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Evacuation lifted after California gas pipeline scare

Oct. 18, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before. Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis Broschard told...

The Latest: Evacuation lifted after pipeline fire scare

Oct. 18, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

BAY POINT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fire threatening a natural gas pipeline in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Officials have lifted an evacuation order for some 4,000 San Francisco Bay Area residents after emergency crews extinguished a fire burning in an underground storage...

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin. The FBI said preliminary tests on the letter and its contents indicated that there was no threat to the...

Police: 3 deaths in Oklahoma fire 'definitely' homicides

Oct. 15, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say the deaths of three people whose bodies were found after a house fire in Oklahoma are being investigated as a triple homicide. The fire broke out early Sunday at a home in north Tulsa. Police Sgt. Brandon Watkins tells the Tulsa World that the case is "definitely" a homicide,...

Names of 2 found dead after kitchen fire released

Oct. 14, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of an elderly man and woman found dead following a kitchen fire in their western Pennsylvania home. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 96-year-old Leslie Frost and 95-year-old Marianne Frost were found dead after Saturday's fire in...

Man, woman in 90s found dead after kitchen fire

Oct. 13, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly man and woman were found dead following a kitchen fire in their western Pennsylvania home. The Penn Hills fire marshal says the blaze apparently started in the kitchen Saturday morning as the two were cooking, and they were apparently overcome by smoke....

Police: Man angry ex is dating firefighter sets house ablaze

Oct. 12, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with lighting his own home on fire, grabbing a rifle and waiting outside because he was upset that his ex-wife was dating a firefighter. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 35-year-old Jason Hawkins, of Republican, pleaded not guilty Wednesday...

Remains from 1908 Springfield race riots to be excavated

Oct. 9, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Archaeological work could begin this fall on the remains of seven homes destroyed during the 1908 race riots in Springfield, Illinois — deadly unrest that precipitated the creation of the NAACP . The State Journal-Register reports that an agreement reached last week between...

At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire

Oct. 6, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country's deadliest...

Murder suspect captured after dayslong manhunt in Tennessee

Oct. 5, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A multiple-murder suspect who led Tennessee law enforcement on an intense 7-day manhunt was captured without a struggle Friday morning in a wooded area about two hours northwest of Nashville. Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew told a news conference Kirby Gene Wallace was carrying a...