippled through a natural gas facility Thursday in south Louisiana, killing three people and sparking a fire that was still burning more than six hours later, authorities said.

Spencer Stone

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Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in Sacramento

Just weeks ago, U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was tending to stab wounds after famously helping thwart a gun attack on a European train, feted internationally as a hero.

On Thursday he was in serious condition at a California hospital, having be...

McCarthy leaves after stepping out of Speaker race

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Conservatives celebrate Kevin McCarthy shocker

House conservatives have chafed under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team since the GOP took over the majority in 2011. Now, they have their double revenge.

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AT&T turns on Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone users

If you're an AT&T customer with an iPhone 6 or newer -- you can now make calls over Wi-Fi.

Life ring from El Faro found


El Faro had leaks, other issues, ex-crew members say

Three former crew members of El Faro, a ship that apparently sank during Hurricane Joaquin, told CNN the ship had structural problems and questioned whether it should have sailed with a major storm in the region.

The 40-year-old cargo ship never made ...

Death penalty lethal injection


Oklahoma delays further executions

Oklahoma will delay any further executions as officials investigate how the wrong drug may have been used in the execution of Charles Warner back in January.

In a statement Thursday, Gov. Mary Fallin said the mix-up came to light after state officials...

Kevin McCarthy Boehner in background

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Kevin McCarthy drops out of speaker race

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos.

The move came without warning as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select thei...

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2015 Nobel Prize winners

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Winners will be announced all week for the Nobel Prize for achievements in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace. Here are some of the winners that have been announced.

On this day: October 8

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Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

Timeline: El Faro sinking

Life ring from El Faro found


The captain of the missing container ship El Faro is capable and experienced, a friend says, and likely believed he had a good plan to avoid Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic when he and 32 other crew members departed Florida for Puerto Rico last week. Take a look at details of El Faro's sinking.

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