United States

Firefighter, nurse on Southwest flight 'felt moved to act'

Two strangers with backgrounds in emergency response who found themselves in the middle of rescue efforts Tuesday when a Southwest jet engine blew apart said it was just another part of their training.

Entertainment

Scott Baio and wife are trained to help disaster victims

“Happy Days” star Scott Baio and his wife Renee have completed training with the Los Angeles Police Department and are allowed to help victims of disasters.

United States

Southwest Airlines hero pilot texted friend 'God is good' after landing

The Southwest Airlines pilot hailed as a hero for her efforts to land a damaged aircraft after a deadly engine explosion texted a brief, but powerful message to a friend upon touching down: "God is good."

United States

Southwest flight's deadly engine failure similar to 2016 incident

A fan blade snapped on a Southwest Airlines plane, forcing an emergency landing -- in 2016.

United States

Man admits setting 9 fires in his neighborhood, gets 2 years

A 44-year-old Louisiana man has admitted setting nine fires in his neighborhood — the last six on his own street.

United States

Puerto Rico island-wide blackout caused by damaged transmission line, officials say

A blackout that affected the entire island of Puerto Rico on Wednesday was caused by a transmission line inadvertently taken out by an excavator, officials said.

United States

Dozens of Houston-area students hospitalized after 2 school buses crash

More than two dozen students and adult chaperones have been taken to Houston-area hospitals following a traffic collision involving two school buses carrying fifth-graders.

United States

AP Was There: The fiery end of the standoff in Waco, Texas

Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, FBI agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, ramming holes in the group's compound with armored vehicles and spraying tear gas inside.

United States

Wind-whipped wildfires destroy homes, prompt evacuations

Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.

United States

Body in Pacific was Hart child, 12, authorities confirm

A body recovered from the Pacific Ocean earlier this month was one of three missing Hart children, officials in California confirmed Tuesday.

United States

The Latest: Wildfire destroys 5 homes in southern Colorado

The Latest on wildfires in Oklahoma and the critical danger in the Southwest and Southern Plains (all times local): 12 p.m.

United States

Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.

United States

Small plane makes crash landing on busy Colorado road

A small plane crashed on a busy road in Colorado on Sunday in a dramatic moment captured on a driver's dashcam video.

United States

Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma battle blazes that have killed at least two people.

United States

The Latest: School system cancels classes for second day

The Latest on severe spring weather (all times local): 2 p.m.

United States

Hot air balloon-crash lands in San Diego neighborhood

Residents of a San Diego neighborhood got quite the surprise on Sunday when a hot air balloon made a crash landing just down the street.

United States

Wildfires burn homes, force evacuations in Oklahoma

A wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma has burned more than 120,000 acres (485 sq.

World

Dramatic video shows avalanche frightening road crew in France

Workers trying to clear a road of snow after an avalanche got surprised by another landslide of snow in France Tuesday.

Science

Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate now 'officially retired'

The names of four deadly hurricanes that caused significant amounts of damage to the United States and Caribbean last year are being retired, officials announced Thursday.

United States

Friend: Mom sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

One of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick she might have to go to a hospital, according to 911 call records from Washington state.

United States

Pedestrian struck at vigil for previous hit-and-run in LA

Authorities say a vigil for a cyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash erupted into violence when a pedestrian was struck by a car in another hit-and-run.

United States

Instagram model among six killed in Arizona golf course plane crash, officials say

Authorities released the identities Wednesday of the six people who were killed when a small plane crashed and burst into flames on an Arizona golf course Monday.

United States

Portable heater likely cause of car fire in Walmart lot that killed 5-year-old girl, police say

Police say a portable heater is believed to have caused a fire that engulfed a car in a Walmart parking lot in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, killing a 5-year-old girl and leaving two others hospitalized.

United States

6 dead when Arizona plane crashes shortly after takeoff

Six people were killed when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff, bursting into flames on a suburban Phoenix golf course Monday, officials said.

World

2017 saw record insured losses from disasters, study finds

Swiss Re says insured losses worldwide from disasters reached a record $144 billion last year, the highest on record.

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