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'Chaotic' scene at nursing home devastated by Texas fertilizer blast

Rescuers evacuating more than 130 elderly people from a nursing home during a fire at a nearby fertilizer plant were suddenly confronted with chaos and danger when an explosion ripped apart the building.<p>Many of the senior citizens at the West Rest Haven home are related to residents in the tiny …

Eyewitnesses To Texas Explosion Describe The Scene

David Greene has an eyewitness account of Wednesday night's explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. West resident Julia Zahirniak and her son Anthony, who were across the street at West Intermediate School when the plant exploded, spoke with NPR's John Burnett.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, …

Texas Mayor Says 35 to 40 People Unaccounted for After Plant Blast

The mayor of the small Texas city north of Waco devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant said that 35 to 40 people were unaccounted for.<p>West, …

West Fertilizer was pillar of community

Business News<p><i>UPDATED, 8:20 a.m. EDT:</i> Until late Wednesday, when a massive explosion ripped through its facility in Texas, West Fertilizer Co. was a small firm that attracted little criticism from regulators but plenty of respect from its neighbors.<p>The company, owned by Adair Grain Inc., now finds …

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Search continues in rubble of Texas fertilizer blast

Mayor says at least 10 first responders among those killed in explosion that officials say was likely an industrial accident.<p>WEST, Texas — Emergency teams went house to house through mounds of debris Thursday searching for bodies and possible survivors of the earthquake-like blast at a fertilizer …

FBI releases photos and video of Boston Marathon bombing suspects

<b>NBC News reports</b><p>The FBI has released video and photos of two "armed and dangerous" suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and appealed for the public's help in identifying them.<p>The images show two men in baseball caps. One of them was seen putting down a black backpack at the site of the second …

As Europe Sickens, Its Austerity Poison Is Our Prescription

How much sicker does the patient have to get before the doctors stop prescribing poison?<p>Here are some selected news stories out of Europe:<p>New York Times: "Unemployment in Euro Zone Reaches a Record High"<p>WSJ: "Sixth Quarter of Contraction Looms for Euro Zone"<p>Der Spiegel: "Shredded Social Safety Net: …