An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings, but city officials said there was no major public health threat.
Tom Foreman Jr. and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:55pm
A federal jury on Thursday rejected claims the former warden of one of North Carolina's most dangerous prisons bore responsibility for life-threatening threats posed by inmates and even guards in the gang-infested lockup.
Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:51pm
President Donald Trump "disagrees" with Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. to question 12 Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election in exchange for permitting Russia to interview Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes, the White House said Thursday.
Burned items in a fire pit eventually led investigators to a shallow grave in northern Minnesota containing the wrapped and bound body of a missing Indiana woman, according to a murder charge against the woman's boyfriend.
Dave Collins, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:37pm
Marcia Chambers, a reporter who covered high-profile crimes for The Associated Press and The New York Times, wrote a book about discrimination by golf clubs and later in life founded an online news site covering her Connecticut hometown, has died. She was 78.
Matthew Brown, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:28pm
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
Deb Riechmann, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:27pm
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday she has not seen evidence that the Russians meddled in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump, countering the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment.
Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy.