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Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

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LOS ANGELES - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.

Quadruple-murder suspect held without bond in Washington

WASHINGTON - A man charged in the deaths of a wealthy Washington businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper was arraigned on Friday and ordered held without bond. | Video

22 May 2015

Missouri governor commutes man's life sentence for drug charge

- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of a man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for a drug possession charge, his office said on Friday.

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U.S. deejay Kasem's widow will not face criminal charges

- The widow of American radio personality Casey Kasem will not face criminal charges in connection with his death, prosecutors said on Friday, despite allegations of abuse from three of his adult children.

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U.S. Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued by local boaters, officials said.

22 May 2015

Probe leaves unanswered questions in deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES - Investigators have not determined why a FedEx truck driver veered across a Northern California highway last year and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a college recruitment trip, killing 10 people, authorities said on Friday.

22 May 2015

Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Nevada on Friday close to the small town of Caliente, northeast of the tourist hub of Las Vegas, and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

22 May 2015

Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in Alaska

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defense system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California.

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Elderly Colorado man deemed incompetent in nursing home killing

DENVER - An 87-year-old Colorado man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease is incompetent and will not face criminal charges for beating to death a fellow dementia patient at a nursing home, prosecutors said on Friday.

22 May 2015

Arizona lawman calls for judge's removal in racial-profiling case

PHOENIX - Lawyers for controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio asked on Friday that a federal judge be removed from overseeing a racial-profiling case against the lawman and his deputies.

22 May 2015

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