In the 1950s Detroit was thriving. Times have changed. The population is down to 750,000 from 1.8 million with a third of the people unemployed. For the Detroit Fire Department it's a powder keg that ignites every night of the year.
A 12-year-old boy from Pittsburgh, Penn., sustained severe second-degree burns on his back after participating in a dangerous teen fad called "salt and ice challenge," making the rounds on YouTube and social networking sites.
The first of two brothers convicted of inciting racial hatred and criminal harassment, after burning a cross on the lawn of an interracial couple in N.S., will spend two more months in custody.
Pastor Terry Jones has said he has called off his plans to burn the Koran Saturday.The pastor of Dove World Outreach Centers spoke to Muslim leaders and he agreed to move the location of the planned Islamic cultural center and mosque in New York.
Florida boy set ablaze by 5 classmates remains in a burn center and has received the first of many surgeries to repair his skin. Brewer is sedated, and doctors say "nothing bad has happened." Five middle-school classmates in juvenile detention facility.
Michael Brewer, 15, was set on fire by other juveniles. Authorities released disturbing tapes of 911 calls reporting the attack. The juveniles are charged with aggravated battery. Brewer remains in intensive care, facing "years of skin grafts."
Fifty-eight people were injured, two critically, when a Continental Airlines flight veered off the runway and caught fire during take-off from the US city of Denver. Keeping his cool, a man Twittered while trying to escape the burning aircraft.
A technician from a cable company made a few wrong connections and ended up incinerating a customer's Powerbook. The good thing was that the cable company owned up its mistake and has promised to reimburse the customer.