The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier. Four other workers were badly burned in the blaze. "The search is suspended pending further developments," the Coast Guard said in a news release Saturday night. The blaze erupted Friday morning while workers were using a torch to cut an oil line on a platform owned by Houston-based Black Elk Energy about 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La. Officials said no oil was leaking from the charred platform.
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Giffords' ex-aide wins House seat
Democrats celebrated a victory Saturday in Gabrielle Giffords' former congressional district in Arizona. The former district director for Giffords, Ron Barber, had enough votes Saturday to win the race for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. Barber won a special election to fill Giffords' seat in June. But Nov. 6, he barely eked out a victory over the Republican candidate, Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel, in an election for a full two-year term.
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China: A Tibetan woman set herself on fire and died in the latest of dozens of protests against Chinese rule over the Himalayan region, the International Campaign for Tibet, a human rights group, said Saturday.
France: Groups opposed to President Francois Hollande's plans to legalize gay marriage and gay adoptions took to the streets Saturday across the country.