In other news Thursday, airlines resumed regular flight levels after severe delays caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland and an offshore oil platform sank into the Gulf of Mexico following a fire, raising fears of an oil spill.
In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people were missing after an oil rig explosion off of Louisiana's Gulf Coast. Also, Pope Benedict promised the Catholic Church would take action in the sex abuse scandal after he met with victims…
Large wildfires in the western United States, such as the week-old Station Fire that has charred more than 215 square miles north of Los Angeles, have been increasing in both frequency and size in recent years.
A large wildfire north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 121,000 acres and has forced thousands of evacuations as fire crews struggle to contain its expansion.
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye, of KCET-TV Los Angeles, reports on the continuing efforts in Santa Barbara to bring a recent spate of wildfires under control and the lesser-known people who are helping fight that battle.
Recent droughts and temperature spikes have sparked fires in California, Utah and other western states. An expert discusses the dangerous weather conditions.
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said British Petroleum's cost-cutting at its Texas refinery led to a fatal explosion in March 2005. The head of the board discusses the findings.
Southern California firefighters are still struggling to contain a fire that authorities say was set ablaze by an arsonist. NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET, Los Angeles, reports on the California fire that has already claimed the lives of four…
By PBS NewsHour
A small plane registered to New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed into a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan's Upper East Side in an apparent accident Wednesday.
The Israeli army fired a missile and four tank shells to hold back a large crowd of Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing at least ten and wounding 50.
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