Posted 2:04 PM 6/13/2013 by Associated Press
GEISMAR, La. (AP) - An ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze Thursday that killed at least one person and left dozens more hurt, officials said. Thirty-seven people were taken to area hospitals by helicopter or ambulance, and another 24 with minor (More)
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Posted 1:39 PM 6/13/2013 by Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The six jurors and four alternates eventually picked to hear the second-degree murder case of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman trial will be sequestered for the two to four weeks the trial will last, the judge presiding over the case said for the first time (More)
Posted 11:42 AM 6/13/2013 by Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - For months, China has tried to turn the tables on the U.S. to counter accusations that it hacks America's computers and networks. Now, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden may have handed Beijing a weapon in its cyber war of words with Washington. In an (More)
Posted 10:40 AM 6/13/2013
GEISMAR, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a reported explosion has started a fire at a chemical plant that has sent 30 people to the hospital. Capt. Doug Cain says the fire broke out Thursday morning at The Williams Companies Inc. plant in the town of Geismar. The plant makes (More)
Posted 7:57 AM 6/13/2013
WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency that is conducting high-profile investigations of the Boston Marathon bombings, the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans and leaks of classified government information. (More)
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Posted 7:54 AM 6/13/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Jaenette Coyne estimates she had five minutes to leave home after calling 911 to report forest fire smoke behind her home.There was no time to grab wedding albums, fingerprint artwork by her 20-month-old daughter, quilts her grandmother made, her family's (More)
Posted 7:49 AM 6/13/2013
NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey Little League coach has admitted attacking an umpire who wouldn't call a game because of darkness.Henry Milstrey of Newark pleaded guilty to assault while a jury was deliberating his fate on Wednesday following a two-week trial.Prosecutors say (More)
Posted 7:47 AM 6/13/2013
DETROIT - Honda is recalling more than 18,000 cars in the U.S. to fix problems with the brakes.The recall affects more than 13,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and the Honda S2000 sports car from the 2006 and 2007 model years.Honda says some power brake booster parts (More)
Posted 7:45 AM 6/13/2013
PHILADELPHIA - An official says an inspector who surveyed a Philadelphia building before it collapsed last week, killing six people, has committed suicide.Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison says the inspector was found fatally shot in a pickup truck Wednesday night. The man was a (More)
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Posted 7:43 AM 6/13/2013
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department says it would strongly endorse a court-appointed monitor to oversee changes at the New York Police Department if a federal judge were to find its stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional.The Justice Department filed a "statement of interest" (More)
Posted 2:27 PM 6/12/2013 by Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A pair of U.S. Defense Department cargo planes was mobilized Wednesday to help battle wildfires in Colorado and elsewhere in the West as crews surveyed the damage from a large blaze burning near Colorado Springs that already has destroyed dozens of homes.(More)
Posted 1:36 PM 6/12/2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A family spokeswoman says the lungs being implanted in a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl at the center of a debate on organ donation are from an adult. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, is receiving her new lungs at Children's Hospital of (More)
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