Alex Sanchez, an undocumented Salvadoran who couldn't find stability in the mainstream as a youth, found unity in a gang. After a long struggle, he has become an internationally known peacemaker and gang interventionist.
The derailment of a train loaded with crude oil in Quebec resulted in devastating explosions and fire. The accident raises questions about the safety of shipping oil through Maine to New Brunswick’s coastal refineries.
The NTSB and other agencies have begun investigating the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco. Of the 307 passengers and crew, two were killed and 48 injured. Several dozen are unaccounted for, but many survived unhurt due to safety designs in the Boeing 777.
Early reports indicate Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, was not in an emergency situation when it crash-landed at San Francisco Airport. Casualty figures are unavailable so far, but many passengers were able to escape.
As more becomes known about the devastating Arizona wildfire that killed 19 members of a hotshot team, broader questions are being raised, including roles of residential development and climate change.
US influence over events in Egypt is scant. But the US does give $1.6 billion a year in aid, mainly to Egypt's military – and some argue that now is the time to use those dollars as leverage to speed new elections and a return to constitutional order.
Last year, Midwest farmers struggled with drought; this year, it's heavy rain and sodden farmlands, which have pushed back the planting season. By contrast, farmers in the South worry about too little rain.
Florida prosecutors on Friday finished laying out their case against George Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. Why is this particular trial so riveting for so many?
In its third straight year of drought, New Mexico is seeing the warmest, driest conditions on record. Seven wildfires are now burning, and dry storms are yielding lightning strikes but little rain. Relief is unlikely, forecasters say.
Joey Chestnut, aka 'Jaws,' a seven-time winner (a record), maxes out at 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes (another record). In the women's competition, Sonya Thomas, at 36-3/4 dogs, edged out the No. 2 by a bite.
Day 19 of the George Zimmerman murder trial began emotionally, with Trayvon Martin's mom, Sybrina Fulton, taking the stand to say the person screaming on a recorded 911 call was 'Trayvon Benjamin Martin.'
Fourth of July accident: A platform containing fireworks for a California Fourth of July celebration tipped over and shot the pyrotechnics into the crowd. The Fourth of July accident resulted in numerous injuries, but no fatalities.
This Fourth of July, Detroit’s RiverWalk, where many people usually watch the fireworks, will be closed. Atlanta, meanwhile, has a multi-agency operations center that will allow various officials to combine efforts.