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This photo provided by KQDS_FOX21 in Duluth, Minn., shows personnel outside the Husky Energy oil refinery Thursday morning, April 26, 2018, after a tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at the large refinery in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured. The flame at center right is a normal part of refinery operations. (KQDS_FOX21 via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 4:20 pm
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A small hospital near the site of a refinery explosion in Superior, Wisconsin, is being evacuated as a precaution. Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital-Superior was among...
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April 26, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, blowing past Wall Street expectations. The online retailer's stock, which closed at $1,517.96 on Thursday, soared 6 percent in after-hours trading. The Seattle-based company reported net income of $1.63 billion, or $3...
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This image from video provided by WDIO-TV in Duluth shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday morning, April 26, 2018 in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (WDIO-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 4:03 pm
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke into the air. Authorities said a tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at...
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April 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle. Foxconn...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria shake hands prior to a meeting during the "No money for terror" conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Ministers from more than 70 countries are working on ways to combat financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida at an international conference in Paris, which still bears scars of deadly terrorist attacks in recent years. (Eric Fefergerg/Pool via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — More than 70 countries committed Thursday to bolster efforts in the fight against terrorism financing associated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Participants at an international conference in Paris vowed to improve international coordination and enhance transparency of...
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This April 24, 2018 aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass., which is on track to open in August, a few weeks ahead of schedule. MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said in a Wednesday interview with The Associated Press that August 24 is the new planned opening date for its $960 million downtown resort complex. The company had previously envisioned opening it sometime in September. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Sitting next to Pruitt is Holly Greaves, EPA Chief Financial Officer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 26, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief said "half-truths" and "twisted" allegations were an effort to undermine the...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — More deliveries and higher revenue per package boosted first-quarter profit at UPS, but the company was hampered by rising costs as it upgrades its network to keep up with online shopping. United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that it earned $1.35 billion in the quarter, up 15...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 26, 2018 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and his appearances on Capitol Hill (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt concedes he did have some knowledge of big pay raises awarded to two close aides. At a hearing,...
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A protester wearing a mask with the face of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in between men wearing angry face emoji masks, during a protest against Facebook outside Portcullis in London, Thursday, April 26, 2018, as the Chief Technical Officer of Facebook Mike Schroepfer is due to give evidence on the companies use of data from its customers in front of a Parliamentary Select Committee. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 26, 2018 - 10:49 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. parliament's media committee has criticized Facebook's response to allegations that data from millions of accounts was misused during elections in the United States and Britain as they grilled one of the company's senior executives about the scandal. Committee members didn't...
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