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Gas line explosion rattles Washington Parish
A pre-dawn gas line explosion shook residents out of their beds in a rural, wooded area of Washington Parish, briefly knocking out power to thousands of people but not injuring anybody.
2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant
An explosion and fire at a Louisiana chemical plant claimed a second victim Friday as federal authorities were piecing together the cause of the blast that injured dozens more.
1 dead, 73 hurt in La. plant explosion
A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames as high as 200 feet into the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.
Body of 4th drowning victim found off Gulf coast
Beaches in Gulf Shores have reopened under yellow-flag conditions after being closed when four men drowned in dangerous rip currents.
Levees, removable walls proposed to protect NYC
Removable floodwalls would be erected in lower Manhattan, and levees, gates and other defenses would be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan proposed Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to protect New York from storms and the effects of global warming.
What’s the problem with PRISM?
When the federal government went looking for phone numbers tied to terrorists, it grabbed the records of just about everyone in America.
Tropical Storm Andrea bearing down on Fla. coast
The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend.
Holder praises slain black activist Medgar Evers
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday praised slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, saying that the black activist’s vision and leadership helped make it possible for Holder and President Barack Obama to rise to the positions they now hold.
3 arrested after bomb found at south Miss. prison
Three south Mississippi residents have been arrested after authorities found a bomb in a car at a Leakesville state prison.
Most Miss. cities hold mayoral elections Tuesday
Most Mississippi cities will elect mayors Tuesday, choosing people to propose budgets, appoint department heads and make sure that potholes are filled, garbage is collected and clean water is flowing.
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