Firefighters in northern New Mexico were battling on Tuesday to stall a raging wildfire before it reaches the town that is home to the government laboratory that produced the first atomic bomb.
The 44,000-acre Las Conchas wildfire burned in the mountains above Los Alamos as firefighters spent much of their time putting out spot fires, "the biggest threat we have right now to homes in the community," Deputy Los Alamos County Fire Chief Mike Thompson said late Monday.
"The overwhelming smell is one of tear gas," the BBC's Jon Sopel reports from Athens, where a 48-hour general strike has begun as workers and protesters express their anger over new austerity measures that parliament will vote on Wednesday and Thursday.
If you're even a casual fan of college basketball, you know the story of the "cardiac kids" from North Carolina State, their coach Jim Valvano and the underdog Wolfpack's remarkable 54-52 win over Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game.
The player who sealed the victory with a last-second dunk, Lorenzo Charles, died Monday when the bus he was driving crashed into some trees in West Raleigh, N.C.
The Time of New York scented candle promises to evoke the aroma of black ink on paper. According to its distributor, the candle gives off hints of cedar and musk with a "powdery note and velvet nuance."
Cities throughout Northern Kentucky have struggled in recent years to provide essential services in a struggling economy and council meetings often turn into contentious debates about budget issues. The city of Florence, however, has managed to maintain service levels, complete several capital improvement projects and maintain reserves of more than $20 million. So what sets the Boone County city apart?
Eight of the nine Churchill Downs races that were cancelled last Thursday after a tornado struck the track’s barn area will be made up before the end of the spring meet next week.Two races were added to last Friday’s night racing card. The rest of the makeup races will be run this Friday through Sunday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Kentucky man facing a nearly nine-year prison sentence for crack cocaine charges is eligible to have his sentence reduced. William Freeman agreed to the sentence in a plea deal, which was based on the sentencing guidelines for crack. When those guidelines changed, Freeman tried to have his sentence shortened, but was told he had to follow his plea deal.