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Crews battling large fire at suburban Chicago warehouse

Feb. 06, 2023 12:53 PM EST

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Fire crews were battling a large fire Monday at a suburban Chicago warehouse that produced a towering smoke plume visible for miles, a city spokesman said. Chicago Heights spokesman David Ormsby said the Morgan Li warehouse was fully engulfed in flames,...

Fire extensively damages Buddhist temple in Australian city

Feb. 06, 2023 02:04 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A Buddhist temple has been extensively damaged by fire in the Australian city of Melbourne. About 80 firefighters fought the blaze at the Bright Moon Buddhist Temple for more than two hours before it was brought under control late Sunday. Spot fires were...

My Sister’s House: helping women in cycle of incarceration

Feb. 06, 2023 00:03 AM EST

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — The sign just above the front door of the new two-story house under construction in New Bern bears a simple message: “My Sister’s House — Where your past doesn’t matter.” The pledge is meant as a welcoming for the women that will one...

Fire in Houston airport locker room delays morning flights

Feb. 05, 2023 12:51 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A fire at Houston’s largest airport delayed flights on Sunday and forced passengers and employees to temporarily evacuate a terminal, officials said. No injuries were reported. Houston firefighters were called to Bush Intercontinental Airport after a fire was...

Milford’s Carlisle Fire Company names first Black chief

Feb. 05, 2023 09:06 AM EST

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Donning an air mask and heading into a blaze without hesitation, hose in hand — that’s one way to earn respect as the newest volunteer in your fire department. Such was the case for Shawn Hinton in 2004, when he joined the Carlisle Fire Co. in Milford as a...

50-car train derailment causes big fire, evacuations in Ohio

Feb. 04, 2023 18:15 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A freight train derailment in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line left a mangled and charred mass of boxcars and flames Saturday as authorities launched a federal investigation and monitored air quality from the various hazardous chemicals in the train. ...

San Jose officer wounded in standoff with shooting suspect

Feb. 04, 2023 15:37 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose police officer was shot in the leg early Saturday during a standoff with a man who allegedly shot up a patrol car during an earlier traffic stop, authorities said. The man later surrendered and the officer was expected to recover, police said. ...

Chile wildfires spread amid heat wave as death toll rises

Feb. 04, 2023 14:17 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile extended an emergency declaration to yet another region on Saturday as firefighters struggled to control dozens of raging wildfires that have claimed at least 22 lives amid a scorching heat wave that has broken records. The government declared a state...

Regional leaders urge immediate cease-fire in eastern Congo

Feb. 04, 2023 13:12 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Regional heads of state have called for an immediate cease-fire by all parties in eastern Congo, where tensions have grown amid talk of war as Congo and neighboring Rwanda trade allegations of backing armed rebels. The communique issued Saturday at the end of...

2 St. Louis police officers, suspect shot during chase

Feb. 03, 2023 14:53 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man is in custody and recovering from a bullet wound after shooting two St. Louis police officers who returned fire. The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, just south of downtown. The officers were initially listed in critical but stable condition. In...