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Expected costs from a massive gas leak near Porter Ranch in Southern California have ballooned to $665 million, according to the energy company.
Sempra Energy released the estimate in an earnings report Wednesday.
Southern California Gas Co., which is owned by Sempra, had estimated costs of $250 million to $300 million. That figure did not include potential costs from dozens of lawsuits or regulatory fines.
The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months temporarily uprooted 8,000 households.
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As the investigation into the slaying of Missy Bevers continues, her husband continues to cooperate with police and says he's found peace and strength by leaning on God.
Missy Bevers was found dead inside the Creekside Church in Midlothian, Texas, on April 18, where she was set to teach a Camp Gladiator fitness class.
After another meeting with police Wednesday morning, her husband, Brandon Bevers, talked with the media about the latest developments in the case and how he is coping with the loss of his wife.
"If it wasn't for leaning on God as heavily as I am right now, OK, there is no way — I would be melted into this asphalt," he said. "There is no way the Brandon Bevers before this would be standing here today without me leaning on God. His word, His direction, like, I find peace in it. It's very comforting. I obtain wisdom from it."
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Takata has agreed to recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history.
The recall expansion would bring to as many as 69 million the total number of inflators to be replaced, a task that will take until the end of 2019 to complete, according to a statement Wednesday from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Takata air bag inflators can explode with too much force and injure people. So far, at least 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries have been reported worldwide.
A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said.
An investigation indicated the man sprayed a mixture of hand sanitizer, water and mouse poison on produce and open food bars at three Ann Arbor stores within the last couple of weeks, the FBI announced Tuesday. He also visited other stores in Ann Arbor and several other Michigan cities, the state said.
"The investigation is ongoing in order to determine if any other stores were victimized by the suspect," the FBI said in a statement.
The FBI has not released the man's identity.
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A man recently fired from a Houston-area transportation center returned to his former workplace Wednesday morning with a gun, fatally shooting one co-worker and injuring another before taking his own life, police said.
Officials said the employee had been let go two weeks ago but returned to Knight Transportation's Katy Service Center, on 20431 Franz Road, shortly before 9 a.m. with two guns — a shotgun and a pistol — and opened fire with the shotgun, killing one person and injuring another.
The shooter, who has not yet been identified, then committed suicide, officials said.
Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.
Trump's victory in Indiana Tuesday and Ted Cruz's abrupt decision to drop out resolved the Republican nominee for 2016, but it still left the party in a deep state of uncertainty. Some Republican leaders remain acutely wary of the bombastic billionaire and have insisted they could never support him, even in a faceoff against Clinton.
A woman accused of driving her car into Oklahoma State's homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.
Adacia Chambers entered her plea Wednesday in Payne County District Court after previously waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.
The 25-year-old Chambers is charged with four counts of second-degree murder and more than 40 counts of assault and battery for the Oct. 24 crash.
Prosecutors say Chambers intentionally drove her car around a barricade and into spectators at the parade. Her attorney, Tony Coleman, says his client is mentally ill.
China urged people in the United States to take a rational and objective view of the relationship between the two countries, as Republican front-runner Donald Trump all but-clinched the party's presidential nomination on Tuesday, NBC News reported. Over the course of his campaign, Trump has repeatedly attacked China, saying its trade policies are "killing" America, its currency devaluations will "suck the blood out" of the United States and this week accused the country of "raping" the States. Though China's state media has largely avoided responding to Trump's attacks, it seems the rest of the country may have missed the memo. The South China Morning Post referred to Trump Wednesday as a "brash man with no political experience" while the Global Times called him a "rich narcissist" and a "racist." The criticism is unlikely to dent Trump's celebrity status in China or deter the legions of fans on social media.
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The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting the transplant.
Charla Nash said doctors have decided to end an experimental drug treatment and put her back on her original medication in the hopes of reversing the rejection.
Nash had been taking part in a military-funded experiment in which doctors at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital tried to wean her off the anti-rejection drugs she had been taking since the 2011 operation.
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Kenyan police said Wednesday they have foiled a "large-scale" biological attack using anthrax by an ISIS-linked terror group, NBC News reported.
Mohammed Abdi Ali, an intern at a hospital in the south of the country, is accused of radicalizing and recruiting university students and other young people into "terrorism networks," Kenya's National Police Service said in a statement.
Ali was arrested under the country's terror laws in connection with the alleged plan, the statement said.
Police added that Ali's wife, Nuseiba Mohammed Haji — a student at Uganda's Kampala International University — and her alleged "accomplice," Fatuma Mohammed Hanshi, were also arrested in Uganda.
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There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Tuesday night's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing will grow to $138 million.
One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in New York and Washington state, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. Both tickets are worth $1 million.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 28, 29, 33, 36, 45 and the Mega number was 15. The estimated jackpot was $128 million.
The drawing was the 15th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.
More than 120 children may have received too much laughing gas during recent procedures at a University of Iowa clinic, the school said Monday.
Patients who received treatment at the school's pediatric dentistry clinic in Iowa City between March 1 and April 20 have an "extremely small risk" of suffering any long-term health effects, the school said.
Associate dean for patient care Michael Kanellis said the university is unaware of what any long-term effects would be but wanted to be "very cautious and proactive" in the interest of patient safety. To that end, the dental school said that it was notifying affected families so that they could seek the appropriate evaluation and treatment, if necessary.
Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will provide a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.
That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue as more and more Americans shift to watching TV online.
CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed the news at a presentation in New York on Wednesday but gave few specifics.
"Very soon, fans will be able to enjoy favorite shows and cheer for favorite teams, all on Hulu," in a "deeply personalized experience," he said.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted Republican front-runner Donald Trump after his victory Tuesday in Indiana, saying the billionaire businessman has more support from the KKK than the GOP.
"There's more enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump among leaders of the KKK than leaders of the party he now controls," Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, tweeted after Trump was declared the winner of Indiana's primary and rival Ted Cruz ended his bid for the White House.
Warren criticized Trump for "[building] his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia."