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OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.The gas has been shut off, but people ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China has banned petitioners from taking their grievances directly to higher levels of government without first going through local authorities, state media reported on Thursday, in the latest effort to streamline its chaotic petiti ...more

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."By ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.A spokeswoman for the "Tron: Legacy" actress confirms the couple welcomed son Otis Alexander on Sunday.Wilde posted a message on Twitter Wednesday with a photo of her cuddl ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.The r ...more

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By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Student leaders at the University of Utah, the flagship public campus in the conservative state, are pressing to change the school's century-old fight song "Utah Man," saying it needs to be more i ...more

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.The U.N. has said ...more

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By Teresa Carson EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Lawyers for four same-sex couples challenging Oregon's prohibition on gay marriage appeared before a federal judge on Wednesday to argue their case, even as the state declined to defend the ban. ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.The decision by the state's highest court was the la ...more

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.The 22-time Olympic medalist tried golf and high-stakes poker in a quest ...more