Fire chief: 3 die, 4 hurt when boiler explodes in St. Louis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and four others injured Monday when an explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet (meters) away in a neighboring laundry business, the fire chief said.

  • Written by JIM SUHR , Associated Press

Interior Department repeals Obama-era rule on coal royalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is scrapping an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Desperate hunt for children in Colombia town where 250 died

MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia.

  • Written by ALBA TOBELLA, Associated Press

Messy web of ties, some to Trump, in Turkish mogul's case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-flying Turkish-Iranian businessman is busted in Miami, accused of laundering money for Iran. Turkey accuses the prominent American prosecutor of ties to a shadowy group it blames for a failed coup attempt. President Donald Trump fires the prosecutor. Then the businessman hires a former New York mayor close to Trump to help him avoid conviction.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press