Explosion at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others
File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(MCEWEN, Tenn.) -- One person is dead and three other people have been seriously injured in a fiery explosion Wednesday at a Tennessee ammunition plant.
Now under control, according to officials, the fire destroyed Rio Ammunition in McEwen, Tenn. The plant is owned by the adjacent explosives manufacturer Accurate Energetic Systems.
"At this time we've got the fire extinguished in the building itself -- still smoldering but under control," Odell Poyner, Humphrey County director of Emergency Management, said Wednesday. "Firefighters are still putting on some water."
US Lawyers Aim to Profit in Malaysia Airlines Tragedy
Feng Li/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- In the midst of their anguish and grief, some families of the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say they are being besieged by high-stakes versions of ambulance chasers -- American lawyers looking for clients.
"That is piling insult onto injury and this is just not acceptable,” said Sarah Bacj, girlfriend of American passenger Philip Wood.
Among the U.S. lawyers who have already shown up in Malaysia are members of Ribbeck Law of Chicago, led by Monica Ribbeck Kelly. At a quickly staged news conference, the firm’s lawyers...
Boston Marathon Hoax Suspect Held on $100K Bail
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office(BOSTON) -- The man accused in a hoax on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks was ordered held on $100,000 bail when he appeared briefly in court Wednesday.
In a blue V-neck prison smock, 25-year-old Kevin Edson stood while prosecutor Susan Terry told the judge Edson left a backpack containing a rice cooker at the finish line of the marathon Tuesday night.
The device Edson had was not an actual explosive, police said.
A doctor said Edson has a history of psychiatric disturbances and was off his...