A decorated U.S. soldier died Tuesday morning along with his two young daughters as he attempted to rescue the girls from their burning North Carolina home, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.
An Army Green Beret charged with trying to take explosives on an American Airlines flight over the weekend told investigators he didn't realize he had C-4 in his carry-on bag, according to a criminal complaint.
A Tennessee man accused of wounding an Alabama sheriff's deputy and a Tennessee police officer has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after his capture overnight, authorities announced Tuesday.
A chemistry experiment sparked an explosion that injured three high school students Tuesday in central North Carolina.
Students were performing the experiment when it ignited prematurely about 3:10 p.m., according to Theresa Perry, assistant superintendent of communications at E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville.
The three were taken to an area hospital, but their conditions weren't immediately known, Perry said.
The school was evacuated as a precaution and hazardous materials crews remained on the scene late Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Fayetteville Fire Department.
The explosion involved potassium chloride and possibly other chemicals, the statement said.
Gay pride was on display in towns and cities across the United States Sunday as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people -- and their supporters -- marched in parades large and small to demand equality, oppose discrimination and express pride in who they are.
As a walkup to the NFL draft on April 25, SI.com writer Ted Keith has arranged to get diary entries from Aaron Curry, an All-America linebacker at Wake Forest who is projected to go high in the first round. You can read his first entry here, his second entry here and his third entry here.
As a walkup to the NFL draft on April 25, SI.com writer Ted Keith has arranged to get diary entries from Aaron Curry, an All-America linebacker at Wake Forest who is projected to go high in the first round. In them he'll talk about his preparation for the combine, his workouts for NFL teams and his hopes and fears leading to and including draft day.
NEW YORK -- At three years old in 1993, Xavier Nixon was already saluting soldiers. By four, he was putting them at parade rest. An army brat trailing his drill sergeant mother, Fotini, around the Fort Jackson barracks in Columbia, S.C., he learned the family business early. "I consider myself part of the Army," said Xavier, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound left tackle from Jack Britt High in Fayetteville, N.C. "I've put in 18 years of service."
In 1783, Louis-SÉbastian Lenormand climbed to the top of an observatory tower in Montpellier, France, leaned over the edge, and jumped. An astonished crowd watched as he fell to the ground with the aid of a new contraption called the parachute and landed unhurt.
Authorities have identified a soldier in training as a person of interest in the death of a pregnant soldier in North Carolina, a military official said. Plus, a North Carolina newspaper received a letter purportedly from the soldier's killer.
It's 1900 hours on Veterans Day in Fayetteville, N.C., a pistol shot from the Fort Bragg military base. Ten minutes ago a 25-year-old self-taught engineer named Adam Gettings pulled into the Waffle House parking lot, lifted the hatch of his black SUV, and unveiled what could very well be the future of urban warfare: a toy-like but gun-wielding robot designed to replace human soldiers on the battlefield.
John Knapp tries to change his airline ticket from Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Washington, but his airline won't let him and his travel agency, Orbitz, won't help him. Now he has to pay for a new ticket. Is he entitled to a refund? And if so, who should pay him back?
A proposed business deal that would turn control of six U.S. ports over to an United Arab Emirates-based company has raised security concerns among some lawmakers. CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers of the "Situation Room" what they thought. Here is a selection of their responses, sent in by e-mail:
With all of the political goings-on this summer, you may have missed out on an important holiday last July 28 -- National Drive-Thru Day. The day celebrates the fact that it's now possible for drivers to take care of practically all of life's errands without ever having to leave their cars. The following is a drive-by of the ever-expanding world of drive-through services.
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