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Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON — Crews have extinguished a fire that's burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. International Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday.
UK's May prepares to ask EU for short Brexit delay

UK's May prepares to ask EU for short Brexit delay

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to ask the European Union on Wednesday for a delay to the country's divorce from the bloc, due to take place in nine days. But the EU warned it could keep Britain waiting for an answer.

UK police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

LONDON — Fugitive diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, who is wanted over his alleged involvement in a $2 billion banking fraud, has been arrested in London at the request of Indian authorities.

Egyptian author concerned about lawsuit reports against him

CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian novelist is concerned about a possible lawsuit against him after a Cairo lawyer filed a complaint accusing him of "insulting the president, the armed forces and judicial institutions.

Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured

ANKARA, Turkey — A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said. At least three people sustained minor injuries but there were no reports of any deaths.

Georgia city fires judge over bullying allegations

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — The recently formed city of South Fulton, Georgia, has fired its first municipal judge over allegations that she bullied workers and approved filming a reality TV show in her courtroom.
Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration.
Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney is closing its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year.
Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

NEW YORK — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe.
Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horri
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