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Top News Links: Tuesday, August 13

TK reconsiders full sale of Steel Americas

German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp may consider keeping its loss-making steel mill in Brazil, while selling its processing plant in Alabama to Brazilian steelmaker CSN, reports Wall Street Journal. — DW

Deadline set for response to BP fraud allegations

A federal judge has set an Aug. 26 deadline for court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau to respond to BP's allegations that it has unconvered new fraud allegations in conjunction with a settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents. — Alabama's 13

BP sues the EPA

BP is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the agency is abusing its discretion by prohibiting the company from new government contracts following guilty pleas related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. — Wall Street Journal

Weather risks increasing for Gulf Coast homes

A new report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists states that sea level rise and worsening storm surge are increasing the risks of flooding in coastal communities and the potential for large costs for U.S. taxpayers. — Union of Concerned Scientists

Kailos Genetics expands testing capabilities

Huntsville biotechnology company Kailos Genetics was recently approved to test human DNA samples. — al.com

Birmingham firm expands to Tennessee

Birmingham-based law firm Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis has opened a new office in Brentwood, Tenn. Attorney Joshua D. Wilson will oversee the office. — Nashville Post

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