WATERTOWN, Wis.Crews worked Monday to clear freight cars from rail tracks and contain spilled crude oil and chemicals after two trains derailed in Wisconsin about 200 miles apart over the weekend.
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FORT WORTH, Tex.—Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.
Until Texas fall favourite Jimmie Johnson came charging after the final restart.
MIAMI—The jerseys that the Miami Heat are wearing this week have a military theme and say “Home Strong” on the chest—a nod to the name of the program the team founded to honour soldiers at every game.
For the next few days, those words may as well be a mantra for the Heat.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA’s Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.
Scientists reported yesterday that even today, the solar wind is stripping away about 100 grams of atmospheric gas every second.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science yesterday unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.
Scientists had cut open the giant plaster jacket that protected the skull as it was airlifted out of the desert badlands of northwestern New Mexico and trucked to the museum.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Miami Heat were pummelling the young Minnesota Timberwolves into submission, but couldn’t quite get the knockout punch they were looking for.
Dwyane Wade delivered it. In a flash.
Wade showed no ill effects from a migraine headache two days ago, scoring 25 points to lead the Heat to a 96-84 victory last night.
CINCINNATI—Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn’t even wait for the first question.
“A little different from last year, huh?” he said, his eyes widening.
Different in every way—not only the Bengals’ quarterback but for his still unbeaten team, too.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Twister, the parlour game once too hot for the Sears catalogue but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super Soaker ‚Äî think squirt gun on steroids.
IOWA CITY, Iowa Kraft Heinz is closing is closing a plant in Canada and six others in the United States over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, the newly merged food company announced Wednesday.
The Canadian plant being closed is in St. Marys, a small town in southwestern Ontario.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Cam Newton tries to distract Graham Gano in practice sometimes—walking over to the veteran kicker and whispering in his ear, “Just a little bit of pressure.”
Gano answered that pressure on a rainy Monday night.