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Rockton, Illinois Chemical Plant Burns in Massive Fire

An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground.

Car Strikes Pittsburgh Plasma Center, Killing Three and Starting a Fire

A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing three people and injuring two others, one critically.

Stolen New York Ambulance Driven into Bay

“It was surreal to see somebody come flying through, crashing through our gate and go into the water,”

One Dead after SUV Hits Car During Minneapolis Protest

A witness said the man driving an SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed and appeared to accelerate as he got closer to demonstrators who had blocked off a street.

Eight Injured as Vehicle Crashes into Guardrail at Texas Race

Eight people were injured Sunday night after a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a mud racing event in Texas.

13 Wounded in Downtown Austin Shooting

A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas, injured 13 people early Saturday.

Report: California Encourages Rebuilding in Fire-Prone Areas

State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes and ensuring homes have defensible space and communities have evacuation plans.

Four Dead, Nine Hurt in Phoenix Tanker Crash

Federal safety officials said Thursday they will investigate a crash in which authorities said a milk tanker going too fast collided with seven passenger vehicles on a Phoenix freeway.

Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer.

Firefighters Rescue Man Stuck for Two Days Inside Fan at California Vineyard

The deputy saw a hat on a piece of farming equipment and then found the man stuck inside the shaft of a vineyard fan.

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