LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train exploded killing at least five people braced for a rising death toll Monday as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas where about 40 people were believed to be missing. All but one of... more »
NEW YORK – A New York City man who plunged 40 stories from the rooftop of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car.
Witnesses and police say 22-year-old Thomas Magill jumped from the high-rise at West 63rd Street on Tuesday. He landed in the backseat... more »
SEATTLE (AP) - Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity. Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the chairman... more »
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - BP PLC says it's handing out cards to all 40,000 of its cleanup workers telling them they can talk to the media - but only if they want to. The message on the small cards? "Feel Free to Talk." The oil giant, stung by footage... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 40 teachers at the University of New Orleans have received letters telling them that the next academic year may be their last with the school. Similar letters earlier went out to non-tenured faculty members at Louisiana State University, Northwestern State University and Nicholls State University.... more »
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health secretary says it was a virus that made 40 people ill at a state mental hospital, and investigators are still working to find out why three of them died. Doctors first thought that food poisoning had sickened patients and staffers at Central Louisiana... more »
Stephanie R. Payne, 40, of Monroe, La., pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud relating to the sale of stolen merchandise on eBay, Acting United States Attorney William J. Flanagan announced today.
During today’s court proceeding, Payne admitted to stealing merchandise from National retailer with a location... more »