COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Residents of 1,000 homes in Colorado Springs are being ordered to evacuate because of a wildfire that's already destroyed at least 360 houses. Thursday's evacuation order is the first within the city limits. About 38,000 people already have
GEISMAR, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a reported explosion has started a fire at a chemical plant.
Capt. Doug Cain says the fire broke out Thursday morning at The Williams Companies Inc. plant in the town of Geismar (GYS'-mahr). The plant makes highly flammable gases that are basic
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A pair of better economic reports helped nudge the U.S. stock market up Thursday afternoon, even as the Japanese market plunged again.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 12 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,624 as of 1 p.m. The index is
By RAVI NESSMANAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support
By THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Jaenette Coyne estimates she had five minutes to leave home after calling 911 to report forest fire smoke behind her home.
There was no time to grab wedding albums, fingerprint artwork by her 20-month-old daughter, quilts her
By SARAH EL DEEB and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Nearly 93,000 people have been confirmed killed since Syria's civil war began more than two years ago, the U.N. said Thursday, a sharp rise in the death toll as the fighting turns increasingly sectarian and the carnage gripping
By DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - More than 10,000 protesters rallied outside Greece's public broadcasting headquarters Thursday in support of fired staff, who for a third day occupied the building to continue broadcasts in defiance of the
By SARAH BRUMFIELDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged Thursday toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the
By Glenn Curtis
If you are a small business owner and sales are plummeting, the future might look bleak. What can you do to survive through stormy economic times? Unfortunately, there is no playbook to follow to "right the ship." Every small business is different, and each one carries its own
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people.
According to a letter