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Coast Guard lifts restrictions on Shell vessel
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Coast Guard has lifted its order restricting movement of a drilling vessel from a Kodiak Island bay in Alaska.
Capt. Paul Mehler III says in an announcement that Royal Dutch Shell PLC is free to move the Kulluk after meeting requirements he placed on the vessel.
The Kulluk drilled in the Beaufort Sea last year and was being towed to Seattle when it broke loose from its towing vessel.
The round drilling barge ran aground New Year's Eve.
It was refloated and towed to the protected bay, but Mehler ordered it to remain anchored until its condition was assessed.
Shell wants to tow the Kulluk to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands and place it aboard a larger vessel for a "dry tow" to an Asian shipyard.
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Posted: Saturday, February 23 2013, 01:21 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma governor to tour tornado damage
May 20, 2013 14:30 GMT
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin is touring the areas hit hard by tornadoes Sunday.
The governor plans to visit Carney at 10 a.m. Monday before traveling to the Shawnee area. The governor plans to tour the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park in Shawnee, where one person was killed.
Twenty-one people were also injured after severe weather raked the state.
The National Weather Service is forecasting more of the same for the area -- including Oklahoma City and Tulsa -- Monday afternoon and evening. Forecasters say baseball-sized hail and tornadoes are possible.
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IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.