More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A gas explosion at a jail has injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers, a county spokeswoman said. The explosion happened around 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday in Escambia County jail’s booking facility and caused the building to partially...

‘Stand your ground’ law tested in recent shootings

This undated still image taken from video shows Markus Kaarma at his home in Missoula, Mont. Kaarma has been charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Diren Dede, an exchange student from Germany. Prosecutors said Kaarma fired his shotgun into his...

Mandatory evacuations lifted in California fire

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds that whipped a Southern California wildfire over 1,000 acres of foothills east of Los Angeles eased at sunset Wednesday and mandatory evacuation orders were cancelled for 1,650 homes. But people in some northern neighborhoods of...

Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The problems rippled across the West....
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Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

In this mobile phone photo provided Charles Peters, smoke rises after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Lynchburg, Va. Authorities evacuated numerous buildings Wednesday after the derailment. (AP Photo/Charles Peters) MANDATORY...

More Chicago police on streets to combat violence

CHICAGO (AP) — With the number of shootings in Chicago already climbing with the temperatures, police are being dispatched by the hundreds on overtime to high-crime neighborhoods, parks, public housing buildings and other spots around the city to combat the spike in crime...
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Ga. FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job

A Cobb County Police Officer speaks to FedEx employees and family members gathered at the parking lot of a skating rink located near the shipping facility where a gunman open fire in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A shooter described as being armed with an assault...
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Ga. FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job

A Cobb County Police Officer speaks to FedEx employees and family members gathered at the parking lot of a skating rink located near the shipping facility where a gunman open fire in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A shooter described as being armed with an assault...
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Southern California wildfire grows to 800 acres

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down...
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Southern California wildfire grows to 800 acres

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down...