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PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 1:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility says the deal,...

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.

Dec. 6, 2019 10:49 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.

Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure

Dec. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators. The report by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office and the...

Fiery crash closes Interstate 10 in Louisiana

Dec. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

A fiery crash involving a car and an 18-wheeler led to a shutdown of Interstate 10 in southeast Louisiana on Friday afternoon. State police social media posts said all lanes were closed at the Grammercy exit between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. There were no immediate reports of injuries. But The Advocate of...

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' blaze a new path

Dec. 6, 2019 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” It’s a sumptuous period romance set in 18th-century France about women making art free, for a...

2 found dead after trailer fire near Pine Ridge

Dec. 6, 2019 4:28 PM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Two people were found dead after a trailer fire near Pine Ridge earlier this week. The fire happened early Monday about three miles east of Pine Ridge. Oglala Sioux Police Chief Robert Ecoffey tells the Rapid City Journal that the trailer was totally engulfed by the time first...

Wyoming oil field explosions, fire severely burn 3 workers

Dec. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EST

CARPENTER, Wyo. (AP) — Explosions and a fire at a Wyoming oil field severely burned three workers. The workers were taken to hospitals in the capital of Cheyenne and across the border in Greeley, Colorado, after the blasts at a compressor station late Thursday, according to Laramie County Fire District No....

Iraqi officials: 12 killed in Baghdad’s Khilani Square after unknown assailants fire live ammunition from cars

Dec. 6, 2019 1:57 PM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 12 killed in Baghdad’s Khilani Square after unknown assailants fire live ammunition from cars.

Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in murder case

Dec. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman who is serving a life sentence for setting a 2014 fire that killed her boyfriend. The Kitsap Sun reports the court issued a 6-3 decision Thursday that upheld the aggravated first-degree murder conviction of Shelly...

Montana man pays $1K in fines for starting fire near Helena

Dec. 6, 2019 12:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana resident has paid more than $1,000 to the Bureau of Land Management for starting a fire triggering the evacuation of about 500 homes near Helena this summer. The Independent Record reported Thursday that Joshua Kiilsgaard paid the agency Oct. 12 for two citations issued after...