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Tornado Sweeps Through Suburban Chicago, Causing Damage

CHICAGO (AP) — A radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. At least five people, including a woman who was listed …

Feds Propose More Safety Valves for Gas Lines

The Obama administration moved Wednesday to significantly expand a requirement for utilities to install inexpensive safety valves on gas lines across the U.S. after deadly fires and explosions going back decades that could have been avoided. The Transportation Department proposal …

Post-Quake Gas Leak Inspections in Bay Area

The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it has received several hundred calls …

New York City Fire Department Plans Improved Gas Leak Response

The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to the March explosion that leveled two …