The 38-foot cabin cruiser was refueling around 6:30 p.m. ET at a Solomons Island marina, about 75 miles southeast of Washington, when an unknown source ignited the vessel and caused a flash fire, according to the Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue department.
Subscribe to Nation and World RSS feed
Nation and World
Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes researched hallucinations and mental illness in the weeks ahead of the rampage that killed 12 people, as well as bomb-making and terrorism manuals, jurors at his murder trial heard Wednesday.
A 91-year-old man sentenced in Detroit to three years in federal prison after admitting to being a drug mule has been released early because he is dying, according to U.S. District Court records unsealed Wednesday.
At stake is far more than money. The Greek problem cuts to the heart of Europe’s future.
The Greek government’s attempt to kick-start talks on a new credit package got short shrift from euro zone finance ministers, who decided to put all discussion with Athens on hold until after a referendum on Sunday.
Federal investigators suspect lightning may have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
Around 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaida suspects, escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, officials said.
Freedom was short-lived for Glenn Ford, a Louisiana man who was exonerated last year after serving 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. He died from stage 4 lung cancer this week, 15 months after his release from prison.
Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state official says.
A nurse at the jail where Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes was held after killing 12 moviegoers told his murder trial on Tuesday she saw him acting bizarrely behind bars, including smearing feces on himself, licking walls and eating paper.
The white supremacist Ku Klux Klan has received approval from South Carolina officials to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the state capitol, a newspaper reported on Monday, less than two weeks after a white man shot dead nine people in a black church.
Three members of Clinton Correctional Facility’s executive team, along with nine security staff employees, have been placed on administrative leave as part of the review of two convicted murderers’ escape.
People who try to sneak their pets into restaurants, airplanes and other public places by claiming they are specially trained service animals could face 60 days in jail under a Florida law taking effect on Wednesday.
Italy’s navy said on Tuesday it had retrieved the first bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, killing up to 800 migrants attempting to cross from Libya to Europe.
Dinosaur tracks in the Moab area were found vandalized and suspects have been identified, officials confirmed Monday.
One dog was killed and three people were taken to a hospital after a lightning strike 500 feet below the summit of Mount Bierstadt late Sunday morning.
A “leap second” is being added to the world’s clocks at midnight GMT on Tuesday.
A wildfire in Washington has devoured about 3,000 acres and has “significantly damaged” an estimated 24 to 28 homes and forced many residents to evacuate.
The death toll in the Tuesday crash of a military transport plane in Medan, Indonesia, has risen to 70, according to an Indonesian Red Cross official.
Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze today, media reports said.
Residents recognized him Sunday night from his photo in media reports and called authorities, who picked him up as he walked along U.S. Highway 52 near the Davidson and Forsyth county line.
Public defenders are seeking to save Holmes’ life after the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the July 2012 shooting rampage.
Three women filed a lawsuit Monday against the University of California, Berkeley, claiming they were sexually assaulted while students and the school did not do enough to protect them, attorneys said.