Regional News

Man Survives, Fiancee Dead in Ala Apartment Blas

December 17, 2013 1:40 pm

A pre-dawn explosion shattered a two-story Birmingham apartment building Tuesday as residents slept, trapping an engaged couple in bed as bricks and concrete rained down on them. (Dec. 17)

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Snowden Offers to Help Brazil on U.S. Spying

December 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, is making headlines in Brazil. In a letter addressed to the "Brazilian People", published in a leading Brazilian newspaper, he offered a helping hand in an investigation into U.S. spying there. The NSA has reportedly monitored the communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. White House Spokesman Jay Carney […]

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Snowden Offers Brazil Help Investigating in U.S. Spying

December 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Edward Snowden is offering Brazil help investigating claims of U.S. spying. He wrote an open letter first published in the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.

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Streep, Roberts Hit Carpet, Brown´s Probation Revoked

December 17, 2013 12:55 pm

Talk about an A-list sighting. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premiere of "August: Osage County." The duo have already received Golden Globe and SAG nominations for their performances – and likely are in line for Oscar nods as well. The film opens on December 25.

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Crews cap downtown San Jose gas main rupture

December 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Crews capped a gas leak that started in downtown San Jose Tuesday after it prompted shelter-in-place advisories for nearby residents and businesses. The fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street at 11:14 a.m. about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch underground gas main, fire officials said. San Jose […]

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Construction crew ruptures gas main in downtown San Jose

December 17, 2013 12:37 pm

A construction crew working in downtown San Jose Tuesday ruptured a gas main, forcing officials to shut down local streets and issue a shelter-in-place order for nearby businesses, authorities said. At 11:14 a.m., the fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch […]

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Doctors perform emergency C-section, find no baby

December 17, 2013 12:25 pm

Concerned that they were unable to detect a baby’s heartbeat, doctors in Brazil performed an emergency C-section on the mother — only to discover that she wasn’t in fact pregnant. According to the Brazilian news site Globo G1, stunned doctors at the Women’s Hospital in Cabo Frio, Brazil, later determined that the woman they had […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries eight

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring seven others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Several emergency units were on scene, treating the injured […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries 11

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring 10 others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Several emergency units were on scene, treating the injured. […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries nine

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring eight others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said the oven […]

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