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A North Texas man and his family fear the worst after an explosion destroyed the chemical plant where he worked Thursday morning.
Dylan Mitchell, 27, is believed to have been inside the Tri-Chem Industries Plant, located along Texas 171 in the town of Cresson about 20 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Thursday when something sparked a fire and explosion that consumed the building.
Mitchell has been missing since the fire was first reported; two of his coworkers were found and have been hospitalized with injuries.
Munilla Construction Management, who built the bridge that collapsed in Miami and killed several people, said via a recording on its company voicemail that it “will conduct a full investigation and...
The FDA announced it plans to lower the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes, with the goal of making them not addictive.
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General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami.
The lawsuits cite company documents obtained through previous legal actions against other automakers over faulty Takata inflators. The plaintiffs allege that automakers were informed of inflator defects during tests but delayed taking action. Allegations against GM are among the most serious. Takata documents showed that GM employees expressed concerns about inflators rupturing as early as 2003.
GM on Wednesday called the lawsuit "baseless and without merit" and said it misstates "a host of material facts." The company said it would defend itself vigorously. Mercedes-Benz called the allegations unfounded, and Fiat Chrysler declined comment, saying it had not been served with a copy.
Some of the earliest images of the scene of a deadly bridge collapse in Miami were those posted on social media by witnesses
Students at Granada Hills High School in Los Angeles spell out "ENOUGH' in a call for action against gun violence. The walkout was during a day of mass protests at schools across the United States Wednesday...
Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are the first identical twin astronauts and allowed NASA to study the effects of prolonged space travel on the human body. Scott Kelly spent over a year in space and...
After the prosecutor's opening statement, a man who was once a Camp Pendleton-based U.S. Marine changed his plea and acknowledged killing an Army reservist in a California motel in 2012 -- a brutal attack in which the victim was stabbed 44 times and shot twice.
Defendant Kevin Coset, who represented himself in court, agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to murder and allegations that he used a gun and a knife to kill Alvin Bulaoro, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Prosecutors agreed to drop a special circumstance allegation, which could have sent Coset to prison for life without parole.
Riders were left stranded on the top of a rollercoaster ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio for about 45 minutes on Tuesday, KXAN reported. Six Flags said a safety sensor prompted the coaster...
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Two children were reported missing and believed to be in danger Wednesday night after authorities said they were taken by their father, who is a person of interest in the shooting death of their mother.
Illinois State Police issued an Amber Alert at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday at the request of the Markham Police Department, ISP said.
Lynn Roby, a 3-year-old boy, and Jordyn Washington, a 2-year-old girl, were taken by their father Lynn Washington around 2 p.m. from the area of 65 E. 156th St. in suburban Harvey, officials said.
Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump didn’t always see eye to eye through the ex-secretary of state's tenure.
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President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States has a trade deficit with Canada, following news reports that he claimed at a fundraiser about talking trade with the country's prime minister without knowing all the facts.
Trump says on Twitter Thursday: "We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of Canada, a very good guy, doesn't like saying that Canada has a Surplus vs. the U.S.(negotiating), but they do...they almost all do...and that's how I know!"
Trump, who routinely inflates trade deficits, has previously complained about a trade deficit with Canada even though the U.S. runs an overall surplus with that country — when the value of services is included in the calculation.
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The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe.
Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country.
House Speaker Paul Ryan privately warned his ranks that the election, still officially undecided, should serve as a "wake-up call" as the party tries to defend its majorities in Congress this fall. Democrats boasted optimistically of an impending wave, and produced a new list of races that suddenly seemed within reach.
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New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.
Attorney Jill A. Martin signed the documents, which were filed Feb. 22 as part of confidential arbitration proceedings. She's referenced in the filing as counsel for "EC LLC," though the address she lists is that of Trump's Los Angeles golf club.
EC appears to be a reference to a company formed by Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to facilitate a $130,000 payment to silence Daniels in the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen has acknowledged making the payment, but said he was not reimbursed and denied the campaign and the Trump Organization were involved in the transaction.
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The board of trustees at a prominent Lutheran seminary in Pennsylvania has voted to fire the school's president after it was revealed she worked for a group that promoted "conversion therapy."
United Lutheran Seminary said in a letter posted to its website Wednesday it had fired the Rev. Theresa Latini.
In the letter, the board says Latini's "ongoing tenure would present a significant obstacle to moving forward."
Bishop James Dunlop, of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will serve as acting president.