When Steve Jensen took in a "sweet" gas smell on his sprawling North Dakota wheat field, he had no idea what he would eventually uncover: 20,600 barrels of crude oil spewing from the ground -- enough oil to fill three Olympic-size swimming pools and the largest spill on U.S. soil to date, according to Jensen.
Josh Hargis, an Army Ranger severely injured in Afghanistan last week, was thought to be unconscious during his Purple Heart ceremony. He lost both legs and was hooked to a breathing tube at a military hospital in Afghanistan.
Alaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown.
Vanilla Ice, the rapper-turned-renovator, has a new show on DIY network. Titled “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish,” the series follows the 45-year-old rapper as he spends two months living with an Amish community in rural Ohio.