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A salvage crane shrouded in fog rises above a barge in a creek near the Tennessee River at the scene of a fatal marina fire at Scottsboro, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Crews already have removed at least two boats that burned at Jackson County Park Marina, and authorities say it could take several days to recover all 35 of the boats that burned in the blaze. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

1 boat targeted as possible cause of deadly Alabama blaze

Jan. 28, 2020 2:13 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Investigators on Tuesday were focusing on one boat in particular as a possible cause of a massive Alabama marina fire that killed eight people, and using floating barriers to contain environmental damage. The dock at Jackson County Park Marina is on a wide creek that feeds into the...

Pakistani rescue workers look for survivors amid debri of a building in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Pakistani officials said Tuesday that a gas cylinder explosion at a small perfume-making factory killed many people and injured others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

Pakistan gas cylinder explosion kills 11 in perfume factory

Jan. 28, 2020 8:17 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A massive explosion and fire triggered by a gas cylinder explosion engulfed a small perfume factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, rescuer workers and police said. Two people were also injured in the blast, which caused the roof of the factory to...

Wildfire smoke billows behind a mountain range on Tuesday, jan. 28, 2020, close to Canberra's southern outskirts. The rapidly-spreading wildfire sparked by a military helicopter on Monday is threatening homes on Tuesday on the outskirts of the Australian capital. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Wildfire threatens homes on Australian capital's outskirts

Jan. 28, 2020 8:12 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a military helicopter helping firefighting efforts was blazing out of control and threatening homes on the outskirts of Australia's capital on Tuesday as fire danger escalated across the country’s southeast. The fire had spread over 8,000 hectares...

FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, Jon Guerrero, charged with killing three homeless men and an elderly woman in a series of San Diego attacks, is escorted out of the courtroom in San Diego after his arraignment. Guerrero, with a criminal record and history of mental illness, pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, to four counts of murder in a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Man pleads guilty to killings of San Diego homeless men

Jan. 28, 2020 12:26 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of murder in a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. Jon David Guerrero, 42, agreed to be sentenced May 1 to four consecutive life...

The charred remains of a boat are shown following a fatal fire at a Tennessee River marina in Scottsboro, Ala., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities said the fire was reported overnight while people were sleeping on boats tied up at a dock. Crews had to rescue people from the water, and fire officials said it may take days to go through sunken boats that could hold additional victims. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

Jan. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water. Tommy...

Firms in 2017 London fire inquiry accept no blame for blaze

Jan. 27, 2020 12:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. As the second phase of an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire opened Monday, the lawyer for the inquiry said...

Helicopter crash sparks brush fire in Southern California

Jan. 26, 2020 1:37 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Emergency crews responded after a helicopter crashed and sparked a small brush fire Sunday in Southern California, authorities said. The crash occurred in Calabasas, said Art Marrujo, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He didn't know how many...

This Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, aerial photo provided by the New South Wales Police, shows wreckage, center, is strewn at the crash site of a firefighting air tanker near Numeralla, south west of Sydney. Three crew from the U.S. were killed when their C-130 Hercules tanker crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia, their employer, Canada-based Coulson Aviation, said in a statement. (NSW Police via AP)

3 dead US fire bombers retrieved from Australian forest

Jan. 25, 2020 2:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire crisis were retrieved on Saturday as their grieving families arrived in Sydney, officials said. Ian McBeth of...

Steve (Woody) Culleton, from left, Bryson Groh, Zach Boston, Brandon Burke, Michelle John, from bottom right, director Ron Howard and Carly Jean Ingersoll pose for a portrait to promote the film

Sundance: Ron Howard documents aftermath of the Camp Fire

Jan. 25, 2020 2:09 AM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. His mother-in-law had lived there and he had visited the town. He had some understanding of its people. Ten days after what became known as the Camp Fire swept...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...