NEW YORK (AP) - Ambulance and fire protection services provider Rural/Metro Corp. says that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, after reaching a deal with its lenders to cut its debt by about half.
The company, which provides services in 21 states, said Sunday that it expects to
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Twelve soldiers were injured, one critically, after lightning struck near them during a training exercise at Fort Carson, a base spokesman said Thursday.
Maj. Earl Brown, deputy public affairs officer at the Army base near Colorado Springs, said six of the soldiers were
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - As the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 burned, Ye Meng Yuan was lying on the ground just 30 feet away, buried by the firefighting foam rescue workers were spraying to douse the flames.
No one knows exactly how the 16-year-old Chinese student
WELLINGTON, Colo. (AP) - Nine people working at a Colorado farm were injured by a lightning strike Thursday, two of them critically and four seriously, a fire official said.
The incident came as two other lightning strikes in Colorado and Montana left people injured, and as firefighters battled
By DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - From South Dakota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.
Most states in the U.S.
By BRIAN SKOLOFF and FELICIA FONSECAAssociated Press
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Firefighters William Benitez and Lou Larosa were fresh out of the New York City Fire Department when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people, including
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - For many people gathered to watch July Fourth fireworks at a Southern California park, it took time to realize the wild chain of explosions weren't just part of the show.
But those up close Thursday night knew immediately that
By The Associated Press
The IRS has informed Tyco International Ltd. that it has disallowed roughly $2.86 billion in interest and deductions recognized by the company in its U.S. tax returns for the 1997-2000 tax years, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
By JOHN MARSHALL and JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) - Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant told a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards that are decades old and are