Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"
Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline -- a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer -- defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.
Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence -- Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed -- as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.
Shell Oil plans to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic waters off Alaska this summer. The decision could create local jobs by turning a Seattle port terminal into an fleet hub, but environmental groups are opposed to a lease now under negotiation.
Former City Councilmember Peter Steinbreuck presented his study of Seattle’s growth, including its 20-year-old “urban village” strategy and found that the strategy is working, but the growth is uneven and poorly tracked.
A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.