SEATTLE - A news helicopter crashed and burst into flames in downtown Seattle near the Space Needle on Tuesday, killing a pilot and a photographer on board and setting three cars on fire in the popular tourist area, officials said. The chopper appeared to have fallen to the street as it attempted to take off from a helipad at the top of a television news station, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore told reporters. Witnesses reported an "unusual noise" coming from the helicopter during its departure.
Search and rescue workers on Friday combed still-smoldering rubble for survivors of a New York City gas explosion that caused two apartment buildings to collapse this week, killing eight people...
Amazon.com Inc planned to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by $20 to $99 starting next week, a move announced Thursday that could deter potential customers and undermine a feature that has helped drive its business. Amazon had warned of an increase of as much as $40 in January, citing rising fuel and transportation costs. The service, which offers unlimited two-day shipping among other perks, had cost $79 since its introduction in 2005.
NEW YORK - A New Jersey man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after his toddler was found with dozens of heroin packets at daycare, police said on Tuesday. A worker at the child-care center in Paterson, New Jersey, about 20 miles west of New York City, discovered 48 glassine envelopes of heroin stuffed in the 2-year-old's jacket on Monday, according to Paterson Police Lieutenant Bert Ribeiro. The employee called police, who determined the father had accompanied the child to the center that day. There was no indication the child was aware the drugs were in his ja
BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour. The company apologized to its 250 million users in a status blog, saying it had encountered "unexpected complications" during "a planned deploy in one of our core services."
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama took his quest to sign young people up for health insurance to a comedy website on Tuesday, where he traded insults with host Zach Galifianakis while plugging his signature Obamacare health program. Obama sat for an interview on "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," on the Funny or Die comedy website.
A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being...
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - The disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on board.
The father of the gunman who killed 26 people at a Newtown, Connecticut, school in 2012, said he wished his son had never been born, the New Yorker magazine reported...
For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood. Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said on Friday.