NTSB: Amtrak Engineer Wasn't Talking Or Texting On Cell PhoneInvestigators looking into the cause of last month's deadly Amtrak crash answer a big question about the engineer's actions. For the first time, they are revealing what they've learned about his cell phone use that day.
D.C. On Pace For Fewer Than 100 Homicides In 2012The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation's capital and a death toll that ticked upward daily. Dead bodies, sometimes several in a night, had homicide detectives hustling between crime scenes and earned Washington unwelcome monikers such as the nation's "murder capital." At the time, some feared the murder rate might ascend to more frightening heights.
Sandy Gone, Caribbean Mourns 58 Dead, Cleans UpThe Caribbean death toll from Hurricane Sandy rose again sharply on Saturday, even as the storm swirled away toward the U.S. East Coast.
Utility Crews Making Headway, But Not Fast EnoughUtility crews are struggling to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day.
At Least 22 Dead After Storms Cut Power In EastThe death toll from weekend storms that left more than 3 million without power at its peak has risen to 22.
Death Toll From Storms Rises To 14The death toll from the storms that devastated the eastern U.S. has risen to 14.