The derailment of a freight train in Columbus, Ohio, shot flames skyward and prompted the evacuation of a mile-wide area as firefighters and hazardous materials crews worked contain the blaze. Two injuries were reported.
Rezwan Ferdaus, a Muslim-American from Ashland with a physics degree from Boston's Northeastern University, was arrested in September after federal employees posing as al-Qaida members delivered weapons he had allegedly requested.
Now that Texas Governor Rick Perry has rejected the federal expansion of the Medicaid program, health care providers in the state would like to see Perry's alternative health care plan. Others praised the governor's decision.
A great white shark followed a man in a kayak off Nauset Beach on Cape Cod Saturday. In Monterey Bay, near Santa Cruz, Calif, a great white shark attacked a kayak. There were no injuries in either attack.