An apartment balcony crowded with birthday revelers collapsed early on Tuesday near the University of California at Berkeley, killing five college students from Ireland and an American friend, and injuring seven others, authorities said. The victims, most of whom were working in the San Francisco Bay area on temporary visas for the summer vacation, had been celebrating a friend's 21st birthday on the fourth-floor balcony when the accident occurred, according to local police and Irish government officials.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A former executive was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in prison after admitting he provided false performance specifications to win a firefighting contract for a helicopter that crashed on a 2008 forest fire in California, killing seven firefighters and two pilots.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A pastor cited "evilness" in the world as nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday for the funeral of two young siblings who authorities say were killed by their mother and found dead in a home filled with natural gas.