Gunfire was reported just before 9:30 a.m. in National City, California, leading to an 8-hour standoff.
The Pakistan oil tanker explosion killed at least 148 people, mostly onlookers or motorists who stopped and attempted to gather leaking fuel.
Two fugitives from Tennessee are on the run and said to be in New York state, authorities said.
Fort Worth Police say a three-year-old boy died after crawling into a car at his home on the hottest day of the year so far.
Hope was fading for 118 people still missing after a huge landslide in China that left at least 15 people confirmed dead.