| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Equipment malfunction and human error are among the possible causes of a series of explosions that spawned a 20-by-20 foot fireball at a central Florida propane plant and left eight injured, authorities said.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The series of explosions that rocked a propane gas plant in Tavares, Fla., is under investigation but equipment failure or human error was the most likely cause, officials said Tuesday morning.
At a televised news conference, Tavares Fire Chief...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Sedgwick County comes up with solutions to fix problems at its elections office.
Last August and November "human errors" and faulty voting machines caused delays and computer mistakes that held up results for hours.
"We think if people were properly...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Things used to be so much simpler.
There were fewer choices, stronger convictions and far less scrutiny. That led to fewer distractions, more focus and less blame.
It doesn't matter what it is, simpler is more difficult … and that's on a good...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:12 AM
David Madacsi has an ambiguous relationship with the ocean. His home along the Mystic River flooded during Hurricane Sandy. A mooring buoy with a rusty chain was one of the pieces of detritus that washed onto his property. He intended to throw it away,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Two months after Baltimore stopped issuing tickets from its speed and red light cameras, city officials said Thursday they still don't know when the automated enforcement program will resume.
"We want to be able to re-establish the public trust in...
| May 21, 2013
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
| May 27, 2013
| 8:39 PM
For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:14 AM
President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the president spoke, North Korea tested a primitive nuclear device, and the following day reports...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Morrissey's ongoing health issues have caused the British singer to cancel the remainder of his current North American tour....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As recently as February, purveyors of self-driving cars, which would whisk you to the store while you did squat, predicted the cars would be here this decade. Google has had a fleet of them since 2010; Audi, GM, Toyota and......