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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.

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. | Video

Health, Mexico 9:17am EDT

Sea urchin haven disturbed by Santa Barbara oil spill

LOS ANGELES - Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California.

Environment 8:08am EDT

On L.A.'s Skid Row, a judge leads pack on run to recovery

LOS ANGELES - The five-mile run at dawn ends on a dystopian stretch, a street in Los Angeles' Skid Row lined with homeless men and women waiting for a free breakfast.

9:49am EDT

Decision reached in Cleveland police officer shooting case

- A judge in Cleveland has reached a verdict in the trial of a police officer accused of the voluntary manslaughter of an unarmed man and woman who were killed after a high-speed car chase in 2012, a court official said on Saturday.

10:03am EDT

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

50 million gallons of water lost after California dam vandalized: newspaper

SAN FRANCISCO - Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday.

2:56am EDT

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.

12:28am EDT

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.

Entertainment 22 May 2015

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

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