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  • Two dead after storms, flooding in Kentucky

    Two dead after storms, flooding in Kentucky
    Two women died in Kentucky following flash floods, torrential rains and thunderstorms that swept through the Bluegrass State and caused more than 160 rescues in Louisville. One woman died Friday after her car was swept off a highway during a flash flood...
  • Death toll in Taiwan plane crash rises to 31

    Death toll in Taiwan plane crash rises to 31
    An airplane carrying 58 passengers and crew members clipped a bridge and crashed into a river in Taiwan minutes after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 31 people, officials said. Rescuers using rubber rafts worked into the night to save 15 people...
  • New Jersey 12-year-old accidentally shoots, critically injures sister

    New Jersey 12-year-old accidentally shoots, critically injures sister
    A 12-year-old boy in New Jersey accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister Saturday afternoon while the siblings were playing with a handgun, police said. The young girl is in critical, but stable, condition at University Hospital in Newark, said Sgt....
  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii

    Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii
    A volcano in the Alaska Peninsula launched an ash plume 30,000 feet into the air on Saturday morning, while officials in Hawaii say lava continues to advance on a town that has been sitting in the path of a slow-moving molten slide since June. Mt....
  • Family of five killed in early-morning collision in Maryland

    Family of five killed in early-morning collision in Maryland
    Five family members, including a 7-year-old, an infant and a pregnant woman, were killed early Saturday when their car collided with a tractor-trailer in Queen Anne's County, Md. The Ayres family had left Greenbush, Va., on Friday night to visit...
  • High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino
    A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said. The boy's teammates from visiting Nogales High School in La Puente noticed him...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles
    Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance. Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award. "I...
  • Two men found dead after attempting to cross frozen Montana lake

    Two men were found dead in a Montana lake after they went missing while trying to cross a frozen section of the lake on snowmobiles, police said. A group of five men attempted to cross Seeley Lake on Friday night after eating dinner at a local...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • 'Suspicious' fire in historic Elgin Tower Building

    'Suspicious' fire in historic Elgin Tower Building
    Elgin fire officials are investigating whether arson is the cause of a small fire at the Tower Building, an art deco high-rise that has marked the city's skyline since 1929. Someone passing by the building at 100 E. Chicago St. around 7:45 p.m. Sunday...