Southwest Airlines pilot lauded as hero for handling crisis
The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation.
Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives
Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for their lives.
Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck
Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.
420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California
Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed.
Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion
The National Transportation Safety Board says a preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia showed evidence of 'metal fatigue'.
'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis
The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly sucked out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation.
Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list
Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list.
Bank executive killed in jet tragedy remembered as selfless
A New Mexico bank executive who died on Southwest Airlines flight was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated the mother of two who helped others find jobs, volunteered around Albuquerque and brought often fractious sides together.
California city sued over vote to opt out of 'sanctuary'
Residents in the tiny Southern California city of Los Alamitos are suing following a vote by elected officials to exempt the community from a state law limiting police collaboration with immigration authorities.
Arkansas judge again demonstrates against death penalty
An Arkansas judge prohibited from hearing execution cases has again demonstrated against the death penalty outside the governor's mansion, laying down on a cot in a scene identical to the protest that prompted his disqualification last year.
Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says
A Los Angeles councilman is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes.
Police: Man arrested at Taylor Swift house had knife, rope
Authorities say a man arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was wearing a mask and rubber gloves, had a knife, rope and ammunition, and told police he had driven from his Colorado home to see the singer who was not there at the time.
Sandy Hook families file suit against Infowars' Alex Jones
The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting did not happen.
Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather
Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma continue battling blazes that have killed two people so far.