By IAN DEITCH and IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas' prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says the train that crashed into a flatbed trailer carrying wounded veterans was traveling below the 70 mph speed limit.
Mark Rosekind with the NTSB said at a late Friday afternoon news conference that the Union Pacific train was going
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard was searching late Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an ominous black plume of smoke into the air reminiscent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that
By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. chief on Friday urged Hamas to end its rocket attacks on Israel and told Israeli leaders to exercise maximum restraint.
Ban Ki-moon has been calling international and Middle East leaders in a bid to de-escalate the crisis
By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal official says a team of environmental enforcement inspectors is flying to the scene of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico following reports of an explosion on the rig earlier Friday.
David Smith, a spokesman for the Interior
VENICE, La. (AP) - An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials said.
Coast Guard spokesman Drake Foret said the fire was out in the meantime. Four people were taken to West Jefferson Medical
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons of ethanol be produced by this year and
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It took only hours for Superstorm Sandy's surging waters to destroy an emergency drop-in center for homeless gay youths. Four feet of water swamped the hallways and rooms, buckling the linoleum floors and caking the electrical outlets with