An emotional Parnelli Jones fondly recalled Jason Leffler's rise from a volunteer in Jones' race shop to a championship-caliber driver.
A ferry navigating Philippine waters with an estimated 60 passengers on board sank on Friday, killing two.
A Colorado sheriff said the two deaths reported in the Black Forest Fire that has raged in recent days are now being treated as homicides.
A popular sports bar in Miami that was packed to the hilt for Thursday's NBA finals turned into chaos zone as an outdoor deck collapsed, sending dozens into the water and injuring more than 30.
When Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York City subways, I remember thinking to myself, "Gee, the city should spend a couple of million dollars upgrading the air-ventilation shafts and subway entrances to prevent this from happening again." Now, we see that the mayor proposes a nearly $20 billion program to solve this problem ("NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to spend $19.5B to fight hurricanes," Web, June 12). Mr. Bloomberg's plan includes building walls around lower Manhattan to keep out rising waters owing to global warming. But melting ice packs will only raise sea levels one inch per decade at most, so this is hardly worth building ugly walls that would destroy views from places like Battery Park. Surely, it would be better to simply protect air-ventilation shafts and subway entrances from the once-a-century Sandy-type storm.
Remains of two people have been found in an area burned by a wildfire that has destroyed at least 360 houses northeast of Colorado Springs.
If not for Fast and Furious, the Benghazi disaster, the politicization of the IRS, the Associated Press and James Rosen hassling, and secret data collection by the self-described most open and transparent administration in history ("Scandalmania," Commentary, June 11), I do believe I'd be at peace with the universe.
A storm Thursday that made its way to the D.C. area from the Midwest did not swell to a derecho, and a severe storm watch for the morning was canceled. But the system was expected to redevelop and pelt the region more heavily into the evening, National Weather Service forecasters said.
NAME: Jason Leffler.