Explosion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood injures at least 29

Sep 18, 2016

Explosion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood injures at least 29

An explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities said a second nearby site was also being investigated. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the blast an “intentional act,” but said there was no terrorist connection. “Tonight, New ...

U.S. Air Force grounds 'combat-ready' F-35s over coolant line flaw

Sep 17, 2016

U.S. Air Force grounds 'combat-ready' F-35s over coolant line flaw

Seven weeks after the U.S. Air Force declared its first F-35 jets to be combat-ready, 10 of the aircraft aren’t flying after service mechanics discovered “peeling and crumbling” insulation wrapped around lines that carry liquid to cool combat systems and computers. The poor insulation ...

Wells Fargo faces customer suit over unauthorized accounts

Sep 17, 2016

Wells Fargo faces customer suit over unauthorized accounts

Wells Fargo & Co. was sued Friday by customers in what may be one of many lawsuits following disclosures that bank employees created unauthorized accounts to boost the bank’s fees. Three Utah customers sued in federal court, blaming the scandal on the bank’s push ...

Obama enlists Republican Gov. Kasich to push for TPP trade deal

Sep 17, 2016

Obama enlists Republican Gov. Kasich to push for TPP trade deal

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama will push for the trade deal’s approval. Obama, a Democrat who will leave office ...

'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

Sep 17, 2016

'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance,” died Friday at the age of 88. He died at his home in Montauk, east of New York, assistant Jackob Holder ...

Sinkhole drains fertilizer plant's wastewater into Florida aquifer

Sep 17, 2016

Sinkhole drains fertilizer plant's wastewater into Florida aquifer

A phosphate company says more than 200 million gallons (760,000,000 liters) of contaminated wastewater from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources of drinking water after a sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond. Mosaic, the ...