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Thanksgiving fire engulfs Florida shopping center

Nov. 26, 2020 12:25 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — State fire marshals are investigating a suspicious fire that engulfed a shopping center early Thanksgiving morning. The fire at the Village Plaza shopping center in Daytona Beach broke out at about 4 a.m. Thursday and spread into several units, according to WKMG-TV in Orlando....

Man arrested for arson at COVID-19 hotel for homeless

Nov. 26, 2020 8:11 AM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A man staying at a hotel in Renton for people experiencing homelessness with COVID-19 was arrested after a hotel room caught fire, police said. Renton firefighters responded to fire in a sixth floor room inside the Red Lion Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, KOMO-TV reported. Firefighters...

Fire destroys Mississippi business

Nov. 24, 2020 8:42 AM EST

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a Mississippi cabinet shop, authorities said. The blaze happened late Monday in Rankin County, WLBT-TV reported. A passerby saw smoke at the business and called 911, Rankin County Emergency Management Director Mike Word said. No one was inside at that time, and no...

This undated photo provided by the Sarpy County Jail shows Roberto Carlos Silva, of Omaha, who was arrested in connection to an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed and two were wounded. Silva was booked into jail early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-in in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. (Sarpy County Jail via AP)

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

Nov. 23, 2020 2:25 PM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities filed additional charges Monday against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree...

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Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

Nov. 18, 2020 7:54 PM EST

A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about corruption in Romania, may not directly concern current events but it feels urgent and vital just the same. In 2015, a fire swept through a Bucharest nightclub without emergency...

A police cordon line is set at a fire site, top center with broken windows, in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. City authorities said a fire in a crowded residential district in Hong Kong has

Fire in Hong Kong apartment building kills 7, injures 11

Nov. 16, 2020 8:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said at least seven people were killed and 11 injured in a fire at an apartment building that may have started at a gathering of people from the city's Nepalese community. The blaze broke out Sunday night in Yau Ma Tei, a usually bustling area in Kowloon packed...

Firefighters extinguish a fire in the row of shops in the Uncle Tom's Hut subway station in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Four people have been injured, one of them severely, when a fire broke out in a subway station in Berlin. The German news agency dpa reported Monday that the fire broke out late Sunday and 120 firefighters were still fighting the flames Monday morning, but said the fire was mostly under control. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

Fire in Berlin subway station injures 4

Nov. 16, 2020 4:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A fire broke out in a subway station in Berlin, injuring four people, one seriously, the German news agency dpa reported Monday. The fire broke out late Sunday and 120 firefighters were still fighting the flames Monday morning, but said the fire was mostly under control. The cause of the...

The facade of the hospital is blackened by smoke from the ICU unit following a fire in Piatra Neamt, northern Romania, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Romanian officials say a fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients has killed 10 people and critically injured seven others as a blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for people with COVID-19 patients at the public hospital according to the Emergency Situations Inspectorate.(ZIarPiatraNeamt.ro via AP)

Romania: Fire in COVID-19 intensive care unit kills 10

Nov. 14, 2020 5:04 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. Prosecutors quickly opened a criminal investigation. The blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for...

Iowa man convicted for ex-girlfriend's killing, hotel fire

Nov. 13, 2020 5:07 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday ruled that an Iowa man is guilty of second-degree murder for killing his former girlfriend in a hotel room and then setting it on fire. But District Judge Steven Andreasen ruled 30-year-old Jordan Henry's drug-addled brain and underlying psychosis prevented him...

Human remains found in Lafayette storage facility after fire

Nov. 13, 2020 12:46 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a storage facility following a fire in Lafayette, authorities say. Fire investigators discovered the remains in a storage unit that was among several that burned Thursday morning at Simply Self Storage, Lafayette police Lt. Matt Gard told the Journal...