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In this March 18, 2020 photo, Cesar Alegre, accompanied by his 4-year-old daughter Lia, places a damaged apple in his shopping cart filled with discarded produce given to him by vendors at a popular market in Lima, Peru. It is a task that was hard at the best of times, but with a month-long quarantine to curb the spread of the new coronavirus that has forced millions of Peruvians to stay home and closed restaurants and food kitchens, it has become much harder to feed his children. “The virus has highlighted the selfishness that man carries inside,” said Alegre.  (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Desperate hunt for food by Peru's poor amid virus quarantine

Apr. 6, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pushing a shopping cart with two children, César Alegre emerges from the large, deteriorated house near Peru's presidential palace that is shared by 45 families to search for food. Sometimes he begs in markets. Sometimes he sells candies. It is a task that was hard at the best of...

Family: Oldest of 6 killed in fire tried to save siblings

Mar. 31, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

VEVAY, Ind. (AP) — The oldest of six siblings killed in a rural house fire in southern Indiana died trying to save the others, the family said. Paige Ridener, 25, had moved back home to the Ohio River town of Vevay two weeks ago to help care for her siblings and “heroically passed away in one final...

Police: 6 dead after house fire in southern Indiana

Mar. 28, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

VEVAY, Ind. (AP) — Six people died following an early morning house fire in southern Indiana, the state police said Saturday. The fire occurred in Switzerland County, along the Kentucky border. Authorities said in a statement that the home was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived on the scene. ...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Davis Love III responds to a question during a news conference for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning, March 27, 2020, in St. Simons Island, Ga., in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said. No one from Love's family was injured. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

House of Davis Love III destroyed by early morning fire

Mar. 27, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said. No one from Love's family was injured. “While everyone in our...

Fire in apartment building leaves 2 injured, 10 displaced

Mar. 21, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two people were being treated for injuries and 10 are without a home after a fire damaged an apartment building in Springfield, fire officials say. The Republican newspaper in Springfield reports that firefighters were called to a three-alarm fire Saturday morning at 28 Sumner...

Fire in Serbian capital Belgrade kills 6, injures 6 more

Mar. 21, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A fire early on Saturday in a residential building in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, has killed six people and injured six more, police said. The firefighters received the alarm call around 4 a.m., Serbian state television RTS reported. The time falls within an overnight curfew...

3 firefighters hurt, resident rescued in Massachusetts fire

Mar. 19, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Three firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and a resident had to be rescued from a second-floor window during a house fire early Thursday morning in Massachusetts, officials said. The fire in Attleboro was reported at about 3 a.m. A resident...

Contractor agrees to pay $120K in explosion cleanup costs

Mar. 18, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A contractor in Massachusetts that was hired to demolish a shed that exploded and released hazardous fumes in 2017 has agreed to reimburse the state $120,000 toward cleanup costs, according to the attorney general's office. The explosion and fire at a Shrewsbury home caused workers and a...

1 injured in fire, 3 firefighters hurt in crash

Mar. 17, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — One person was seriously injured in a Rhode Island house fire and three firefighters were hurt when their trucks crashed a short distance away, authorities said. The fire in Warwick was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Monday. One person was pulled from the home and taken to Rhode Island...

Health workers react as people applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working in COVID-19 outbreak in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 16, 2020. Spain is restoring border controls and severely restricting who can enter the country. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska announced Monday that from midnight only Spaniards or residents in Spain, people who work just across the border or who have a compelling need will be allowed through. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

As pandemic spreads, China's ex-epicenter down to 1 new case

Mar. 16, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The battle to contain the coronavirus reached new urgency, as more governments locked down borders and ordered new closures and restrictions and pleas went out to funnel masks and ventilators to places struggling with soaring numbers of sick patients. The growing sense of crisis rocked...