NEW YORK (AP) — The state's attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they "may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football."
A small fire was quickly extinguished Tuesday night at a Hexion Inc [MOMEPM.UL] resin processing plant within Royal Dutch Shell Plc's refining and petrochemical complex in Deer Park, Texas, a Hexion spokesman said. A Shell spokesman said operations at the 316,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Deer Park refinery and the adjoining chemical plant were not affected by the fire. "Shell emergency response personnel assisted this evening with a fire at the Hexion chemical facility in Deer Park, Texas," said Shell spokesman Ray Fisher.
U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month. "I think McCarthy's pitch was, 'I'm not John Boehner, I'm going to run things differently, I'm my own man'," Representative Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican, told reporters after House conservatives interviewed McCarthy and two other contenders to be the next speaker.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico ranch.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Once Jose Manuel Martinez acknowledged a vast killing spree that included nine people in California, officials set out to decide whether the self-described cartel enforcer actually carried out the horrific crimes.
Oregon's top law enforcement officer paid a visit to the grief-stricken town of Roseburg on Tuesday to meet with authorities investigating last week's massacre on a community college campus where a gunman killed his professor and eight classmates. The trip by state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum comes a day before Oregon state police planned to hold a news conference to give an update on the role played by officers who exchanged gunfire with the suspect before he committed suicide. Authorities initially suggested the gunman had been killed in a shootout with two Roseburg police officers arriving on the scene of Thursday's attack in a classroom building at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.