A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop at the fresh produce section in what authorities believe was a tragic accident.
Crews discovered the remains of three more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 10.
Police said two fast-acting Utah parents intervened after their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school brought the family’s shotgun and handgun to school and fired a round into the ceiling of a classroom without injuring anyone Thursday.
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was hospitalized Thursday in stable condition.
An unmanned cargo ship headed to the International Space Station was destroyed about six minutes after liftoff from Kazakhstan on Thursday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Twitter.
The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer has been shot and killed by police after a lengthy barricade situation, authorities said early Thursday.