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Natural Gas Plant Explosions Cause Major Fire in Texas

Multiple explosions at a Texas natural-gas plant operated by Enterprise Products Partners caused a fire that can be seen from dozens of miles away, local TV station KHOU-TV reported Tuesday. The plant is in Mont Belvieu, about 35 miles east of Houston. No injury reports have been released.

Massive Fireball Destroys 53 Homes in San Bruno, Calif.

An explosion and fireball rocked San Bruno, Ca, destroying 53 homes and killing at least one person. Fire shot hundreds of feet into the air at 6.15pm local time Thursday, KTVU reported. More than 20 people were taken to hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

Legal Briefing: BP's Partners Will Negotiate on Oil Spill Bills

Mitsui Offshore Exploration and Anadarko Petroleum, BP's partners in the Deepwater Horizon well, now refuse to share in the liability for the Gulf oil spill, saying BP's gross negligence frees them from liability. But before the issue goes to arbitration, they're going to try to talk it out.

Legal Briefing: House Acts to Aid BP's Widows and Orphans

The House of Representatives has passed the "SPILL Act," which -- if also passed by the Senate -- will allow families of men killed in the Deepwater Horizon accident to sue BP for normal damages. Under current maritime law, BP might get away with payments as low as $1,000 per death.