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Troubled Nielsen to update measurements for local television

Sep. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company, increasingly under fire from the television industry, on Tuesday said it would soon incorporate homes that have cut off cable in favor of broadband in its viewing measurements for local TV markets. Nielsen estimates some 20% of...

Fire burns main building of lodge on mountain near Las Vegas

Sep. 17, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire on Friday burned the main building of the Mount Charleston Lodge in a forest area that is a popular retreat from summer heat for Las Vegas residents. A fire official and a representative of the company that owns the business said the building that...

EPA strikes deal for cleanup of battery site that burned

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois battery company to clean up a warehouse where a June fire led to the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents, the agency said Thursday. Superior Battery in Morris...

Fire destroys building that housed store, post office

Sep. 13, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

MINOT, Maine (AP) — Investigators are at the scene of a weekend fire that destroyed the Village Trading Post in West Minot, Maine. The fire swept through the business on Saturday and firefighters continued to battle hotspots through the weekend. ...

Fire damages Thai nightclub popular with Indian tourists

Sep. 13, 2021 03:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A fire in Pattaya, the Thai seaside resort city southeast of Bangkok known for its racy nightlife, has badly damaged a large nightclub catering to Indian tourists, officials said Monday. There were no injuries or deaths in the Sunday night blaze, said...

Fire destroys classic cars in shop near Traverse City

Sep. 06, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Fire destroyed about a dozen classic cars at a restoration shop near Traverse City, authorities said. Sensors triggered a fire alarm Sunday morning at the shop in East Bay Township. Firefighters were able to save a few cars but many were...

Wisconsin cops back on the job after being fired, forced out

Aug. 28, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One officer was accused by a supervisor of snoozing in his squad car while on duty. Another had multiple drunken run-ins with police, including after bar fights. A third repeatedly sent lewd photos to a female officer. All of them were fired or...

5 dead, 2 missing in fire on Mexican Gulf oil platform

Aug. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Monday five workers were killed, two workers are missing and six were injured in a massive fire at one of its oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Petroleos Mexicanos said the fire at the processing platform in...

Business owners complaining about trash fire in Johnston

Aug. 17, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Some businesses in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston are complaining about smoke and ash billowing from a trash pile in the city that’s been burning for more than 10 days. The fire has been burning a massive pile of construction materials, mulch...

Coroner: Grandfather set fire that killed self, son, 2 kids

Aug. 10, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

STEELTON, Pa. (AP) — A grandfather set fire to a Pennsylvania apartment above a convenience store last week, killing himself as well as his son and two grandchildren, a coroner said Tuesday. Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick told reporters that Jafar Afshar, 67,...