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  • Mixed reaction to plan for Western Pa. petrochemical plant

    MONACA (AP) – A proposal by Shell Chemical to build a petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania drew praise from those who say it will boost the region’s economy, and criticism from those who fear it will harm the environment, despite assurances from the state Department of...

    • 4 hours ago
  • Doubts raised about Islamic State’s claim in Texas attack

    PHOENIX – The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

    • 14 hours ago
  • 60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Emergency workers recovered the bodies of 60 people, including nine foreigners, who were killed when Nepal’s earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists.

    • 14 hours ago
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