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Part of Beirut’s Giant Silos Collapses, 2 Years After Blast

BEIRUT (AP) — A large block of Beirut’s giant port grain silos, shredded by a massive explosion two years ago, collapsed on Thursday as hundreds marched in the Lebanese capital to mark the second anniversary of the blast that killed …

Foundation: $250M Lawsuit Filed over Beirut Blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Families of some of the victims of Beirut’s deadly port blast have filed a $250 million lawsuit against an American-Norwegian firm suspected of involvement in bringing the explosive material to the port, a Swiss foundation announced Wednesday. …

S.C. Supreme Ct. Reverses, Finds Insurers Owe Coverage for Pollution

The carriers that insured a Charleston fertilizer plant more than 30 years ago are liable for contamination at the site even though the former property owner who bought the policies did not ask their permission to transfer its right to …

Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Michigan Farm’s Beef

Beef produced at a small Michigan farm was found to contain toxic “forever chemicals” after the cattle were fed crops grown with fertilizer made from contaminated wastewater biosolids, state officials said Friday. A consumption advisory issued by state agencies stopped …

Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation of Iowa Town; 2nd Crash in Minn. Under Investigation

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Thick black smoke billowed into the air Sunday after a train derailed in northwest Iowa, prompting authorities to evacuate part of a small, nearby town. It was the second derailment involving a Union Pacific train last …

Thanks to Drones, French Wine Tastes Better

The sun is shining over a vineyard in the Fronton region of southwestern France, where wine-growing began in Roman times. The only sound is the buzzing of a distant tractor. That’s about to be disrupted by a flying robot. Nikola …