Accidents and disasters
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Isaac is on the verge of becoming a hurricane as it bears down on the northern Gulf Coast.
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ileana has formed in the eastern Pacific coast off of Mexico, but currently poses no threat to land.
PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's vice president says a fire raging at an oil refinery has spread to a third fuel tank.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezuela.