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The Carthage Press
Updated at 3:09 PM

A pair of train derailments in 2012 that killed two people in Maryland and triggered a fiery explosion in Ohio exposed a little-known and unsettling truth about railroads in the U.S. and Canada: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down to be used for hauling hazardous chemicals, thousands of tons of freight or myriad other products on almost 170,000 miles of track.

Updated at 3:01 PM

LE BOURGET, France (AP) " The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:

Updated at 2:50 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " High wind is once again threatening to keep space station supplies stuck on Earth.

Updated at 2:42 PM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) " A Chad security official says a triple suicide bombing at a market on an island in Lake Chad has killed at least 27 people and injured 90 others.

Updated at 2:30 PM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) " The Pakistani woman who joined her U.S.-born husband in killing 14 people in a commando-style assault on his co-workers is now at the center of a massive FBI terrorism investigation, yet she remains shrouded in mystery.

Updated at 2:26 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " President Juan Manual Santos says he'll release more details on Saturday about the discovery of a Spanish galleon that was sunk more than 300 years ago with a large cargo of gold and precious stones aboard.

Updated at 2:10 PM

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) " Thirty-three workers were evacuated Saturday from a burning oil platform in the Caspian Sea owned by Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR, the rescue operation headquarters said.

Updated at 2:03 PM

VIENNA (AP) " Vienna police say they have discovered a plantation with more than 700 marijuana plants at a warehouse close to a police dog center.

Updated at 2:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " Chicago police officers who watched one of their own shoot a black teenager 16 times filed reports depicting a version of events that contrasted sharply with what was captured on the dashcam footage that has sparked protests and cost...

Updated at 1:55 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " The head of Russia's consumer protection agency is advising Russians not to travel out of the country over the 10-day New Year's holiday because of an array of health risks.

Updated at 1:35 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " Nigeria's intelligence agency says it has arrested nine alleged Boko Haram extremists plotting attacks on Abuja, the capital, over the festive season.

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