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George Mitchell, Chairman and CEO of The Mitchell Family Corporation, is seen in a Nov. 11, 2009 photo, in his downtown Houston office. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Nick de la Torre)

Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

HOUSTON (AP) — Billionaire Texas oilman, developer and philanthropist George P. Mitchell, considered the father of fracking, died Friday at his home in Galveston, his family said. He was 94. Mitchell, the son of a […]

07/26/2013

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Passengers slog home after ‘horrible’ Gulf cruise

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Passengers finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph. Some checked into hotels while others took buses or charter flights home after five numbing days at sea on a cruise liner paralyzed by an engine-room fire.

02/15/2013

Sonar to give best view yet of Civil War shipwreck

ABOARD THE RESEARCH VESSEL MANTA, Gulf of Mexico (AP) – Researchers are using new 3-D sonar imaging technology to capture the most complete picture yet of what remains of the only U.S. Navy ship sunk […]

09/11/2012

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