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An oil tank burns after an explosion at a tank battery owned by Anadarko near the Grand View Estates neighborhood in Weld County on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Mead, Colo. The fatal oil tank battery fire in northern Colorado appears to be unrelated to a nearby home explosion last month caused by a leaky gas line. (Lewis Geyer/Daily Camera via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 3:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction. The fire flared...
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May 26, 2017 - 12:54 pm
Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon...
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May 26, 2017 - 12:15 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Women at an Ohio hospital system can once again skip the pantyhose while wearing dresses and skirts because a revised dress code was put in place this week. Akron-based Summa Health system notified its 8,000 employees on Wednesday about changes to a dress code that raised the ire...
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This photo combo of file images shows Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge, left, and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. Rutledge was the highest paid CEO in 2016, and Rometty was the highest paid female CEO, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 26, 2017 - 6:40 am
The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's an 8.5 percent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have...
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This photo combo of file images shows Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge, left, and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. Rutledge was the highest paid CEO in 2016, and Rometty was the highest paid female CEO, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 26, 2017 - 6:40 am
The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's an 8.5 percent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have...
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This photo combo of file images shows Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge, left, and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. Rutledge was the highest paid CEO in 2016, and Rometty was the highest paid female CEO, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 26, 2017 - 6:40 am
The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's an 8.5 percent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have...
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Sonja St. John applies varnish on a violin at her workshop in Neenah, Wis., on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her brother, Jon St. John, died in Iraq in 2007 while serving in the military. Among other things, Sonja has found solace in her career, making and restoring violins. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 26, 2017 - 3:14 am
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving...
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FILE - In this 1986 file photo, Sri Lankan government troops perform a drill practice at a camp in Trincomalee, Sir Lanka. In 1983, civil war broke out, with rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (or LTTE, known as Tamil Tigers) fighting government forces for an independent homeland for ethnic Tamils in northern and eastern regions of the island nation. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)
May 26, 2017 - 3:11 am
Sri Lanka's participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations began while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka refused to investigate alleged war crimes by its troops during that conflict, the U.N. continued to deploy thousands of Sri Lankan...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) pose with the the Prince of Wales Trophy after beating the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in the second overtime period during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 26, 2017 - 1:41 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Even as the targets on their back as Stanley Cup champions kept getting bigger. Even as Columbus and Washington and Ottawa kept pushing and prodding, poking and pinching. "Just...
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Republican Greg Gianforte prepares to go onstage at a hotel ballroom to thank supporters after winning Montana's sole congressional seat Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. In his speech, Gianforte apologized for a altercation at his campaign headquarters with a reporter on the eve of the special election. The altercation led to a misdemeanor assault citation. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 26, 2017 - 12:48 am
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Democrat Rob Quist conceded the contest for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House late...
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