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UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

Feb. 24, 2018 6:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock welcomed the vote saying: "Words...

Human remains found after shed fire at mobile home park

Feb. 24, 2018 3:15 PM EST

PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say human remains have been found after an early morning fire in a shed at a northeastern Pennsylvania mobile home park. State police say Plains Township firefighters were called to the Pocono Trailer Park at about 5 a.m. Saturday. Police say unidentified human remains were...

This week in odd news: Skunk fire, sleepwalker, T-Rex walk

Feb. 24, 2018 11:40 AM EST

BARE SCARE: NAKED MAN FIRES GUN, FLEES AFTER CRASH WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina. Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office tells news...

Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8

Feb. 24, 2018 10:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people. The state-run MENA, citing an unnamed Interior Ministry official, said Saturday that civil protection forces extinguished...

Fire damages or destroys over 25 school buses; no classes

Feb. 23, 2018 3:01 PM EST

SOUTH WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — A fire tore through a school bus garage early Friday, destroying or damaging more than two dozen buses as tires exploded off their rims, forcing firefighters to back away, fire officials said. Classes in the district were cancelled. The fast-moving blaze at a Parkland School...

Father who sparked fire that killed son gets prison

Feb. 23, 2018 2:42 PM EST

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey father who admitted tossing lit matches in an apartment that sparked a fire which killed his infant son and damaged dozens of buildings is now headed to prison. Eddie Gonzalez Sr. received a five-year sentence on Friday. The 27-year-old Union City man had pleaded guilty...

Recalls this week: electric kettles, chairs, candles

Feb. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EST

A line of KitchenAid electric kettles are being recalled because the handle can loosen, causing hot water to spill and potentially cause burns. Other recalled consumer products include recliner chairs and candles. Here's a more detailed look: ELECTRIC KETTLES DETAILS: KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles. The...

Wildfire extinguished at US navy base with help from Cubans

Feb. 23, 2018 1:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. military spokeswoman says a wildfire at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base has been put out with help from Cuban fire brigades. Naval base spokeswoman Julie Ripley says Cuba sent a helicopter and crews in several trucks to help extinguish the fire in a remote section of the base under a...

The Latest: Driver who crashed car into hospital ID'd

Feb. 22, 2018 5:27 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a car being intentionally crashed into a Connecticut emergency room (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities have identified the driver who they say intentionally crashed his car carrying containers of flammable liquid into a Connecticut hospital and set himself on fire....

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

Feb. 22, 2018 5:26 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said. The driver, 27-year-old Steven Ellam, of Middletown, was critically burned in...