INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An investigation is under way into a bus crash that killed three people and injured dozens of others this afternoon. The bus was carrying teenagers coming home from a church camp in Michigan when it wrecked about a mile from its destination in Indianapolis. The bus came speeding off an interstate, struck a retaining wall as it tried to round a curve and overturned.
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man living with his mother in a South Florida apartment complex set their unit on fire and went on a shooting rampage throughout the building, killing six people before being shot to death by police. In the final hours, the 42-year-old man held two people hostage at gunpoint in their apartment until a SWAT team entered and killed him, The hostages were not hurt.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A series of thunderstorms moving across western North Carolina has triggered major flash flooding, inundating roads, apartments and parts of several counties. No injuries have been reported. It's at least the fourth major flash flooding event in the Charlotte region in the past month.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities say a rig is being positioned to drill a relief well for a gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and a permit to do so is in the final stages of review. The relief well could intercept the leaking well and seal it with drilling mud and cement. The leak is from a gas rig that blew wild Tuesday morning. Spewing gas ignited that night, burning the rig.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The largest outdoor arts festival in North America is about to become bigger. Federal land managers have issued Burning Man organizers a four-year special recreation permit that allows a peak population of 68,000 on the northern Nevada desert this year. Last year, the crowd at the offbeat art and music festival on the Black Rock Desert peaked at more than 53,000.