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Harris County officials said high benzene levels have been detected near the Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. The National Guard has been called in and residents of Deer Park told to stay inside.
A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.
Here's the latest for Thursday March 21st: NZ prepares for emotional Friday prayers, bans military-style firearms; Aid workers reach flooded plains of Mozambique; Brits crash website supporting petition to remain in the EU; Israelis celebrate Purim.
On this day in history Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born.
R. Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform; Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young; Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson welcome daughter.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is immediately banning sales of military style semi-automatic guns like the weapons used in the attacks on Christchurch mosques.
Union members walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is again running for president, addressed strikers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to "remove the stain from its legacy" by honoring a Connecticut woman's request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors.
Virginia Tech Helmet Lab released its youth football-helmet ratings today that can help consumers decide which helmet is more effective in reducing the risk of concussions.
Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Los Angeles vehicle pursuit. TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect did a brief dance before being handcuffed.
Here's the latest for Wednesday, March 20th: Trump said the Mueller report should be released to public; Theresa May hits pause button on Brexit; Mozambique begins days of mourning for Idai victims; Texas homeowner fines 45 rattlesnakes under home.
Crews have extinguished a fire that's burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. The fire sent up a huge plume of smoke but the EPA says air quality remains safe
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the U.K. won't leave European Union with a deal next week and it's time for her country's lawmakers to decide what they want to do about Brexit.
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is blasting President Donald Trump for his criticism of John McCain seven months after the senator's death. He made the remarks on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind radio show hosted by Bill Nigut.
For a third day, President Trump went on the attack against the late Sen. John McCain. Speaking in Ohio, Trump complained he never got a thank you for McCain's funeral. He also took on 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, Michael Dukakis.
A sheriff's deputy was killed in central Washington state and a police officer was shot and wounded after they exchanged gunfire with a road rage driving suspect, authorities said Wednesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed to treat postpartum depression. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics' Zulresso, a physician administered IV drug given over 2 ½ days.
The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases.
With the close of Disney's $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets one analyst believes Disney now has the 'fuel in the engine' to take on Netfilx once it starts its streaming service next year.
As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller's probe has been fair and impartial.
Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity, according to new American Kennel Club data.