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Iran grounds commercial aircraft across wide swath of the country as air defense systems fire amid reported explosions

Apr. 18, 2024 22:41 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran grounds commercial aircraft across wide swath of the country as air defense systems fire amid reported explosions.

Iran fires air defense batteries in several provinces, the state-run IRNA news agency reports, without elaborating

Apr. 18, 2024 22:25 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran fires air defense batteries in several provinces, the state-run IRNA news agency reports, without elaborating.

Suspect in fire outside of US Sen. Bernie Sanders' Vermont office to remain detained, judge says

Apr. 18, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The man accused of starting a fire outside independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office earlier this month will remain detained pending further legal proceedings, a federal judge ordered Thursday. Shant Michael Soghomonian was indicted by a grand...

Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

Apr. 18, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As unpredictable wildfires roared across Maui last August, the head of the emergency management agency dragged his heels about returning to the island amid the unfolding crisis, while a broad communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without emergency...

Fire kills 2, critically injures another at Connecticut home. Officials believe it was a crime

Apr. 18, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fire that killed two people and critically injured a third at a multifamily home in Connecticut appears to be “criminal in nature,” local authorities said Thursday. The blaze was reported at about 6 p.m. Wednesday in Wallingford, about 14 miles (23...

District attorney says Memphis police officer may have been killed by friendly fire

Apr. 18, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 17-year-old suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer has not been accused of first-degree murder because information obtained by the district attorney's office shows the officer was killed by friendly fire, officials said. In a...

Fire in truck carrying lithium ion batteries leads to 3-hour evacuation in Columbus, Ohio

Apr. 18, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities evacuated an area of Ohio's capital, Columbus, for several hours on Thursday out of fear that a fire in truck's trailer could have caused lithium ion batteries to explode. Police began evacuating a several-block area west of downtown shortly after...

Copenhagen's mayor hopes to learn from Notre Dame reconstruction after historic building fire

Apr. 18, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen's mayor said Thursday she contacted her Paris counterpart to see what could be learned from the reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral in the French capital, after a fire devastated the Danish city's 400-year-old stock exchange building. ...

Takeaways from this week's reports on the deadly 2023 Maui fire that destroyed Lahaina

Apr. 18, 2024 05:40 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — More than half a year after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century burned through a historic Maui town, officials are still trying to determine exactly what went wrong and how to prevent similar catastrophes in the future. But two reports released this week are filling...

Today in History: April 18, San Francisco’s great earthquake sets off fires, thousands die

Apr. 18, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today is Thursday, April 18, the 109th day of 2024. There are 257 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 18, 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000...