The state of California is set to fine Pacific Gas and Electric Company $2.25 billion for the deadly San Bruno, California, pipeline rupture in September 2010.
The Safety and Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission recommended the penalty for three cases arising from the Sept. 9, 2010, incident, which killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes.FULL STORY
A military judge on Wednesday set a May 29 court-martial for U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009 that left 13 people dead.
Hasan is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder charges for the alleged shootings at the post's processing center, where soldiers were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Hasan's court-martial has been repeatedly delayed since it was initially set to begin in March 2012, most notably after an appeals court delayed the case over the question of whether the Army major's beard could be forcibly shaved.FULL STORY
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, has been transferred from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Federal Medical Center Devens, a facility that holds detainees who need medical care in north-central Massachusetts, U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade said Friday.FULL STORY
A fire broke out on Alabama's Mobile River on Wednesday night after two barges with natural gas exploded, the city's fire department said on Twitter.
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, on its official Twitter feed, reported that it had "units on the scene on east side of Mobile River where a fuel barge has exploded and is on fire."
Minutes later, the fire department issued an update stating that two barges had exploded.
Three people injured in the incident were transported to a local hospital.
The two women wounded when Los Angeles police shot at their pickup truck during the manhunt for renegade ex-officer Christopher Dorner will split a $4.2 million settlement, attorneys for the city and women told reporters Tuesday.
The details of the settlement need to be approved by the Los Angeles City Council, they said.
Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, will receive $2.1 million each.
Carranza and Hernandez were shot at as police searched for Dorner, a former police officer who was wanted for killing several people in early February.FULL STORY
The Syrian government is using chemical weapons against rebel forces, the head of the Israel Defense Forces' intelligence research departments said Tuesday.
"In all likelihood they used sarin gas," Brig. Gen. Itai Brun said Tuesday in a speech at a conference in Tel Aviv. This comes as a civil war between the government and rebels rages across Syria - which borders Israel.
Analysts believe the Syrian government may have one of the largest stockpiles of chemical weapons in the world. The supply is believed to include sarin, mustard and VX gases, which are banned under international law. Syria has denied the allegation.FULL STORY
A short video released by the FBI on Thursday shows two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon attack walking single file on a sidewalk along the race route.
The video was released Thursday as investigators asked for the public's help in identifying the two men.
One of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings left a bag believed to contain one of the explosives outside the Forum restaurant on Boylston Street in the city, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said. The bag was dropped there "within minutes" of the explosions, he added.FULL STORY
More than 600 flights were canceled Thursday at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports due to heavy rain in the region, the Chicago Department of Aviation said.
Both airports reported delays of between 30 to 90 minutes after the metropolitan area experienced a deluge of nearly 7 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.
An explosion ripped through a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in West, Texas, a witness told CNN.
A hospital in Waco, Texas, has been told to anticipate 100 injured people coming in from a fertilizer plant where there was a massive explosion, an official at the medical facility says. Glenn Robinson, CEO of Hillcrest Hospital, said a field triage station was set up at the plant some 18 miles north of Waco after the Wednesday night explosion.
Tommy Alford, who works in a convenience store about three miles from the plant, told CNN that several volunteer firefighters were at the store when they spotted smoke. Alford said the firefighters headed toward the scene and then between five and 10 minutes later, he heard a massive explosion.
CNN affiliate KWTX showed a photo of the explosion - which reportedly happened around 7:50 p.m. (8:50 p.m. ET) - showed a huge plume of smoke rising high into the air.FULL STORY
Hundreds of flights have been canceled Wednesday nationwide - including in Chicago and Denver - due to bad weather, airport officials said.
Airlines have reported 400 cancellations - out of 1,700 flights daily - at Denver International Airport due to a storm that is forecast to dump seven inches of snow in the area, the airport said at 2:50 p.m. (4:50 p.m. ET). The announcement came before the heavy snow had arrived.
Delays at the Denver airport are averaging just over two hours and 15 minutes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
At O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, meanwhile, more than 300 flights have been canceled due to bad weather.
The Chicago Department of Aviation reported the cancellations at 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET), as well as the fact that delays for flights that were still on - both in and out of the busy airport - averaged one hour or more.
Airlines reported delays of 30 minutes or more at Midway, another Chicago airport, the city department said.
An Italian couple burdened by their country's economic downturn hanged themselves, and the woman's brother - after learning of their deaths - threw himself into the Adriatic Sea and died, CNN affiliate RAI reported Friday.
Romeo Dionisi, 62, and his wife, Annamaria Sopranzi, 68, were found by neighbors in the coastal city of Civitanova Marche, and police told RAI that the family's financial difficulties led to the suicides.
Rescuers pulled Joseph Sopranzi, the woman's brother, from the water but could not revive him, according to RAI.FULL STORY
A murder suspect in Jackson, Mississippi, overpowered a detective and shot him with the detective's gun before killing himself, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday.
Veteran detective Eric Smith, 40, was talking with suspect Jeremy Powell, 23, when other officers heard the shots and rushed into the interview room at the police station, said Chris Mims, a spokesman for Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson.FULL STORY
"Blade" actor Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison where he was serving a three-year sentence after being convicted on tax charges in February 2010.
The release to a supervised residential location in New York occurred Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons told CNN.FULL STORY
At least nine people were killed Thursday evening and more than 40 were injured when a building collapsed in Thane, India, sources told CNN sister network CNN-IBN. The seven-story building was under construction and was illegally occupied on the first four floors, Mumbai Suburban District Deputy Collector Manoj Gohad told CNN-IBN.FULL STORY
A soldier has been detained for questioning in Wednesday's shooting death of a civilian employee at Fort Knox, Kentucky, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
The soldier, who was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was captured in Tennessee.FULL STORY