This video image provided by WFAA-TV shows injured people being treated on the flood-lit the high school football field turned into a staging area after the blast in West Texas Wednesday April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/WFAA-TV)

Photos: Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The explosion could be heard dozens of miles away. It sent flames shooting into the night sky and rained burning embers, shrapnel and debris…

Tom Burkleaux, owner of New Deal Distillery, adjusts a steam valve while keeping a close eye on his still, used for making gin and vodka. New Deal handcrafts its spirits starting with the grain. Undated photo. (Christopher Onstott/Portland Tribune)

Distillers’ spirited debate

What’s missing from the buzz about Portland’s Distillery Row is a dirty little secret in the distilling industry that no one likes to talk a…

A letter handler's scare: ricin

What is ricin?

The poison ricin was found inside two letters discovered nationally this week: one to the president and the other to a senator. So what is r…

Dustin Self, seen in his Oklahoma driver's license photo (Courtesy: Harney County Sheriff's Department, April 18, 2013)

Oklahoma teen missing in southern Oregon

The teen’s car was found about two miles west of the Fields Denio Road and slid off the roadway in what officials described as very rough wi…