• Flames from the Taylor Bridge Fire climb the side of Lookout Mountain east of Cle Elum, Wash., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

    A fast-moving wildfire burned at least 40 homes across about 23 square miles of central Washington, one several blazes burning Tuesday across the West threatening homes and sending up plumes of smoke.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
  • In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

    A man swam ashore, scaled a fence and walked dripping wet into Kennedy Airport despite a $100 million system of surveillance cameras and motion detectors.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT
  • The state attorney general's office urged a key official on Friday to dismiss a $150 million claim filed by a woman who was mauled and disfigured by a chimpanzee that went to berserk in 2009.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT