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Rick Lord A big blast in Washington, an expensive estate in California, and the big wheel in the sky keeps on turning in Nevada on this USA Update

March 31, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


Washington... four workers are injured and about two hundred residents had to evacuate after a huge explosion today at a natural gas processing plant in Plymouth. The blast sent a mushroom-shaped cloud into the air, and shrapnel punctured a liquefied natural gas tank. Some of that gas leaked, but did not ignite. A nearby shelter was put up for displaced residents as crews put the fire out...

California... A record has been broken for the highest priced home ever sold in Los Angeles County. The mansion just sold for a whopping $102,000,000. Covering almost five acres, the estate was sold after three billionaires got into in a bidding war. The winner has to close on the home in ten days in an all-cash deal that includes antique furnishings. The property is almost like a miniature Versailles, featuring a pool, gorgeous gardens and a 3000-foot wine cellar and tasting room that's larger than most American houses...

Nevada... if you are not afraid of heights, this is the ride for you. The world's highest observation wheel opened in Las Vegas today. At 550 feet tall, the high roller gives you incredible views of the valley and, of course, the Strip. It's about a thirty minute ride and the wheel goes so slow, it doesn't even feel like it's moving. It costs $25 during the day and $35 at night. And with that, our ride is over on this USA Update.

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