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In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo provided by Jack Zellweger, a fire rages at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery in El Segundo, Calif. A fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black smoke across neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it. Dozens of firefighters responded late Tuesday to the 1,000-acre refinery just south of Los Angeles, which processes nearly 275,000 gallons of crude per day. (Jack Zellweger via AP)
Crews douse fire at huge oil refinery near Los AngelesA fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black smoke across neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin answering questions about a plan to make changes to the state's struggling public pension system on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Republican state House Speaker Jeff Hoover, left, and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers, right, crafted the proposal with Bevin over many months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red inkKentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo, Todd Curry, vice president of sales at Emerald Windows pets Shelley, a cat adopted through Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT) working cat adoption program, in Philadelphia. The program places cats who have behavioral challenges with non-traditional homes such as factories and stores and their presence have helped control the rodent population on a property. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing miceA shelter in Philadelphia is giving unadoptable cats a second chance, finding them jobs as green pest control at warehouses and factories in the city
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
In this Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 photo, five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders take a knee during the national anthem prior to a college football game against North Greenville, in Kennesaw, Ga. The group of cheerleaders from the college in Georgia say they'll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. (Cory Hancock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop cheerleader protestA powerful state lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, boasting how they pressured a university president after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Coast Guard seeks cause of fire aboard ship in MississippiOfficials are investigating why a U.S. Coast Guard ship briefly caught fire before dawn Wednesday while docked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler speaks at a news conference following a shooting at a business park in the Edgewood area of Harford County, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The gunman killed multiple co-workers and wounded others before fleeing the scene, Gahler said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shootingAuthorities say a gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park, killing three co-workers and wounding two others
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Appeals court finds Bladensburg cross violates ConstitutionA federal appeals court has found that a 40-foot-tall cross on land owned by the state of Maryland violates the U.S. Constitution by endorsing religion
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Maryland sheriff says 3 people killed after shooting at business park, 2 wounded; authorities searching for suspectMaryland sheriff says 3 people killed after shooting at business park, 2 wounded; authorities searching for suspect
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Man gets life term after decade awaiting murder trialA judge has sentenced a man to life in prison after he spent a decade in jail awaiting trial on a murder charge
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Man charged in half sister's death faces new drug countA 19-year-old Ohio man accused of causing the death of his 14-year-old half-sister is facing a new charge on top of his murder indictment
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Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 childrenAuthorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home
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Video of teen girls shouting racial slur under investigationSchool officials in Utah are investigating a video that appears to show five teenage girls shouting an expletive and a racial slur
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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