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Pipeline spews crude in California but none reaches beach

VENTURA, Calif. – An underground pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of crude oil Thursday near the Southern California coast but the foul-smelling goo was contained in a lengthy stretch of ravine and never reached nearby beaches.About 29,000 gallons of oil spilled and flowed at least…

Police: Pair arrested in cookout ambush that killed 6

PITTSBURGH – Two men ambushed a backyard cookout near Pittsburgh, killing a pregnant woman, her 8-month-old fetus and four other adults, because they wanted retribution for the 2013 slaying of a friend, authorities said.Cheron Shelton, 29, and Robert Thomas, 27, have each been charged with…

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Led Zeppelin rocks copyright case over ‘Stairway’

LOS ANGELES – Music spoke louder than words of witnesses for a jury Thursday that decided Led Zeppelin did not lift a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the introduction to its classic rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven.”The panel had heard the faded memories…

On Broadway, more shows bring the curtain down; 1 moving

NEW YORK – The post-Tony Awards audits are in full swing on Broadway, with two shows on Thursday setting closing dates and one new one moving addresses.Producers of “An American in Paris,” the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film choreographed by Gene Kelly,…

Bergevin insists he’s not shopping Subban

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin wouldn’t go as far to say never, but insisted that his team is not shopping P.K. Subban.Speaking after the GM meetings on Thursday, which precede the NHL draft in Buffalo, Bergevin sought to quiet speculation about…

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B.C. mine at site of disaster allowed to reopen

VICTORIA – A gold and copper mine in British Columbia’s Interior is reopening nearly two years after its tailings pond collapsed, setting off an environmental disaster.In August 2014, a massive breach at the Mount Polley Mine site sent 24 million cubic meters of waste and…

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Argentina calls for Falklands negotiations, Britain says no

Recovering sovereignty of the Falkland Islands remains a “permanent and unrelinquished” objective of the Argentine people, the country’s foreign minister said Thursday, calling for negotiations over the dispute over the wind-swept archipelago to be resolved through negotiations.Britain, meanwhile, rejected any discussion over sovereignty despite a…