Three teenage girls were joking around and taking pictures on a narrow bridge in Melbourne, Florida, when they were hit by a train, killing them as a friend watched helplessly, police and a witness said.
A pilot furious with the Internal Revenue Service crashed his small plane into an office building that houses federal tax employees in Austin, Texas today, setting off a raging fire that sent workers fleeing as thick plumes of black smoke poured into the air.
The deputy fire marshal of the town where a power plant explosion killed five people says no one is believed buried in the rubble.
An explosion has blown apart a power plant under construction in Connecticut as workers purged natural gas lines, killing at least five people and injuring a dozen or more in a blast that shook homes for miles, officials said.
The Mid-Atlantic United States has begun carving a path through the piles of wet, heavy snow in below-freezing temperatures while power crews tried to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes and clear streets for work on Monday (local time).
A Colorado woman says a Christmas miracle brought her and her newborn son back from the brink of death after her heart stopped beating during childbirth and the baby was delivered showing no signs of life.
A 29-year-old Virginia man has been convicted of indecent exposure after two women said they saw him naked through the windows and doors of his home.
Everything that pedophile Theodore Sypnier has to show for his 100 years on Earth is packed in a single duffel bag as he prepares to begin a new chapter in life: freedom. It's a chapter that prosecutors, judges and others who know him never wanted - or expected - to see written. New York's oldest registered sex offender is scheduled to move by week's end out of a Buffalo halfway house for released inmates and into a place of his own, after completing his latest term in state prison for molesting little girls.
Police near Cleveland say a man dressed as Santa Claus tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl walking to school.
A western Pennsylvania woman who drank herself unconscious celebrating her 20th birthday says a hospital didn't properly treat her, resulting in partial amputations of both of her legs.
A registered sex offender accused of killing 11 women and leaving their remains in and around his Cleveland home has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to all charges.
A gunman burst into a coffeehouse in Tacoma, Washington, and opened fire on four police officers as they sat working on their laptops, killing the three men and one woman in what an official described as a targeted ambush.