Accidents and disasters

Ex-BP worker files whistleblower suit over cleanup

A former BP employee has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company,…

Helicopter rescue for flood victims in Malawi

Local authorities say rescuers in military helicopters have plucked villagers to safety…

House panel moves PIP insurance overhaul forward

Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday said he looks forward to signing a bill…

Japan kept silent on worst nuclear crisis scenario

The Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis…

Miners feared dead in Pakistan after landslide

Police say at least nine miners are feared dead after they were…

Plane loses power and crashes in strawberry field

A single-engine plane lost power south of Camarillo Airport and crashed into…

Quake rattles northern Italy

Officials say an earthquake has shaken a wide area of northern Italy…

Red Crescent official shot dead in Syria

The head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent branch in the northern…

Safety regulator: 'We pulled no punches' on Volt

The government "pulled no punches" in investigating battery fires in the Volt,…

Severe storms drench Texas, spawn tornadoes

Heavy rain and powerful winds that spawned several tornadoes have swept across…

UK police: Ritual killing possible in horse death

British police say the mutilation and brutal death of a horse may…

2 dead in suspect car evading Fremont police

A man and a woman are dead after a driver ran a…

Burglary suspect in Newark crash dies

A burglary suspect involved in a crash in Newark after fleeing from…

Chevron rig fire on 9th day off Nigeria's coast

Chevron Corp. says it is still trying to extinguish a nine-day old…

Chinese New Year fireworks spark deadly Thai blaze

Fireworks set off during an official Chinese New Year celebration have sparked…

Cyprus police charge ex-ministers in fatal blast

Cyprus police have filed criminal charges against two former Cabinet ministers over…

Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos dies in accident

He was known for his slow and dream-like directing style and had…

Kashmir avalanche kills Indian soldier, 6 missing

A huge avalanche buried seven Indian soldiers on Tuesday while they were…

Magnitude-6.3 quake hits Pacific; no tsunami alert

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken the Pacific region south of the Fiji…

No whooping cough deaths in California last year

California did not suffer a single death from whooping cough in 2011,…