By MIKE BAKER and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of bridges around the United States may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
The crossings are kept standing by engineering design, not supported with brute strength
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - They say you should never make a big decision when you're emotional. But what if there's barely a moment to think and a life-or-death choice looming?
In those last horrifying minutes before the EF5 tornado struck, there was no time for
By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It seems that the impossible has occurred: The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control.
Yes, gridlock still prevails and drivers' blood pressure still spikes as LA's traffic arteries seize up during every
By MARTHA MENDOZAAP National Writer
SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) - One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers. She'd told her parents she was spending the night with a friend. The friend claimed she was
By MANUEL VALDES and MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Washington state officials are scrambling to find a temporary fix for a bridge that collapsed on an important interstate highway and, incredibly, left just three motorists with injuries. Whatever the solution, it won't
By JACQUES BILLEAUD and WALTER BERRYAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) - Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers.
The plane's passengers were found dead Friday night near where the small plane
By BARRY SCHWEID and BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Haynes Johnson visited Selma, Ala., months after a civil rights crisis there gripped the nation, he wrote in The Washington Evening Star that he'd found "no discernible change in the racial climate of the city." When it
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) - A small airplane operating as a volunteer Angel Flight crashed in upstate New York on Friday evening, killing at least two people, authorities said.
Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said the flight's two passengers were found dead and investigators are searching for the
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state performed a special inspection six months ago on the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed because there were indications it had been struck by a different vehicle. An inspection report released Friday by the state Department
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
By BLAKE NICHOLSON and DAVE KOLPACKAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A dam that threatened to give way and flood a North Dakota town was holding back the water on Wednesday, though the 1,300 residents of Cavalier were still being told to stay away from their homes.
Steady rainfall between
CHENEY, Wash. - Officers with the Cheney Police Department and Eastern Washington University were called to an armed robbery late Tuesday night.
Officers say a suspect walked into the McDonalds on 1st and College Hill and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene and officers did not have a