An explosion on Wednesday leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people, injuring 18 others and sending smoke billowing above the skyline. The blast happened after a neighbor reported smelling natural gas.
The city of Reno is dispatching crews to lower new parking meters that are too tall for short people.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident. Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman, said …
A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.
Far from its reputation as the land of endless sprawl, Southern California has some of the nation’s most crowded neighborhoods, according to a newspaper’s analysis of population data.
Three teenagers and a 20-year-old man died when the car they were riding in lost control on an icy highway near Sleepy Eye and veered into oncoming traffic, authorities said Saturday.
Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks — an effort to stop stoned driving.
An American who trained at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001 before losing his nerve testified Thursday in New York how he encountered Osama bin Laden and the terror group’s spokesman at a safe house — and that bin Laden hinted that a suicide attack on U.S. soil was in the works.
Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public a day after the state’s highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female passengers riding the Boston subway did not violate state law.
The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.
Immigrants in the country illegally can’t be given a license to practice law, a question that was raised when a man who moved here from Mexico when he was 9 years old sought a license in Florida, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
An American Eagle jet flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Moline made a safe emergency landing at a small North Texas airport amid reports of smoke in the cabin.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. — A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is set to enter the plea Thursday morning before opening statements are scheduled for his court martial at Fort Bragg.
One of two people charged with enslaving a mentally disabled Ohio woman for two years with her child denied on Wednesday that she hurt the woman or locked her inside a filthy basement room.
Police in a Sonora, Calif., are trying to determine how three third-graders caught smoking marijuana got the drug.