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Man sets himself on fire outside Alabama Walmart

May. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A man who set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama was reported in stable condition Friday at a Tennessee hospital. After the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the man was taken to a hospital in Athens, Alabama, and then sent by helicopter ambulance to Vanderbilt...

Walmart fire creates toxic smoke, closes nearby businesses

May. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Fire crews closed the Walmart superstore in Lebanon after responding to a fire inside the store. The Lebanon Fire District says the fire started Tuesday afternoon in an aisle where pool-cleaning chemicals were stored, creating toxic smoke. The smoke was thick enough that crews had to...

Texas petrochemical facility with March blaze has flash fire

May. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — A company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March says it quickly extinguished a small fire that broke out at the facility during ongoing cleanup efforts. Intercontinental Terminals Company says the flash fire happened at 11:45 a.m....

Fire in New Orleans French Quarter restaurant; 2 injured

May. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people have been injured after a fire broke out in a restaurant in New Orleans' tourist-heavy French Quarter. New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Louis Carrier says it happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday at the Oceana Grill. News outlets report two people were taken to an area...

Upstate NY dealership fire destroys HBO miniseries set

May. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A fire at a used car dealership in upstate New York has totally destroyed the set for a new HBO miniseries starring Mark Ruffalo and Rosie O'Donnell. The upcoming series "I Know This Much is True" had been filming at the Ellenville dealership and in nearby Poughkeepsie and Ulster...

Huge blaze destroys at least 75 antique cars and motorcycles

May. 9, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ETNA, Pa. (AP) — A blaze at a sprawling storage facility in Pennsylvania destroyed at least 75 antique and classic cars and motorcycles. Etna Fire Chief Greg Porter says the fire broke out Wednesday at the large commercial building a few miles north of Pittsburgh. A number of small businesses also rent...

NBA fires Turkish company that left Kanter off a tweet

May. 2, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

The NBA reacted in support of Portland's Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league's Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter's efforts in the Trail Blazers' victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series. The league also fired the Turkish company in...

Charges filed after fire at Texas petrochemical facility

Apr. 29, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Water pollution charges were filed Monday against a company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility where a large fire that burned for days in March caused chemicals to flow into a nearby waterway. The Harris County District Attorney's Office announced it filed five...

Oklahoma authorities: Three children hurt in shooting when officer fires at man suspected of robbing restaurant

Apr. 26, 2019 11:36 PM EDT
HUGO, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities: Three children hurt in shooting when officer fires at man suspected of robbing restaurant.

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...