Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable

Less than 20 percent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-liter) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fire blocks lone exit to Malaysian school dormitory; 23 dead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's largest city early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit "shouldn't have been there."

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  • Written by By EILEEN NG , Associated Press

New details deepen mystery of US diplomats' illness in Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting straight through his room.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Trump says GOP leaders 'on board' in immigration talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was "fairly close" to a deal with congressional leaders to preserve protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living illegally in America and declared that Republican leaders were "very much on board."

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

House backs $1.2T spending bill with more money for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press