• Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

  • 2 killed in freeway crash in New Mexico during dust storm

    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a California woman and a Florida woman have been killed in a New Mexico freeway crash during a dust storm.

  • Recalls this week: Toddler swings, toys, chain saws

    More than 500,000 toddler swings are being recalled because the seat can crack or break. Other recalled consumer products include toys with potentially dangerous battery components and chain saws with leaky fuel lines.

  • $9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.

  • Accident in New Mexico closes some lanes of I-10 in Arizona

    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona are now reopened after being closed for several hours after a car accident in New Mexico.

  • Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers

    BOSTON (AP) — A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation’s busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

  • Downstream communities brace for flooding as dams overflow

    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Communities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks.

  • Royals working through grieving process after Ventura death

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a month after losing prized pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car accident, manager Ned Yost has thought about so much through all the pain and grief: What could the Kansas City Royals have possibly done to better support him?

  • 5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overflowing creek.

  • 4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash

    DALLAS (AP) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out “Mayday” but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday.