Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons' remote hazardous waste dump in West Texas began accepting low-level radioactive material Thursday from a federal lab in New Mexico _ the latest step in Simmons' vision of site that accept all types of waste.
Federal transportation regulators ordered a discount bus service between Boston and New York to shut down Thursday, saying its vehicles and drivers were a threat to public safety and that it once dispatched a bus with a large hole in the bottom.
The search for victims of a building collapse that killed six people wound down Thursday amid mounting questions about whether the demolition company that was tearing down the structure at the time caused the tragedy by cutting corners.
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The first named storm of the Atlantic season pelted Florida's Gulf Coast with rain and wind Thursday as it edged toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways.
The father of a 10-year-old Arizona girl who authorities say died when another relative locked her in a small plastic trunk for hours was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted child abuse.
A teenager told her boyfriend that the man now charged in her death tried to kiss and grope her the night before she disappeared in a bizarre abduction plot, according to court documents released on Thursday.
White House veto threats against legislation that implements spending cuts in the austere GOP budget plan are "reckless" and would lead to a government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie named a longtime colleague, state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat Thursday that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg's death.