An apartment building collapses in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy East Village.
Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.
The more serious of two charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a rare and obscure charge called “misbehavior before the enemy,” one that left military lawyers struggling to recall the last time it was leveled against a U.S. service member. Whereas desertion carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a conviction of misbehavior before the enemy can result in a life sentence.
Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.
"The victims realized just at the last moment. We can hear them screaming." — Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin, describing passengers' cries of terror just before a co-pilot deliberately plowed Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside.