Tornado strikes Wyoming town
WRIGHT, Wyo. - Residents had just five minutes warning before a tornado tore into a mobile home park, killing two people and destroying dozens of homes.
About a dozen people were injured, but only one remained hospitalized Saturday. Three people who had been listed as missing Friday night were found safe.
The twister touched down Friday afternoon in this coal-mining town of 1,500 people about 100 miles northeast of Casper. It was on the ground an estimated 10 to 15 minutes, destroying 40 to 50 mobile homes and scattering metal siding, furniture and debris throughout the town.
Nation, families revisit Sept. 11
NEW YORK - The families of fallen firefighters revisited the heart-rending morning of Sept. 11 with the rest of the nation as the Fire Department opened a trove of finely sketched recollections of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Relatives pored over more than 12,000 pages of oral histories and hours of recorded radio transmissions in which firefighters described in vivid, intimate detail how they rushed to save fleeing civilians before the twin towers collapsed in choking clouds of dust and debris.
Tropical storm could strengthen
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Irene continued moving northwestward Saturday morning and could reach hurricane strength, but was on a course that was expected to eventually curve away from the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said.
At 5 a.m., Irene's top sustained winds were near 70 mph, and would become a hurricane if those winds hit at least 74 mph.
Couple accused in shooting fight quick extradition
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The couple accused of killing a Tennessee corrections officer in a brazen escape said Friday they would fight efforts to send them back to face charges, with the husband declaring: "I don't want to leave without her."
Judge blocks new labor rules
WASHINGTON - A federal judge has blocked the Bush administration's plans to overhaul personnel and pay rules at the Department of Homeland Security, saying the government-wide change of labor rules fails to protect workers' right to bargain collectively.
The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer is a victory for the National Treasury Employees Union. They argued the proposal would have taken away their bargaining rights on issues such as assigning employees and technology use.
- From wire reports