Accidents and disasters

In this photo provided by the Montgomery County fire & Rescue Service, emergency personnel work at the scene of a leveled house in Rockville, Md., Friday, March 17, 2017. Authorities said the explosion occurred about 1 a.m. Friday and reduced the home to a "pile of bricks." (Montgomery County fire & Rescue Service via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 9:22 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A house in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital was leveled early Friday by a thunderous explosion heard for miles around, a blast so powerful it shattered windows and caused other damage to several neighboring homes, authorities said. The explosion rocked the sleepy...
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In this photo provided by the Montgomery County fire & Rescue Service, emergency personnel work at the scene of a leveled house in Rockville, Md., Friday, March 17, 2017. Authorities said the explosion occurred about 1 a.m. Friday and reduced the home to a "pile of bricks." (Montgomery County fire & Rescue Service via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 8:46 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A house in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital was leveled early Friday by a thunderous explosion heard for miles around, a blast so powerful it shattered windows and caused other damage to several neighboring homes, authorities said. The explosion rocked the sleepy...
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Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire burning an apartment building and surrounding structures in downtown Raleigh, N.C., Thursday night, March 16, 2017. Fire was consuming an apartment building under construction. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 8:43 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a massive late-night fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina's capital city, sending sparks and ash into the dark sky, authorities said Friday. About 10 other buildings were damaged by the fire, five of them...
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March 17, 2017 - 7:48 am
TILLERSON-ASIA Tillerson: pre-emptive action possible against NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from its weapons program reaches a level "that we believe requires action."...
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This still image taken from video shows police at the scene where Yadira Arroyo, 44, an emergency medical technician has died after she was run over by a stolen ambulance, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Bronx borough of New York. (WNYW FOX 5 NY via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York emergency medical technician and mother of five who authorities say was "bravely doing her job" was killed when she was run over by her own ambulance that had just been stolen. Yadira Arroyo, 44, and another EMT were in the process of responding to a call Thursday night...
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March 17, 2017 - 7:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate are coming to Paris to meet the French president as Britain gets ready to launch divorce proceedings from the European Union. While the couple has visited France several times, it's William's first official visit to Paris since his mother Diana was...
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Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire burning an apartment building and surrounding structures in downtown Raleigh, N.C., Thursday night, March 16, 2017. Fire was consuming an apartment building under construction. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 6:09 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a massive late-night fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina's capital city, authorities said early Friday. Preliminary information indicates there were no injuries, said Raleigh police spokeswoman Laura...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:49 am
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS Judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban will not apply to Trump's revised ban. Judge James Robart says there are enough differences between...
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This still image taken from video shows police at the scene where Yadira Arroyo, 44, an emergency medical technician has died after she was run over by a stolen ambulance, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Bronx borough of New York. (WNYW FOX 5 NY via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York emergency medical technician and mother of five who authorities say was "bravely doing her job" was killed when she was run over by her own ambulance that had just been stolen. Yadira Arroyo, 44, and another EMT were in the process of responding to a call Thursday night...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:04 am
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS Judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban will not apply to Trump's revised ban. Judge James Robart says there are enough differences between...
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