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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The findings https://www.ewg.org/research/national-pfas-testing by the...

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON, Jan 17- U.S. refiners are scooping up cheap high-sulfur fuel oil for processing from Russia and the Baltic states as they take advantage of new shipping rules that have cut demand for the dirtier marine fuel, according to oil traders and shipping data. This month, 2.2 million tonnes of fuel oil, largely from Russia and the Baltic states, will arrive in...

  • Jan 11- At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms pushed...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in seven states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least four people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled in Chicago, hundreds more across the Central Plains and Northeast, and thousands were without power in parts of seven states, as a massive winter storm dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan on Saturday. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and between 2- to-5...

  • *People saying they represented law firms showed up uninvited. *Relatives of victims complained of inappropriate approaches. NAIROBI/ ADDIS ABABA, Dec 23- Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya- bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms.

  • CPC: ABOVE-NORMAL SEASONAL TOTAL PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST FOR NORTHERN ROCKIES& GREAT PLAINS, MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY, MIDDLE TO UPPER MISSISSIPPI, MIDWEST, MID-ATLANTIC.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the early release from prison of Bernard Ebbers, the former WorldCom Inc chief executive convicted in one of the country's largest accounting scandals, because of his deteriorating health. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan means he will be freed sooner. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan,...

  • This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers, who's murder case has gone to trial six times.

    Curtis Flowers, who is black, has been in prison for more than 22 years. His case was profiled by the podcast "In the Dark."

  • The company has been trying to cut costs after its profit plunged this fiscal year, hit by a stronger yen and falling sales in China and the United States. "To optimize business performance and competitiveness, Nissan North America will implement two office closure days in the U.S. on January 2 and January 3, 2020," Nissan said in a statement. The closure will affect...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Colorado became on Monday the second state to drop out of an effort by state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion merger with Sprint Corp.. Colorado struck a deal with T-Mobile and Dish Network Corp, which is buying assets divested from the merger. Colorado is the second state to defect from the New York- led lawsuit to stop the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Colorado became on Monday the second state to drop out of an effort by state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion merger with Sprint Corp.. Colorado struck a deal with T-Mobile and Dish Network Corp, which is buying assets divested from the merger. Colorado is the second state to defect from the New York- led lawsuit to stop the...

  • Oct 11- Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,299 confirmed and probable...

  • Oct 10- Deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes rose to 25 across 21 U.S. states, with Utah on Wednesday confirming the state's first death. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware,...

  • Oct 8- Massachusetts state health officials on Monday confirmed one death from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21 across 18 U.S. states. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey,...

  • LONDON, Oct 4- BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley's decade at the helm of one of the world's biggest oil companies almost didn't happen. Dropped into the role in 2010 after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, 11 rig workers had just died and the company's finances were teetering. Dudley had lived in Mississippi in his youth and spent his holidays fishing on the Gulf.

  • Oct 3- Delaware and Alabama state health officials confirmed one death each from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 18 across 15 U.S. states. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed more than 800 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Sept. 24.

  • Oct 1- Nebraska reported one death from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, the state's public health officials said, joining 10 other U.S. states to report fatalities. There have been 12 deaths and 805 confirmed and probable cases so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest data as of Thursday.

  • As of Sept. 24, the confirmed deaths were reported in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Oregon, the CDC said. The House of Representatives began public hearings about the illness this week while Massachusetts imposed a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products, including those used for tobacco and...