An armed suspect believed to be a former firefighter was apprehended on Tuesday after taking four firefighters hostage inside a suburban Philadelphia firehouse, officials said.
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A prisoner who escaped a Virginia hospital early Tuesday is now in police custody, Fairfax County police said.
Details of Arlene Holmes’ book were disclosed in an interview that she and her husband, Bob, granted to the Del Mar Times, in which the couple maintained that their son is mentally ill and his life should be spared.
Flight TK15 had departed from Istanbul bound for Sao Paulo when a note with the word “bomb” was found in a lavatory, a spokeswoman said.
Schools should not be using random drug tests to catch or deter drug abusers, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises in an updated policy statement.
A blogger was hacked to death by assailants using machetes in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation.
Floyd Dent and the police officers in Inkster, Michigan, who stopped him in January agree that he was pulled over in a traffic stop, that Dent is African-American and the officer who bloodied and then arrested him that night is white.
Less than a month after Missouri’s state auditor killed himself, one of the official’s top aides has also been found dead in what appears to be a suicide, police said Monday.
Two of the people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through runners and onlookers at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense attorneys began calling witnesses.
A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing after a fraternity party at another campus over the weekend was identified on Monday as the person killed when he was struck by a car early on Saturday, police said on Monday.
A van with 18 people inside ran a stop sign, crossed a four-lane highway and plunged into a shallow water-filled ditch. Eight people died. Ten others, including a 4-year-old child, were injured, according to police.
Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency’s entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, officials said.
The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said on Monday.
The quake was 25 miles deep, the USGS said. Its epicenter was 34 miles southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
Two bodies were found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, and officials were working to determine if they were those of two men unaccounted for, police said.
The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday.
An Air Canada jet came off the runway during its landing early Sunday at an airport in Halifax, officials said.
German investigators found antidepressants in the apartment of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz this week, according to published reports.
Three Alabama university students were among seven people shot, several critically injured, early on Saturday morning at a raucous spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida, and the suspected shooter was taken into custody, local police said.
At least 21 people were injured, two of them seriously, on Saturday when a Los Angeles commuter train struck a vehicle on the tracks near the University of Southern California campus, fire officials said.
California is in its fourth year of a record-breaking drought, prompting officials to issue strict statewide conservation measures and to reduced water supplies for farmers.
A construction employee has died after a man came up to a job site in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday morning asking about employment and then shot him, according to police.
The deaths of two children whose bodies were found in a freezer in their mother’s Detroit apartment were the result of homicides, a county medical examiner said on Friday.
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