National News

At Least Four Dead in Small Plane Crash at Kansas Airport

Jaison Podkanowicz(WICHITA, Kan.) -- At least four people are dead after a prop plane crashed into a building Thursday morning at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, officials said.Five others have been rushed to a local hospital, fire marshal Brad Crisp said more than three hours after the crash."We don […]

Talks with Ebola Nurse Fail, Maine Governor to Use 'Full Authority'

Handout Photo(AUGUSTA, Maine) -- Negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox, who refuses to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, have "failed" and the governor of Maine will now "exercise the full extent of his authority," according to a statement from the governor's office.Gov. Pau […]

More Than Half of US Bans Controversial Guardrail

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than half the nation -- 27 states -- have now announced they are suspending further installation of a controversial guardrail system used on roads around the country following what critics said was a cover-up of a dangerous change in the guardrail’s design made ne […]

Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Can Swap Quarantine for Blood Test, Gov. Tells ABC News

ABC News(FORT KENT, Maine) — Maine's governor indicated Thursday that he would abandon his demand that nurse Kaci Hickox remain under quarantine after treating Ebola patients if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus.Gov. Paul LePage made his comment to ABC News Thursday as Hickox […]

San Francisco Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Title with Couch Fires

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Big crowds hit the streets of San Francisco late Wednesday to celebrate the Giants' third World Series title in five years.People burned couches and other debris in the city's Mission District after the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3- […]

Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle

iStock/Thinkstock(BOONE, N.C.) — A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff, authorities said.Joseph Woodring's vehicle fell at least 60 feet when he went off the road in Boone, N.C., on Tuesday night, according […]

Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After Undergoing 'Exorcism'

iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide.The body of Bethany Deaton was found Oct. 30, 2012, in the back seat of her miniva […]

NASA Completes Initial Assessment of Virginia Launch Site Following Rocket Explosion

Image Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach(WALLOPS, Va.) -- NASA said on Wednesday that the Wallops Incident Response Team completed its initial assessment after Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Tuesday."I want to praise the launch team, range safety, all of our […]

Steady Stream of Lava Visible From Space

Photo by Andrew Hara/Getty Images(PAHOA, Hawaii) -- Lava has rolled nearly 300 feet closer towards a main road on the Big Island of Hawaii and there is no indication that it is going to stop.The spread of the lava and the smoke coming off the volcanic liquid can be seen from space, and NASA released […]