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New round of winds fuel fury of Northern California wildfire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- Crews were digging in and burning out fire lines amid another round of high winds that contributed to the fury to...

Shooter killed after wounding 2 at popular California pier

Authorities say a gunman opened fire at a popular Southern California pier and wounded two people before police killed him ByThe Associated Press August 26, 2021,...

Man faces federal charges after explosion in neighborhood

A 27-year-old man was charged Saturday with  illegally transporting tons of explosives he purchased in Nevada — including several that left a trail of...

Pharmaceutical plant idled despite effort to save jobs

A West Virginia pharmaceutical plant that employed nearly 1,500 people has been idled despite a last-ditch attempt by labor and advocacy groups to keep...

Weekend blast: Gas now shut off to Georgia apartment complex

Gas has been temporarily turned off at an apartment complex in Georgia where a building exploded last weekend and partially collapsed, sending four people...

US jobless claims tick down to 411,000 as economy heals

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that layoffs declined and the job market is improving By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER...

New York City activists, residents awarded $1M prize

Fela Barclift recalls the day in 1981 when she left her Brooklyn brownstone to search for childcare for her daughter. Racial representation is important...

Texts detail how Ohio regulator gave FirstEnergy inside help

A newly surfaced text exchange between then-FirstEnergy Corp. executives give a new peek into the favors the company got from Ohio’s top utility regulator By...

Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires

Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in...

Life-threatening flash flooding rises in Claudette’s path

Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states By...