Hungarian town of Kolontar being evacuated on fears of new sludge flood from reservoir

Hungary town evacuated, fears of new sludge flood

Excitement and anxiety in Chile as escape shaft drill nears 33 trapped miners

Escape shaft nearly reaches Chile’s trapped miners

Chile anticipates ‘great day’ as escape shaft nears 33 miners trapped underground since August

Chile sees ‘great day’ with escape shaft near done

Feds cite owners of Ky. coal mine where collapse killed 2 for not adequately supporting roof

Feds cite coal mine owners in fatal Ky. collapse

Toxic red sludge from plant floods towns in western Hungary called an ‘ecological disaster’

Hungary sludge flood called ‘ecological disaster’

3 dead, 6 missing after red sludge from alumina plant floods towns in western Hungary

Death toll rises to 3 in Hungary sludge flood

Somalia’s ambulance workers risk death to rescue wounded; 20 dead in 3 days of fighting

Somali ambulance workers risk death in city of war

Washington state approves record $2.39M fine for refinery blast that could have been prevented

$2.39 million fine for Wash. state refinery blast

Building, factory wall collapse in separate accidents in China, killing at least 14

Building, factory wall in China topple, killing 14

BP says oil spill costs rise to $11.2 billion; Gulf of Mexico assets pledged as collateral

BP says oil spill costs rise to $11.2 billion

Massey Energy accuses federal investigators of destroying evidence W.Va. mine

Massey: Feds destroyed evidence at W.Va. mine

Deaths in Jamaica at 5 as rains dumped by Tropical Storm Nicole trigger mudslides, floods

Death toll rises to 5 in Jamaican floods, slides

Interior Department sets new rules for offshore drilling, a step toward lifting deepwater ban

Interior Dept. sets new offshore drilling rules

Protesters demand boycott of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi

Protesters take to streets against C’wealth Games

Officials: Late night attacks kill 3 police officers in 2 northern Iraqi cities

BAGHDAD — Officials say three police officers have been killed in late night attacks in two northern Iraqi cities, including a bombing that also injured eight bystanders.

Slayings with silencers on rise in wave of Iraq insurgent hits

Silenced slayings on the rise in Iraq

BAGHDAD — For about $100 at outlaw workshops, gunmen can get what’s become the tool of choice in Baghdad these days: silencers for pistols and automatic weapons.

Conn. governor’s order bans gas blow pipe cleaning procedure at power plants after fatal blast

Conn. gov bans gas blow pipe cleaning procedure

Commonwealth Games official: Games’ chief rushing to Delhi for emergency visit amid problems

Commonwealth Games chief rushing to New Delhi

Conn. committee recommends banning ‘gas blows’ at plants, more training for inspectors

Conn. committee seeks to ban ‘gas blows’ at plants

Bridge collapse, construction delays put next month’s Commonwealth Games in jeopardy

Commonwealth Games in doubt after bridge collapse

Footbridge collapse near Commonwealth games site injures 23 in Indian capital

Footbridge collapse injures 23 in Indian capital

Van with 30 schoolchildren plunges into river in Pakistani Kashmir; most kids missing or dead

Van carrying 30 kids plunges into Pakistani river

Well’s official death marks milestone, as Gulf assesses harm and looks ahead

The well is dead, but Gulf challenges live on

Chileans search souls as trapped miners, hunger-striking Indians crash bicentennial party

Trapped miners force Chileans to re-examine image

Govt report says deepwater drilling moratorium hasn’t increased unemployment in Gulf region

U.S. President Barack Obama

Feds find minimal impacts on jobs, oil production from Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium

President Barack Obama

6 injured in explosion, fire still burning at Tennessee plant that makes military flares

6 hurt in explosion at Tenn. plant making flares

6 hurt, 3 critically, in explosion at southwest Tenn. plant that makes military flares

6 injured in explosion at Tenn. flare plant

Pacific Gas and Electric launches $100M fund for victims of deadly Northern Calif blast

PG&E launches $100M fund for Calif blast victims

Plane crashes with 51 aboard in Venezuela; at least 21 survive, officials say

Plane crashed with 51 aboard in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — A plane carrying 51 people from a Caribbean island crashed Monday in eastern Venezuela, and officials said 33 survived, while the rest were killed or missing.

Calif. regulators order PG&E to survey all its natural gas pipelines in state in wake of blast

Regulators: PG&E must survey all its gas pipelines

Residents return to ruined Calif hillsides after blowout of gas line that was ranked high-risk

Residents return home after Calif pipeline blowout

Attorneys for 9 dead and injured workers sue over Connecticut power plant explosion

Workers suing companies over Conn. plant blast

Explosion at major Pemex refinery in northern Mexico kills 1, injures 10

Explosion at Pemex refinery kills 1 in Mexico

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

Future hiring will generate mainly high-skilled or low-paying jobs in service industries

As Chilean miners below await rescue, strains test ties of families above

Chile mine disaster exposes old family feuds

Uruguayans who survived 72 days in snow-covered mountains tell Chilean miners’ kin: Be strong

‘Alive’ survivors to Chilean mining kin: Be strong

Oil platform catches fire off La. coast; all 13 crew members are rescued from Gulf

President Barack Obama

Coast Guard: no sign of oil leak after Gulf platform fire, but crews continue to monitor

No sign of oil spill after Gulf platform fire

Oil platform explodes, catches fire off La. coast; all 13 crew members are rescued from Gulf