A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure collapse in his rearview mirror.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline is about the same as it was last year at this time, and could be slightly cheaper by Monday. But it's more than double what it was in 2000. Here's how the price of gasoline on Memorial Day has changed since then, according to GasBuddy.com.
The biographer whose extramarital affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus triggered his resignation says she regrets the relationship and the harm and grief it caused her family.
On Thursday, May 23, 2013 Sherry Wells stands near the storm shelter where she took cover when a tornado destroyed her home on Monday May 20, 2013 in Moore, Okla. Wells said she and her husband won a lottery draw to receive a government-subsidized rebate to install the storm shelter. A contractor finished work on the concrete bunker beneath the slab of their garage about three weeks before the tornado hit.
After living nearly 20 years in their one-story brick home, Sherry and Larry Wells finally won the lottery - for a state rebate on a home storm shelter, that is. A contractor finished installing the concrete bunker beneath the slab of their garage in early May. About three weeks later, the shelter saved their lives when a tornado that killed 24 people tore through their neighborhood.
Girls from the Blue Valley School District won a spot to showcase their project — handmade blankets for foster children — at the Odyssey of the Mind world conference. Alina Nicholas (from left), Angela Shilling, Juli Clarkson, Hannah Thurlby, Maggie Holland, Emily Moore and Joy Clarkson were hard at work making blankets recently.
Tammy Spears knew these 10- to 12-year-old girls in suburban Kansas City were onto something.
Happy to be in the final four from Drury University were (from left) Casey Carroll and Leigh Anna Stone of Springfield; Anna Regan of Edmond, Okla.; Erin Barry of Kansas City, North; and Erin Love of Springfield.
And then there was one.
Devon Carney, a veteran dancer and choreographer with ballet companies in Boston and Cincinnati, is the Kansas City Ballet’s new artistic director.
The Tokyo-based company seeking control of Sprint Nextel Corp. has agreed to appoint a U.S. government-approved “security director” to the wireless phone company’s board to address national security concerns.
After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.
FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. will refocus its attention on homegrown terror threats against Americans, President Barack Obama will say in a Thursday speech that is forecast as skimpy on any new sweeping policies. The move reflects the global fragmentation of al-Qaidas top leaders as the U.S. tries to safeguard against attacks like last months deadly Boston Marathon bombings.
President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrowing terror threat that still imperils the nation but now is defined by smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida. He defended his controversial drone-strikes program as a linchpin of the U.S. response to the evolving dangers.
James Welch, chief executive of YRC Worldwide Inc., is done talking about his company’s surprise offer to buy rival trucking firm Arkansas Best Corp.
Code Pink peace activists have heckled George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain and Mitt Romney. Today, its co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted President Barack Obama's counterterrorism speech several times before she was escorted out of National Defense University.
Two Kansas City companies will be moving a few blocks this summer into a nearly 100-year-old building being renovated at 18th and Main streets in the Crossroads District.
This undated photo provided by Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., shows its co-founders David and Barbara Green who are asking a federal appeals court in Denver on Thursday, May 23, 2013, for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill. The Oklahoma City-based arts-and-crafts chain argues that businesses, and not just religious groups, should be allowed to seek exemptions from that part of the health law if it violates their religious beliefs.
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. asked a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
Urban renewal? New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year.
Relieved to see her aunt for the first time since the storm and overwhelmed by the devastation, Debbie Davis (left) hugged Linda Woods on Wednesday in Moore, Okla. Woods, her husband, Jerry, and about 20 others crowded in the Woodses’ 12-person storm shelter, seen at right, when a tornado hit Monday.
M OORE, Okla. Ever since Monday’s tornado blew Jerry Woods’ house to rubble, the 71-year-old swears, “We’ve seen angels.”
FILE - In this May 15, 2013, file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Holder said that in conducting U.S. counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida and its associated forces, the government has targeted and killed one American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. The administration released the information the day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a major speech on national security.
The Obama administration confirmed for the first time on Wednesday that four Americans have died in U.S. drone strikes since 2009, but it sought to justify the killing of only one a senior leader of al Qaidas Yemen-based affiliate and said nothing about the other three except to acknowledge indirectly that theyd been killed by accident.
With grades like these, America’s infrastructure may never get a diploma.
The USS Williamsburg, in its heyday, was a place of relaxation and business for President Harry Truman.
If this rust bucket ever hits the waves again, it will be a triumph against the odds.