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West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

Pilot in small plane crash into California home has died

Nov. 7, 2019 5:04 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California house and burned Thursday has died, authorities said. A father and child inside the home escaped without injuries after the late morning crash. The single-engine Cirrus SR22 went down in Upland, east of Los Angeles....

The Latest: Pilot dies as plane crashes into California home

Nov. 7, 2019 4:40 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash into a Southern California house (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Police say the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California home has died. Upland police Capt. Marcelo Blanco said Thursday that authorities believe the pilot was the only...

Suggestion that UK fire victims lacked sense draws scorn

Nov. 5, 2019 11:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A group representing bereaved families of a London apartment block fire that killed 72 people is outraged over comments by a senior member of Britain's government suggesting the victims lacked common sense for following fire department advice to wait for help. Grenfell United criticized House...

Sheriff: Bodies found may be linked to arson, murders

Nov. 5, 2019 8:46 AM EST

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. (AP) — The remains of three people found in a charred pickup truck in Virginia appear to be connected to the deaths of two children in North Carolina. News outlets report Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says the bodies are believed to be Maria Calderon Martinez, Juan Carlos...

3 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at party in California home

Oct. 30, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire from an alley into a party killed three people and wounded nine others in California before fleeing in a vehicle, police said Wednesday. A search was underway for at least one suspect, possibly more, after the Tuesday night attack at a Long Beach home....

3 children die, another critical after Michigan house fire

Oct. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An early morning fire that engulfed a home in the Michigan capital has killed three children, left a fourth in critical condition and injured three more people. Firefighters responded to the blaze in north Lansing at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say relatives told...

2 killed when small plane crashes into Atlanta-area townhome

Oct. 30, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane crashed into a townhome Wednesday morning in a leafy Atlanta-area neighborhood near a major interstate, killing two people and tearing off the home's brick exterior, authorities said. The crash scattered wreckage and shook up nearby residents. Both the pilot and a passenger...

Pilot killed when plane crashed into house was avid flier

Oct. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Crews began removing the wreckage of a small plane Wednesday that crashed into a New Jersey house a day earlier, as friends of the pilot who died in the accident remembered him as a skilled flier with decades of experience. Dr. Michael Schloss' plane crashed Tuesday morning in the Colonia section of Woodbridge...

UK leader vows to beef up fire safety after Grenfell inferno

Oct. 30, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday vowed to speed up efforts to make sure the dangerous cladding used in the Grenfell Tower is removed from other high-rise buildings before there is another tragic fire. Speaking on the day a damning report into the June 2017 that killed 72 people,...