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4 NYC firefighters hurt in ceiling collapse at restaurant

Nov. 30, 2021 07:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City firefighters suffered minor injuries Tuesday when part of a ceiling collapsed on them as they were battling a blaze at an upper east side restaurant, authorities said. The fire started at about 5 a.m. in a restaurant on the ground...

Fire in Barcelona kills family of 4, including 2 children

Nov. 30, 2021 04:40 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona killed four members of the same family, including two children ages 1 and 3, on Tuesday morning, a local government spokeswoman said. Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze after...

Oral history of deadly Gatlinburg fire going online

Nov. 30, 2021 04:08 AM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — An oral history of a deadly wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated Gatlinburg in 2016 will be easily accessible to the public beginning on Tuesday. That's when Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops 2...

California to reopen fishing after offshore oil spill

Nov. 29, 2021 22:01 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California will reopen fishing along a stretch of southern coastline after barring the activity for weeks following an offshore oil spill, it was announced Monday. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said a ban on the taking of...

13-year-old arrested in carjacking after police chase

Nov. 29, 2021 21:05 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy suspected in a carjacking was arrested after leading police on a chase and crashing the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an Oakley coffee shop, police said. Antioch police officers on Sunday spotted the vehicle after it was...

Officials: Patrol vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian

Nov. 29, 2021 20:41 PM EST

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy struck and killed a pedestrian with his patrol vehicle on Monday, authorities said. The crash happened before dawn on a Largo street, though not at a designated crosswalk, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release....

Woods says a return to the top not a 'realistic expectation'

Nov. 29, 2021 20:27 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods says he expects to play golf again, just not very often, and he doesn't see himself reaching the top of the sport again because “I don't think that's a realistic expectation of me.” He says he can see himself picking certain...

Washington state sees more flooding, next storm approaches

Nov. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington...

Lawyer: Someone to be held responsible in UNLV student death

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student who collapsed after fighting in a Nov. 19 fraternity charity boxing match and died days before his 21st birthday said Monday his death should not have happened. “We intend to hold...

6 hurt when SUV crashes into Indianapolis cellphone store

Nov. 29, 2021 19:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after an SUV crashed into a store on Indianapolis' northwest side, authorities said. Six of the people injured were taken to area hospitals, and another person hurt declined...