- The Latest: 542 people rescued in 24 hours off Greece Updated: Oct-09-15 2:40 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- Pilot killed in Pickens County plane crash Updated: Oct-09-15 2:06 am
JASPER, Georgia - Authorities say one person is dead after a small airplane crashed in Pickens County.
- US maritime schools feel connection to cargo ship sinking Updated: Oct-09-15 1:56 am
BOURNE, Massachusetts - The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, the sky darkens, lightning flashes and the ship is rocked by roiling waves. Alarm bells warn of shallow waters or an impending collision with a massive liquefied natural gas tanker.
- 6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state Updated: Oct-09-15 1:38 am
SEATTLE - An explosion at a hydroelectric dam on Washington's Columbia River Thursday injured six workers, but it did not compromise the dam's structure and posed no risk to the public, officials said.
- Sheriff: Man killed by father in hunting accident Updated: Oct-09-15 12:53 am
MEACHAM, Oregon - Umatilla County Sheriff's officials say a man has died after his father apparently shot him while the two were deer hunting.
- Authorities: 2 injured following fire at Nebraska restaurant Updated: Oct-08-15 10:48 pm
ALLEN, Nebraska - Authorities in a small community in northeast Nebraska say two people have been injured following a small chemical explosion at a restaurant.
- Governor signs bills in aftermath of Santa Barbara oil spill Updated: Oct-08-15 8:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills Thursday aimed at preventing oil spills, minimizing the damage they cause and speeding cleanups in the wake of a pipeline rupture that poured more than 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast in May.
- Lightning sparked Summit County fire that burned 238 acres Updated: Oct-08-15 8:24 pm
BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado - Investigators say lightning caused a wildfire that scorched 238 acres north of Silverthorne.
- NTSB: Navy will find sunken ship, locate key data recorder Updated: Oct-08-15 8:03 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - U.S. safety investigators say the U.S. Navy soon will set out to find the cargo ship sunk in Hurricane Joaquin and locate a data recorder critical to determining why it went down.
- Funeral services set for 3 children killed in house fire Updated: Oct-08-15 7:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Funeral services have been set for three children killed in a Minneapolis house fire.
- Authorities release 911 calls in Phoenix freeway shootings Updated: Oct-08-15 7:24 pm
PHOENIX - Authorities on Thursday released audio from 911 calls made by people whose cars were hit by bullets during a string of Phoenix freeway shootings.
- Officials: Gas facility explosion leaves 3 workers dead Updated: Oct-08-15 7:16 pm
GIBSON, Louisiana - An explosion at a Louisiana natural gas facility Thursday left three workers dead and two seriously injured, police said.
- 1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school Updated: Oct-08-15 7:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a small plane crashed and caught on fire Thursday near an Alaska high school, killing the pilot.
- Legislative Hall closed as damage after fire is assessed Updated: Oct-08-15 6:44 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Officials are assessing the damage caused by a fire in Legislative Hall, and the building remains closed after a smoky fire forced its evacuation.
- Alaska to feel remnants of tropical storm Updated: Oct-08-15 6:43 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to bring heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of southeast Alaska on Friday in what is a rare weather event.
- Woman describes issues at mine during trial of ex-coal CEO Updated: Oct-08-15 6:33 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Massey Energy management required alerting underground miners when federal inspectors arrived at Upper Big Branch Mine - the site of a deadly explosion in 2010 - so workers could stop mining and quickly attend to neglected safety problems, a former Massey miner testified in former company CEO Don Blankenship's criminal trial Thursday.
- New Jersey goes to court to seize beach lots for dunes Updated: Oct-08-15 6:24 pm
Making good on a long-delayed threat that was reiterated last week by Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey went to court Thursday to seize 87 publicly owned beach parcels to be used for a protective dune system that a South Jersey shore town and its residents bitterly oppose.
- Subcontractor: I should've walked away before wall collapse Updated: Oct-08-15 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A demolition subcontractor told jurors Thursday that he warned the contractor on trial for the 2013 building collapse that killed six people that his plan to take down a towering brick wall was dangerous.
- Battery fires: FAA to back ban on passenger plane shipments Updated: Oct-08-15 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The risk of unstoppable fires is prompting U.S. officials to back a proposed international ban on rechargeable lithium battery shipments as cargo on passenger airlines.
- Heavy rains bring end to drought across North Carolina Updated: Oct-08-15 5:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - For the first time since May 12, North Carolina is free of drought.
- After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water Updated: Oct-08-15 5:38 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.
- Lawsuit wants plans mandated for dealing with big oil spills Updated: Oct-08-15 5:36 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - An environmental group sued the federal government Thursday, contending it gives pipeline owners and operators a free pass on developing legally required plans for dealing with oil spills into lakes, rivers and other inland waterways.
- North Carolina National Guard to aid South Carolina cleanup Updated: Oct-08-15 5:33 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina National Guard says it is sending more than 500 soldiers and airmen to help South Carolina in efforts to recover from record flooding.
- Base: Man who crashed car at Fort Meade hid in a storm drain Updated: Oct-08-15 5:26 pm
BALTIMORE - A man who crashed a stolen car into a fence at a Maryland Army installation Wednesday night and hid overnight in a storm drain was arrested almost immediately after he emerged from hiding Thursday morning, authorities said.
- Small fire at state-owned office building Updated: Oct-08-15 5:09 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A state office building is closed due to a small fire.