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Police: Officer's gun goes off, striking man in burning home

May. 23, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Police say an officer's gun discharged during an altercation, striking a man who had refused to leave a burning house in Maryland. Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson says two officers had entered the Dundalk house on Wednesday and found a man and woman inside. The woman...

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

May. 23, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base officials said in a statement. The plane went down in a wooded area just outside the base's...

Off-duty New Jersey trooper killed in Pennsylvania crash

May. 22, 2018 7:56 AM EDT

GREENWICH, Pa. (AP) — An off-duty New Jersey state police trooper has been killed in a crash in Pennsylvania. Authorities say 30-year-old Brian McNally, of Bedminster, was alone in a vehicle that was eastbound on Interstate 78 in Greenwich when the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. As he approached...

Volunteer teen firefighter accused of setting home fire

May. 22, 2018 7:35 AM EDT

BEACKENRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage volunteer firefighter set fire to a duplex where he once lived because he wanted to respond to a fire call. Patrick Gillis is charged with arson, causing a catastrophe and intentionally destroying an unoccupied structure. Authorities say the 18-year-old...

Aunt: Mom charged with stabbing daughter lost job, 'snapped'

May. 18, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa woman charged with stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with a pickaxe, then setting their home on fire recently lost her job and then "snapped" after being prevented from attending her son's graduation, according to the woman's aunt....

Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

May. 18, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline. The Health Ministry's emergency center says that an elderly woman has died after her house caught...

When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess' name is invoked

May. 17, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In rural Hawaii neighborhoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume the homes, a name often comes up: Pele (peh-leh). "You can't really predict what Pele is going to do," said Julie Woolsey, who evacuated on May 3 as a fissure opened on her street, oozing...

The Latest: Daughter says mother kept her, sisters hostage

May. 16, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on an Oklahoma woman accused of stabbing one child and fleeing another (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Tulsa woman's 9-year-old daughter told investigators her mother held her and her two sisters hostage in their home for a week before the woman allegedly stabbed her...

Police: Tulsa mom stabbed eldest daughter up to 70 times

May. 16, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa mother stabbed her eldest daughter 50 to 70 times, struck her head with a pickaxe then set their home on fire, before fleeing the scene with the youngest of her three daughters, according to police. Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arrested in downtown Tulsa Tuesday afternoon....

Autopsy report: Exploding vape pen killed Florida man

May. 16, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An exploding vape pen hurled fragments into a Florida man's head, killing him and starting a fire that burned most of his body, an autopsy report said. The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's autopsy report released Tuesday confirms the vape pen was responsible for the May 5 death...