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Fire damages 2 downtown Columbus commercial buildings

Dec. 04, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A fire in downtown Columbus destroyed a commercial building containing offices and a photo studio and left three firefighters with minor injuries early Sunday. A passerby discovered the fire and called 911 around midnight. When firefighters arrived within...

Atlanta house fire kills 2 during gas leak in front yard

Dec. 04, 2022 12:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta house fire killed two people over the weekend and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the agency announced Sunday. The fire involved natural gas, according to a tweet from the NTSB, which investigates pipeline mishaps. ...

Police say 3 dead, 2 injured in fiery crash in west Phoenix

Dec. 04, 2022 10:18 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Three people were killed and two others injured after a fiery car crash in west Phoenix, authorities said Sunday. Phoenix police said the crash occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday. City firefighters doused the flames in one of the cars and police say...

2 children killed in overnight fire in Salisbury, N.C.

Dec. 03, 2022 17:21 PM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Two children died and two adults were injured in an overnight house fire in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Salisbury Post reported Saturday that the Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Emergency Services were called to a home at about 12:30 a.m. ...

Baltimore fire chief resigns as fatal fire report released

Dec. 02, 2022 18:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s fire chief resigned Friday, the same day as the release of a report that reviewed the department’s response to a January vacant rowhouse fire that left three firefighters dead. Mayor Brandon Scott announced that he decided to accept Chief Niles...

Population increase for endangered red squirrels in Arizona

Dec. 02, 2022 12:15 PM EST

SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest survey shows another increase in the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona, according to authorities. State Game and Fish Department officials said Thursday that the annual survey...

San Antonio truck stop engulfed by massive fire

Dec. 01, 2022 19:06 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A massive fire broke out at a San Antonio truck stop early Thursday, engulfing the convenience store in flames and sending a large plume of smoke into the air. Firefighters first received a call at about 5 a.m. Thursday about a fire that broke out inside the...

Mayor: More than 12 killed in Haiti as gangs vie for control

Dec. 01, 2022 16:27 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — More than 12 people were slain and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told The Associated Press on Thursday. The incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret northwest of...

AP's top 2022 photos capture a planet bursting at the seams

Dec. 01, 2022 00:35 AM EST

Taken together, they can convey the feeling of a world convulsing — 150 Associated Press images from across 2022, showing the fragments that make up our lives and freezing in time the moments that somehow, these days, seem to pass faster than ever. Here: a man recovering items from...

Police: Deputy posed as teen online to sexually extort girl

Nov. 30, 2022 17:58 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff’s deputy posed as a 17-year-old boy online and asked a teenage California girl for nude photos before he drove across the country and killed her mother and grandparents and set fire to their home, authorities said Wednesday. Austin Lee...