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  • Fire spreads through Hollywood home

    A fire that started in the bedroom of a Hollywood house spread through the home on Sunday night, an official said. "There were no reports of anyone injured," Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said about the blaze that happened at 1120 N....
  • Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter

    Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter
    MANILA -- The scale of the devastation beginning to unfold in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has stunned relief workers, who estimate that as many as 10 million people were affected by the storm that swept through the central Philippines late last week....
  • NTSB chief criticizes federal regulators for lax tour bus oversight

    NTSB chief criticizes federal regulators for lax tour bus oversight
    The head of the National Transportation Safety Board chastised federal regulators Thursday for lax oversight of the tour bus and commercial trucking industry, citing in particular a deadly San Bernardino County bus crash in which the driver lost control,...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • Trapped construction worker saved from fire in dramatic rescue

    Trapped construction worker saved from fire in dramatic rescue
    Firefighters saved a construction worker who was trapped on a balcony moments before the massive fire caused part of the building to collapse -- and the whole thing was caught on video. The under-construction Houston high-rise apartment caught fire...
  • Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper

    Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper
    An 80-year-old shopper at a CVS in Winter Haven avoided being seriously hurt after a car came crashing through the store Wednesday. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Adrienne Watkins, 80, was shopping Wednesday afternoon when a 2008 Chevrolet Impala...
  • GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall

    GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall
    General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths. The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart steers way back from broken leg

    NASCAR's Tony Stewart steers way back from broken leg
    One moment NASCAR's Tony Stewart was doing what he loves, racing a high-powered sprint car at a small dirt track on a summer night, and the next moment his right leg was shattered. Stewart crashed at full speed into a stalled car in Oskaloosa, Iowa,...
  • Tesla shares fall after mysterious car fire and analyst downgrade

    Tesla shares fall after mysterious car fire and analyst downgrade
    Shares of Wall Street darling Tesla Motors fell 6% Wednesday after the high-flying stock was downgraded by an investment house and pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet. The shares dropped $12.05 to close at...
  • Former UM football player JoJo Nicolas dies after crash

    For a day, former UM football player JoJo Nicolas fought for his life after being critically injured in an early-morning car accident in Miami Beach. Wednesday night, flanked by emotionally shaken family members, his brother Abner Davis announced that...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...