Rescuers are back at work outside a central Fla. home, testing the edges of the sinkhole to see if they can get close enough to search for Jeff Bush. He fell inside late Thursday night and is feared dead.
Accidents and Disasters
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A chicken's close inspection of a transformer caused a power outage and brief delays at Maui's Kahului Airport this week. After the incident in the airport's rental car area, security screenings were performed manually and passengers had to use mobile stairways on the tarmac.
Gov. Jay Inslee gets the call that between 150 and 300 gallons of toxic sludge are leaking from a single-shelled tank every year. There are dozens of these tanks holding waste that have outlived their life spans.
Carnival says its cruise ship the Triumph will dock in Mobile, Ala., late Thursday night, as it has taken longer than expected to tow the stricken 100,000-ton ship across the Gulf of Mexico. The ship's 3,143 passengers have coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation, but a passenger says they've had plenty of food.
With the Carnival cruise ship Triumph and its 3,143 passengers now being towed to Mobile, Ala., more reports are emerging from passengers on the ship that lost engine power early Sunday. They describe a tent city on the upper deck and continuing problems with the sewage system.
The inquiry is aimed at finding out what went wrong and why the captain of the HMS Bounty chose to go to sea despite warnings about Hurricane Sandy.
Passengers on the cruise ship Triumph, set adrift Sunday after an engine fire, must now wait until Thursday before what was billed as a four-day cruise finally ends. Strong currents pushed the ship an extra 90 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, foiling plans to tow it to Progreso, Mexico. The ship is now headed for Mobile, Alabama.
More than 3,000 cruise ship passengers who thought they'd be heading home today have instead been told they'll remain in the Gulf of Mexico until Wednesday, stranded by an engine fire that set their ship, the Triumph, adrift. Outages of onboard power and sewer systems have been reported.
Several people were killed when the explosion destroyed the highway overpass, sending other vehicles hurtling nearly 100 feet to the ground.
The new Boeing jets have had a series of problems in recent weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.
The owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 men died in April 2010 has agreed to pay criminal and civil penalties to resolve Justice Department allegations over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Salvage crews are waiting for better weather to closely inspect the grounded Kullak oil drilling rig, stuck onshore near Kodiak Island, Alaska.
"The Maya never, ever, said anything about the world ending at any time — much less this year," says an archaeologist who helped translate the ancient culture's hieroglyphs. Still, David Stuart says, he often gets emails from people who want more details about the end of days.
The NTSB is investigating why no warning sounded in the control center of pipeline operator, Columbia Gas Transmission, when the explosion occurred.
Three managers say they didn't prevent workers from escaping the flaming building, which had fake fire extinguishers, sealed windows and only three staircases available for thousands of frightened people.
The pileup is being blamed on early morning fog in Thanksgiving Day. Local police said the vehicles involved in the pileup include seven tractor trailers that collided on eastbound I-10, which was expected to remain closed for most of Thursday.
Acting CEO/COO Michael Hervey will leave at the end of the year; had planned to step down before Sandy struck. N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to appoint an investigative panel to check utilities' response during and after Superstorm Sandy hit.
The fuel shortage that has hit the New York-New Jersey region is expected to continue for days. And many of the runners due to take part in the now-canceled New York Marathon are taking part in relief efforts.
NPR's Margot Adler travels around Manhattan and learns that residents are adjusting, even though parts of the burough remain dark and transportation is limited two days after the storm.
The toxic fire leaves three workers with life-threatening burns, while there's no word when residents might be able to return home.