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Power being restored in Sierra Nevada after fire danger

Sep. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison says electricity has been restored to nearly 11,000 customers in two Sierra Nevada counties where wildfire danger forced a power shutdown. The so-called public safety power shutdown was implemented Monday due to concern that high winds could damage...

3-year-old dies from injuries sustained in Tennessee blaze

Sep. 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fire officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after suffering severe injuries in a house fire. The Times Free Press reports that flames prevented firefighters from immediately rescuing the child when the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a Sept. 5 blaze. The...

House of Ukraine's former top central banker set on fire

Sep. 17, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The home of Ukraine's former central bank chief has been burned to the ground, the third chilling incident involving the banker over the past few weeks. Police said in a statement Tuesday that they are investigating a suspected arson attack late Monday on the house of Valeria...

Indonesia sends more people, aircraft to battle forest fires

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president traveled to the area hardest hit by forest fires, as neighboring countries urged his government to do more to tackle the blazes that have spread a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. President Joko Widodo flew to Riau province, where nearly 50,000...

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. "Corruption...

Suspect charged in fire that destroyed Minnesota synagogue

Sep. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a homeless man with causing a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota. Matthew James Amiot, 36, is charged with two counts of setting a negligent fire. A judge set his bail at $20,000 and Amiot remained in jail. Amiot was...

South Carolina man tried to save wife; both died in fire

Sep. 16, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man ran back into his burning home to save his wife before both of them died from smoke inhalation. Mount Pleasant police released new information Friday into the deaths of 80-year-old Donnie Caston and 75-year-old Linda Caston. Their son,...

Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crime

Sep. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn't appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday in discussing the arrest of a suspect. Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel Congregation in...

1 injured in marina fire, 4 boats sink

Sep. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

DOVER, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a boat exploded causing a fire at a marina on Kentucky Lake. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the boat explosion and fire was reported Sunday at Leatherwood Marina in Stewart County. One person was injured and airlifted to Vanderbilt University...

Police charge man with killing woman, infant

Sep. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have charged a man with killing a woman and an infant who were found dead in a burned home. News outlets report the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Saturday that 25-year-old Enoch P. Zarceno-Turner was charged with murder, arson and other...