New York steam pipe explosion creates urban geyser; no injuries

New York steam pipe explosion creates urban geyser; no injuriesA subterranean steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York created an urban geyser that snarled traffic during the city's morning rush hour, but caused no injuries, authorities said. "Right now, we are telling people to shelter in place," said New York Fire Department spokeswoman Clare Bourke. Two subway lines were bypassing a stop at 23rd Street more than two hours after the blast due to street closures, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.



At least four injured in explosion at Pennsylvania army facility

At least four injured in explosion at Pennsylvania army facilityAt least two people were airlifted to burn units at local hospitals after the blast at Letterkenny Army Depot, which is southwest of Harrisburg, Franklin County Emergency Services Coordinator Bryan Stevenson said by telephone. A resulting fire was quickly brought under control, Stevenson said.



Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug pricesWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward "substantially" cutting prescription-drug prices.



Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire

Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfireBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central Oregon on Thursday, a day after it killed a tractor operator who was trying to clear brush. More than 900 households in Sherman and Wasco counties have been told to evacuate immediately or to be ready to leave as the so-called Substation Fire grew 40 percent to 50,000 acres (20,200 hectares) on Wednesday, fire officials said on Facebook. A Red Flag warning from the National Weather Service was in effect for the area on Thursday because of forecast winds of up to 30 miles (48 km) per hour and humidity in the teens.



Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYsBy Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony. The honorees smiled, held hands and exchanged hugs as they filled the stage at the glitzy event attended by top athletes and celebrities in downtown Los Angeles. "It is a privilege to stand up here today with my sister survivors as we represent hundreds more who are not with us tonight," said gymnast Sarah Klein, the first known victim of Nassar.





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