1 person killed in plant explosion in Georgia ROCKMART, Ga.— A coroner says a man has died and six others were injured in an explosion at a plant in northwest Georgia. Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier says 25- year-old Justin Deems died in the explosion that occurred at 2:37 a.m. Sunday at JCG Farms, a feed mill related to chicken farming. Rockmart City manager Jeff Ellis told local media that the cause of the...
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Driven by power outages and savings, towns look to microgrid ALBANY, N.Y.— An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid. The decision by Nassau to rely on solar, wind, landfill gas and battery storage by 2020 puts the town of 5,000 near Albany on the leading edge of a national...
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UPDATE 4-Rubio comes under heavy fire at U.S. Republican presidential debate In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...
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Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets NEW YORK Feb 6- The hashtag# RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets. The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize...
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Is organic eating health or hype? Organic food supporters frequently tout its health benefits, while naysayers claim it's little more than a marketing gimmick. Who's right?
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China seeks male teachers to make boys men Worried that a shortage of male teachers is feminizing boys, Chinese educators are reinforcing traditional gender roles and values, the NYT reports.
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UPDATE 12-Taiwan quake kills at least 11, fells apartment block *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 11 people, most in a 17- storey apartment building that collapsed, with at least five people missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell, government officials said. An 18- year old man was found alive and conscious shortly...
| By: Faith Hung and Yimou Lee
UPDATE 10-Taiwan quake kills at least seven, fells apartment block *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday killing at least seven people, most in a 17- storey apartment building that collapsed, with about 35 people still feared trapped there hours into a rescue operation. As a search for survivors in the rubble went on, questions were being raised about the...
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UPDATE 7-Quake fells Taiwan apartment building, at least two dead *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. *Taiwan president rushes to the scene. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake toppled a 17- story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least two people, including a 10- day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue dozens of people feared trapped inside.
| By: Yimou Lee and Pichi Chuang