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Police: 4 die after explosion at UK wastewater plant

Police: 4 die after explosion at UK wastewater plant

LONDON — Four people died following an explosion in a silo that holds treated biosolids at a wastewater treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday.
US service sector growth slows for 2nd straight month

US service sector growth slows for 2nd straight month

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, registered its sixth consecutive month of expansion in November.

Rapper G Herbo charged in fraud plot to buy trips, puppies

BOSTON — The rapper G Herbo, his promoter and others have been charged in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for trips on private jets, exotic car rentals, luxury vacation rentals and designer puppies.
Justices order review of California virus rules for churches

Justices order review of California virus rules for churches

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a lower federal court to reexamine California restrictions on indoor religious services in areas hard hit by the coronavirus in light of the justices' recent ruling in favour of churches and synagogu
William McRaven's next book is called 'The Hero Code'

William McRaven's next book is called 'The Hero Code'

NEW YORK — The retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has a new book coming out. William McRaven's “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived" is scheduled for April.
Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

NEW DELHI — Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future.

Hayes and Trethewey receive Bobbitt poetry awards

NEW YORK — Poets Terrance Hayes and Natasha Trethewey are receiving honours from the Library of Congress.
Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

NEW YORK — The rapper Casanova has surrendered to law enforcement following his indictment in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities said Thursday.
US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates

US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell as the nation celebrated Thanksgiving last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the U.S.
NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday.