Runaway barges full of coal spill into Pennsylvania river

More than a dozen barges carrying coal down a river in western Pennsylvania broke loose Thursday, with two of those barges sinking and spilling coal into the Monongahela river. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality says that the spilled coal won’t present a risk to…

Plane with more than 100 passengers on board crashes in Havana, Cuba

According to Cuban media sources, a Boeing 737 carrying 104 passengers and 9 crew members crashed Friday afternoon in Havana, Cuba, as the flight was departing Jose Marti airport, bound for the Cuban city of Holguin. The plane was operated by Cubana de Aviacion, Cuba’s…

Bombing suspect argued against same-sex marriage and abortion online

The 24-year-old man suspected of carrying out a series of bombings in Austin, Texas, previously wrote online that he was opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage. Mark Conditt killed himself in the early hours of Wednesday morning after law enforcement tracked him to a hotel…

Tanker disaster in East China Sea could be world’s worst oil spill in 35 years

An oil tanker carrying nearly a million barrels of ultra-light crude oil burned for days in the East China Sea before sinking on Jan. 14, killing all 32 crew members. Now, the disaster threatens to become the worst oil spill in 35 years, according to…