Friday, May 25, 2018
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Exxon Mobil reaches $1.6M oil spill settlement with Montana

billings, mont.

exxon reaches $1.6M oil spill settlement

Exxon Mobil agreed Thursday to pay Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by a pipeline break last summer that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River. Montana Department of Environmental Quality director Richard Opper said the penalty is the largest in the agency's history. Exxon will pay $300,000 in cash and spend $1.3 million on future environmental projects, he said. Exxon also increased by 50 percent Thursday its estimate of how much crude spilled into the river July 1 near Laurel to 1,509 barrels, or more than 63,000 gallons.

nome, alaska

Fuel delivered to iced-in city

A massive effort to pump fuel from a Russian tanker to iced-in Nome is complete, moving more than 1.3 million gallons into the city that faced a shortage after missing its last delivery. The first-of-its-kind endeavor was completed Thursday after a pumping operation that lasted more than 60 hours.

los angeles

Body parts found; police investigating

First there was a head, found inside a plastic grocery bag near a popular hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday. Then Wednesday, one hand was found, then the other. Then two feet. The body parts offered ghastly evidence of a killing that the police said must have occurred in the past few days, and which had 100 officers combing the canyon Thursday for additional parts or clues. Officials said the parts seem to belong to a male age 40 to 60. They're hopeful the victim can be identified through fingerprints.

dublin

2 bombs explode in Northern Ireland

Two bombs planted by Irish Republican Army dissidents detonated Thursday night in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry, but no injuries were reported as police quickly evacuated the area after phoned warnings. IRA splinter groups based in the overwhelmingly Catholic west side of Londonderry have repeatedly targeted local businesses and police stations with homemade bombs. They reject the IRA's 2005 decision to renounce violence and disarm, and insist that Northern Ireland should be ejected from the United Kingdom by force.

Elsewhere

Dimock, Pa.: The EPA said Thursday it will deliver fresh water to four homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential water wells were tainted by a gas driller.

Pakistan: A CIA drone strike in Pakistan's tribal area Jan. 10 killed an al-Qaida operative thought to be planning attacks against the West, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

Seattle: An elite mountain rescue team headed up Washington's Mount Rainier on Thursday to search for four people missing several days in a vicious storm.

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Calvary Christian’s record win streak ends in state final

Calvary Christian’s record win streak ends in state final

FORT MYERS — One of the most impressive streaks in high school baseball came to an end early Friday morning.Calvary Christian lost the Class 4A state championship 5-1 to Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian at Hammond Stadium in a game that ended ...
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Behind the deal: $52 million boutique hotel coming to Ybor City started with cafe con leche at La Tropicana Cafe

Behind the deal: $52 million boutique hotel coming to Ybor City started with cafe con leche at La Tropicana Cafe

TAMPA — Joe Capitano Sr. invested in the 1400 block of E Seventh Avenue in 1985, never doubting the huge potential of the property for Ybor City.But the deal to build a $52 million boutique hotel on the site didn’t start to come together until six ye...
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Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG — Having lost two straight and nine of 12 times overall to the Red Sox, the Rays needed two things to go right Thursday:First, a strong start from Blake Snell.Second, some early runs against Rick Porcello from an offense that had...
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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Home cooking clearly agrees with OF Denard Span. The 34-year-old Tampa product continues to deliver, producing at the plate, running the bases, making diving catches in the outfield, and Thursday, even going over the short sidewall twice in hot pursu...
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Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

TAMPA — This much is clear: The National Football League is focused on getting rid of kneeling players.That was the league's announcement Wednesday in requiring players to stand during the national anthem before games or possibly have their tea...
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Rays once again will ‘open’ with relievers this weekend

Rays once again will ‘open’ with relievers this weekend

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays weren't kidding about being serious that starting relievers gives them the best chance to win.So much so, they plan to do so again this weekend against the Orioles — in all three games. The plan is for Sergio Rom...
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When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

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Deputies: Hours after birth, newborn abandoned in north Tampa

Deputies: Hours after birth, newborn abandoned in north Tampa

TAMPA — An abandoned a newborn baby was found in the University area on Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.A passerby found the baby boy wrapped in a red towel near the intersection of N 18th Street and E 143rd Avenue at ...
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Driver killed after colliding with dump truck in south Hillsborough

Driver killed after colliding with dump truck in south Hillsborough

WIMAUMA — A 30-year-old man died on Thursday after his sedan crashed head-on into a dump truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at about 6 p.m. on U.S. 301 near Lightfood Road.Gerardo Yslas of Immokalee was driving a 2012...
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