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  • Exclusive: Exxon weighs expansion of Beaumont, Texas, refinery - sources

    By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp is weighing a possible multibillion-dollar expansion of its 344,600 barrel-per-day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, refinery that could make it the nation’s largest by 2020, according to sources familiar with the company’s deliberations. The deliberations…

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  • FBI investigates Ford engineer after listening devices found-report

    A 43-year-old former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices, the Detroit News reported on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a search at offices of the No. 2 U.S. automaker on July 11 and…

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  • Tired of Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

    New Website Reveals How to Save $1,000's When You're Living Paycheck to Paycheck. See exactly how.

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  • Moderate quake strikes Alaska coast but little damage seen

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck on the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the state capital city of Juneau but causing little, if any, damage, officials said. "We don't think there is any damage, though it was felt in…

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  • Corinthian faces uphill struggle to sell Everest colleges

    It took a cryptic message on her college login page to alert Stephenie Wickiser to the plight of the company that owns her online university. Corinthian Colleges Inc is the first university operator in the United States to feel the force of a government crackdown on the $28 billion for-profit…

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  • Colorado appeals court denies bid to block gay marriages in Boulder County

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado appeals court on Thursday denied a motion by the state's top lawyer seeking to block a county clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the long-running legal battle is resolved by higher courts. In its ruling, the Colorado Court of Appeals…

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  • Groundwater levels drop in Southwestern U.S. in ongoing drought

    Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast and is costing California billions in lost crops and jobs, a new study shows. The study released Thursday by the University of…

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  • Federal inspector to examine Alaska tour train derailment site

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal inspector has been sent to examine the Alaska site where a tourism train derailed this week, leaving 19 people with minor injuries, a U.S. Transportation Department spokesman said on Thursday. Department spokesman Kevin Thompson said the agency…

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  • Navajo president calls slayings of two Native men a hate crime

    By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - The president of the Navajo Nation condemned the beating deaths of two Native American homeless men in New Mexico as a hate crime, and called on Thursday for a federal investigation into slayings that police have blamed on three teenagers. …

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh-caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift gillnets in the Pacific to protect endangered sea turtles starting on Friday. The closure, to remain in…

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  • Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said on Thursday. …

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  • Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

    An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in…

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  • Storm kills two, injures 31 at Virginia campground

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing two people and injuring 31 as it downed trees and overturned vehicles, officials said. The storm swept across the Chesapeake Bay and slammed into the seaside Cherrystone…

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  • Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle

    Maryland officials are hoping that the prospect of landing a record fish will enlist anglers in the battle against the northern snakehead, a voracious newcomer dubbed "Frankenfish." The invasive snakehead, which can breathe air and travel short distances over land, has spread throughout much of…

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  • California attorney general asks lawyers to help immigrant children

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's attorney general has personally asked several major law firms to provide pro bono services to unaccompanied immigrant children flooding the U.S. border with Mexico, a signal that California views the growing crisis as a humanitarian…

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  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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  • New videos add to scrutiny of N.Y. police use of choke holds

    It is a potentially deadly maneuver that New York police have been banned from using for 21 years, but on Thursday the force confirmed it was probing what seemed to be a second case of an officer using a choke hold within a single week. The investigation of the incident comes just days after…

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  • Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. Universal Knowledge Allah, 37, was also sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit…

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  • Website lets donors pay Detroit residents' overdue water bills

    By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Widespread water shutoffs in Detroit have led to the creation of a website that allows donors to anonymously pay the overdue bills of residents in the bankrupt city, a site organizer said on Thursday. Recent efforts by the cash-strapped municipal water authority…

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  • Mother, daughter die of burns from Philadelphia food truck blast

    A mother and daughter have died from burns they suffered when a propane tank exploded in the family's food truck in Philadelphia earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday. Jaylin Landaverry Galdamez, 17, and her mother, Olga Galdamez, 42, each were burned on more than 50 percent of their…

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  • Suspect in 1992 slaying of Illinois teen arrested in California

    An elderly California man, long suspected in the unsolved killing of a Chicago-area youth 22 years ago, has been arrested in Los Angeles on a murder warrant from Illinois prosecutors, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney said on Thursday. Robert Serritella, 71, is wanted in the…

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  • Notorious drug smuggling ship towed to Seattle for scrapping

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A freighter seized off the coast of Washington state nearly four decades ago in one of the largest marijuana busts in the region's history was moved to Seattle on Thursday and will eventually be scrapped, local officials said. The Helena Star was towed…

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  • New Prostate Supplement Takes CVS by Storm

    Are you sick and tired of frequent bathrooms trips that wake you up at night and dominate your day? There's a new product that helps.

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