HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.
It's been more than 24 hours since firefighters began battling a raging warehouse fire in northern New Jersey that destroyed a half million square feet including two buildings, burning nonstop and in deep-freeze conditions.
State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The state's disclosure of the documents, among thousands of pages of emails and other material released, comes as Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, faces pressure to resign over his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires' from June 2014 to November 2015.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson leaders warned U.S. Department of Justice negotiators last month that they couldn't guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency's scathing review of the city's police and courts, including allegations that the civil rights of black residents were routinely violated, Ferguson's mayor said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police-reform activists, who have come to expect disappointment any time an officer is accused in a killing, expressed surprise Friday over the conviction of a patrolman who shot an unarmed man in a housing project stairwell but said they don't necessarily see the case as a turning point in the national debate over police accountability.
The below freezing temperatures we're experiencing right now are potentially dangerous. They're also causing problems across the region, especially in West Philadelphia where a water line break quickly froze over and left cars encased in ice.
MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — A sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of Long Island beach highway that was later revealed to be a suspected serial killer's dumping ground for bodies might have been strangled, according to a new autopsy.
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a young Texas teacher and beauty queen nearly 56 years ago, according to legal experts.