Nerves rattled by false reports of U.S. Navy Yard shooter in Washington
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:58:29 -0400
A report of a possible gunman, which was later determined to be unfounded, touched off an hours-long lockdown starting at about 7:45 a.m. EDT at the military facility just a mile south of the U.S. Capitol and three miles from the White House. The Navy Yard was the site of a 2013 shooting that left 12 dead. "An employee thought they heard something of concern, they made a call," said Chief Cathy Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:44:54 -0400
Matt Farr, his brother and their parents woke up to the news and grabbed a change of clothes at about 8:30 a.m. ET before heading to a nearby animal center to drop off their Yorkie dog, Rosie. Farr, 21, said the four Maryville residents would stay in two rooms at a nearby hotel until the evacuation is lifted. "We didn't think we'd be there that long, but now it's starting to look like we may be there for a couple days," he told Reuters via telephone from the animal center.
BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:29:58 -0400
By Terry Wade and Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. BP shares jumped more than 5 percent in New York trading as investors said the British company, often mentioned as a potential acquisition target, could now turn the page on one of the darkest chapters in its century-long history. Under the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the states, BP will pay at least $12.8 billion for Clean Water Act fines and natural resource damages, plus $4.9 billion to states.
Trash truck catches wires, brings down utility pole
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:02:55 -0400
A trash truck traveling with its bucket in the raised position caught wires overhead bringing down a utility pole in Wilmington.
Maryland governor out of hospital after 1st round of chemo
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:59:27 -0400
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) â Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is out of the hospital and back at work after his first round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer.
UN observers say Burundi elections on Monday were not free
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:59:05 -0400
UNITED NATIONS (AP) â A U.N. observer mission has concluded that Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not "free, credible and inclusive."
Body of prison escapee released to New York funeral home
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:57:35 -0400
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) â The body of a convicted murderer who was fatally shot three weeks after he broke out of prison was released to a funeral home Thursday as his fellow escapee continued his recovery at a hospital under heavy guard.
Top U.S. auto regulator expects action on Fiat Chrysler
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:56:21 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday his agency could take action on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's recall performance as soon as July 31.
Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:55:37 -0400
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) â As investigators probe church fires including the blaze that destroyed a rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, the question is spreading through social media: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?
Ex-church official housed at prison that pope plans to visit
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:50:07 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â The Philadelphia prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints.