Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate and leading to numerous injuries.
Four firefighters searching for people they thought might be trapped in a blazing Houston motel and restaurant Friday were killed when the part of the structure collapsed and ensnared them, authorities said.
13-year-old Arvind Mahankali, who hails from Bayside Hills, New York, won the competition for correctly spelling “knaidel”, a German-derived Yiddish word for a type of dumpling.
This year, 281 spellers compete for the title of 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion. Check out some of the highlights in this photo gallery that is updated daily.
The newest schools being built in the town are designed with extra rooms that are reinforced to be storm-shelter grade.
A minivan carrying two families was hit by a runaway trailer hauling crushed cars in upstate New York, killing four young children and three adults in their early 20s, authorities said Thursday.
North Carolina investigators allege driver Mike Harmon stole several vehicles from fellow racer and former business partner Jennifer Jo Cobb.
“The badge is not worth today what it was a week ago,” Bright says.
Before the recess, senators agreed on a proposal of a lifetime denial of food stamps to people convicted of certain violent crimes.
An explosion after a cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.
For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship’s voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas and the ship’s 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas.
Attorneys won’t be able to mention Trayvon Martin’s drug use, suspension from school and past fighting during opening statements in the trial for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot the teen, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.
Instantly recognizable- “Taps” is one of the most somber, haunting songs associated with our nation. This Memorial Day weekend- we follow a local bugle player to a military memorial to learn about “Taps” and what it means to him.
Americans gathered at memorials, museums and monuments and the president laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day, as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindle.
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment struck an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Photos and stories are all Lisa McNair has known of her sister Denise. Fifty years after her death, Congress is… More »
One loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed “The Wall” because of the force he brought to the soccer field.