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Four Houston Firefighters Perish Battling Hotel Fire

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Four Houston firefighters died after a hotel wall collapsed while they were battling a major blaze Friday. The four firefighters killed range in age from 24 to 41; six other firefighters are being treated at hospitals; 1 remains in critical condition this weekend.

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Enormous Asteroid Safely Sails Past Earth

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Scientists anticipated the asteroid's passing for a few years. The asteroid "sailed harmlessly" past the Earth on Friday, albeit 3.6 million away. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will next pass the Earth in 2028.

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Oklahoma City Area Hit By Second Major Fatal Storm In May

Updated: 06/01/2013 - Emergency officials set out Saturday morning to see how much damage a violent burst of thunderstorms and tornadoes caused as it swept across the Midwest overnight, killing at least five and injuring dozens.

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Backstreet Boys Chill With Pandas In China

Updated: 05/31/2013 - American pop group the Backstreet Boys met and played with giant pandas in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Thursday.

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Trustees: Medicare Fund Will Run Out In 2026

Posted: 05/31/2013 - The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

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Obama Pushes Congress On Student Loan Rates

Posted: 05/31/2013 - President Barack Obama took to the Rose Garden today to urge Congress to stave off an increase in student loan rates now scheduled to occur on July 1.

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Planes Collide In Arizona, 3 Dead

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert north of Phoenix on Friday, killing three people and injuring two, authorities said.

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Plane Crashes Into Virginia Apartment

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Virginia State Police say two people were taken to a hospital after a two-seat plane crashed into the living room of a third-story apartment outside Washington.

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More Heavy Storms On Tap For Midwest After Deadly Night

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strike parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms killed one man and left at least two missing in the storm-weary region.

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N.Y. Teen Wins National Spelling Bee

Posted: 05/31/2013 - As red and yellow confetti floated into his hair, the champ just stood there and cracked his knuckles, hardly the type of celebration expected from a 13-year-old.

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Runaway Trailer Kills 7 In N.Y., Including 4 Kids

Posted: 05/30/2013 - A minivan carrying two families was hit by a runaway trailer hauling crushed cars in upstate New York, killing four young children and three adults in their early 20s, authorities said Thursday.

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New Possible Ricin Letter Sent To Obama

Posted: 05/30/2013 - A letter addressed to President Obama that may have been contaminated with the deadly toxin ricin is similar to two ricin-laced letters recently sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said Thursday.

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