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First responders stand at the scene of a train derailment involving dozens of rail cars in North Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
October 22, 2017 - 12:54 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Knoxville, sending rail cars carrying shipping containers off the tracks, with some of them plowing into buildings. No one was injured. The News-Sentinel in Knoxville reported police tweeted that 50 cars...
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October 21, 2017 - 6:03 pm
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennae Steinmiller says that emergency responders are also working to contain the spread of oil, which had...
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Thousents protesters wave Catalonia independence flags as they take part at a rally against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 21, 2017 - 5:25 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede...
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Wilma Illanes and her daughter Gabriela Cervantes, 8, pose Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. Illanes and her family had to evacuate from there home as a massive wildfire swept through the area last week. While their home was sparred, Illanes, who is a baby sitter, and her husband, who is a landscaper, were both out of work for a work causing them to seek assistance due to the hardship. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 21, 2017 - 3:48 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety. As the danger drew closer, grape pickers spread word...
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Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, front raw, center, takes part at a march to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 21, 2017 - 3:39 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government's response (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Catalonia's separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government's "attempt...
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October 21, 2017 - 3:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis will begin regulating Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals, a move the city wanted to get done before the 2018 Super Bowl. The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a pair of ordinances requiring those rental hosts to be licensed with the city. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 21, 2017 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they'd never heard from him after losing their loved ones in military service. The suddenly fraught and politically...
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 21, 2017 - 7:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan applauds as attendees to the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner are announced Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 21, 2017 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at the DraftKings daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company's offices in Boston. Michigan state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, is sponsoring legislation to regulate and make legal daily fantasy sports games popularized by sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
October 21, 2017 - 4:10 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends. Bipartisan bills that cleared a Senate committee 7-0 this past week would clarify that playing...
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