CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Emergency crews are battling a fire in the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico.
Officials say a truck hauling salt caught fire about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion said Wednesday he has decided not to run for Congress.
Dr. William Petit said in a statement provided to The Associated Press that he will not be a candidate for the 5th Congressional District seat in northwestern Connecticut.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A gold-mining company in South Africa says nine employees are missing after an underground fire broke out at a mine west of Johannesburg.
The Harmony company said Wednesday that the fire reportedly started about 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) underground around 6 p.m. Tuesday, and that rescue teams were hampered by smoke and an earthfall.
MIAMI (AP) — A major fraud ring that staged fires and floods at South Florida homes to collect millions of dollars in claims from insurance companies has been broken up with charges against 22 people, authorities said Tuesday.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The "stop, drop and roll" mantra came in handy for a Maine eighth-grader when her cellphone caught fire in her pocket at school.
Kennebunk middle school Principal Jeff Rodman tells The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1fiLLMp) that the girl heard a popping sound Friday morning and smoke started billowing around her.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city's top prosecutor accused a developer and three city agencies of critical failures before a large warehouse blaze killed two firefighters but said no criminal charges could be filed.