Updated: 11:57 PM WACO, Texas (AP) -- An explosion Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant in central Texas is sending flames shooting high into the night sky. The plant, in the town of West, left the factory a smoldering ruin, caused major damage to nearby buildings and injured numerous people.
Posted: 3:06 PM A federal courthouse in Boston has been evacuated amid conflicting reports that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is in custody.
Posted: 2:27 PM Carnival Cruise Lines is announcing a $300 million program to add emergency generators, upgrade fire safety and improve engine rooms on all 24 of its ships.
Posted: 1:47 PM The Washington office of Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby was briefly quarantined after a suspicious package was delivered.
Posted: 1:15 PM The House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) that will help Americans balance family and work.
Updated: 2:16 PM Federal officials are denying that a suspect is in custody in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Posted: 12:26 PM U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the Gang of Eight immigration proposal:
Posted: 11:57 AM U.S. Capitol police are investigating the discovery of at least two suspicious envelopes in Senate office buildings across the street from the Capitol.
Posted: 11:45 AM The FBI says the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8.
Posted: 10:37 AM The formal introduction of a bipartisan Senate immigration bill is sparking intense debate on Capitol Hill and beyond, as lawmakers and groups on all sides digest the 844-page legislation to enact sweeping changes to the nation's immigration laws.
Posted: 10:34 AM The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance."
Posted: 12:28 PM A St. Joseph County Jail inmate is on the loose after escaping early Tuesday morning.
Posted: 12:26 PM The Kentucky Derby Festival held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss how the events in Boston will affect Thunder over Louisville this weekend.
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