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In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Teiya Enriquez Sandoval, center, and her sister Jazzy Enriquez, right, the daughters of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez, hug family friend Tristel Tynanaes during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Tiffany Enriquez in Honolulu. A handyman's landlord had recently started an eviction process before he stabbed a woman Sunday and fatally shot two Honolulu officers, including Enriquez. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Hawaii eyes closing gun loopholes, bolstering mental health

Jan. 22, 2020 8:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment. ...

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Review: Dundas delivers fast-paced plot in `The Blaze'

Jan. 22, 2020 10:57 AM EST

“The Blaze,” Putnam, by Chad Dundas “The Blaze,” Chad Dundas' second novel following his critically acclaimed “Champion of the World,” is both a cleverly plotted mystery and a touching account of a wounded veteran trying to rebuild his life. Matthew Rose, an army...

CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTS YEAR: Dwellers collect their belongings following a fire that gutted homes in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Hundreds of huts were burnt to ashes as fire erupted making dozens of families homeless in a slum of Karachi, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Over 100 makeshift homes destroyed in Pakistan fire

Jan. 22, 2020 8:35 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire burned over 100 burlap-and-plastic shelters in the southern port city of Karachi, forcing hundreds of poor nomads to spend the night in the open amid winter temperatures, but there were no casualties, police said Wednesday. It was unclear what caused Tuesday night's...

Honolulu police carry an injured officer after a shooting and domestic incident at a residence on Hibiscus Road near Diamond Head on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Honolulu. Witnesses say at least two Honolulu police officers were shot and two civilians were injured. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Suspect in Hawaii officers' deaths described as unhinged

Jan. 20, 2020 8:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii handyman with a history of run-ins with police and neighbors faced eviction when he stabbed a woman and killed two officers before the house he and two women were believed to be inside burned, authorities and neighbors said. Police responding Sunday to a call for help at the...

This undated photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Officers Tiffany Enriquez, left, and Kaulike Kalama. Enriquez and Kalama were killed Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, while responding to a call. (Courtesy of Honolulu Police Department via AP)

Homes burn after shooter kills 2 Honolulu officers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:31 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A man shot and killed two police officers Sunday as they responded to a home in a leafy neighborhood beneath the rim of a famed volcanic crater near Waikiki Beach, authorities said. The officers were responding to a call from a woman who said she needed help and found her with a stab wound...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Las Vegas firefighters work the scene of a fire at a three-story apartment complex in Las Vegas. Newly released audio recordings of 911 calls are revealing the horror that Las Vegas apartment complex residents faced last month when a fire tore through the building, killing six people. The first caller to firefighters on Dec. 21, 2019, said she could not breathe while a voice in the background was heard yelling for people to get out. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

911 calls reveal horror, chaos of Vegas fire that killed 6

Jan. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newly released audio recordings of 911 calls about a Las Vegas apartment complex fire last month that killed six people reveal the horror that residents faced as flames tore through the building and people hung outside second- and third-floor windows. Details of the recordings obtained by...

Woman, dog found dead inside Memphis home after fire

Jan. 15, 2020 4:55 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A woman and a dog have been found dead inside a home after a fire in Memphis, Tennessee. The Shelby County Fire Department says the woman's body was found inside the bedroom of a home where crews put out a fire early Tuesday morning in Memphis. The woman's name and age have not been...

Fire in NYC high-rise injures 22 people, including newborn

Jan. 14, 2020 9:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire erupted in an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side early Tuesday, injuring 22 people, two of them critically, according to the Fire Department of New York. The fire was reported around 2 a.m. on the 24th floor of a building on East 72nd Street. A newborn baby was among...

A fire, an SOS, a rescue: Man spends weeks in remote Alaska

Jan. 13, 2020 5:41 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wilderness, bundling up in an makeshift shelter against the subzero temperatures and eating canned food — unable to reach the outside world. He knew his best...

This image provided by the Office of the South Carolina Solicitor shows Marissa Cohen. Cohen, a mother in South Carolina has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for arranging a fire at her mobile home to get insurance money and killing her son, who she did not know was inside. (Office of the South Carolina Solicitor via AP)

Mom gets 35 years for insurance fire mistake that kills son

Jan. 10, 2020 4:12 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A mother in South Carolina has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for arranging a fire at her mobile home to get insurance money and killing her son, who she did not know was inside. The older brother of the boy is already serving 16 years in prison for the revenge killing of the...