Plant explodes in LA, unknown injuries

A “shelter in place” is in effect surrounding the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion. Residents are being asked to stay inside their homes with doors and windows closed.

It's a Noah's Ark at fairgrounds as Colorado blaze looms

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- A county fairground northeast of Colorado's Black Forest Fire is looking like a Noah's Ark Thursday with animals rescued from raging wildfires.

U.S. Navy adjusts to the times; ditches its ALL CAPS message format

Well, it seems the U.S. Navy finally got the memo: DON'T USE ALL CAPS! IT'S RUDE! The Navy is switching to a new messaging system that's cheaper and more efficient.

NSA hacks China, leaker Snowden claims

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To Texans' dismay, feds deny additional aid after fertilizer plant explosions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied additional aid tied to deadly explosions at a Texas fertilizer plant, a decision ripped Wednesday by local and state officials who accused President Barack Obama of having "gone against hi

Jason Leffler, accomplished race car driver, dies in dirt-track accident

A violent crash on a dirt track in New Jersey has claimed the life of race car driver Jason Leffler, a NASCAR veteran lauded by fellow racers as a fierce and versatile competitor. Leffler, 37, died Wednesday, a little more than three months after

Source: Inspector tied to collapsed Philadelphia building kills self

An inspector who had involvement with the building that collapsed last week in Philadelphia has committed suicide, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

Police probe man's claim of many killings

A man suspected of a double murder last decade in Florida is telling authorities he's committed more than 30 killings in his lifetime, authorities in Florida said. The suspect has been identified as Jose Martinez, the Marion County, Florida, Sheri

Texas man gets 12 years for carjacking

BEAUMONT (KBMT) -- It was a day that Jewel Courts would like to forget. On June 24, 2012, Courts was carjacked at knife point behind Pappadeaux's restaurant (where she works) by Rogellio Torres.

Waco man who caused 4 hour standoff with police indicted

A Waco man who led police officers on a chase chase through Woodway and Waco and created a four hour standoff has been indicted by a McLennan County Grand Jury.