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People purchase fireworks on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Dublin, Calif. For many Americans, the Fourth of July won't be about big festivities but setting off fireworks themselves. Hundreds of cities and towns have canceled shows Saturday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and sales of consumer fireworks are booming; though officials are concerned about fires and injuries with more pyrotechnics going off in backyards and at block parties. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

Jul. 3, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. From Atlanta to San Diego, hundreds of fireworks shows have been canceled as officials restrict large gatherings during the...

Tennessee man indicted in deaths of ex-girlfriend, infant

Jul. 2, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was indicted in the stabbing deaths of his former girlfriend and their 5-month-old son, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Thursday. Enoch Zarceno Turner, 25, of Shelby County, was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse,...

In this Aug. 30, 2007 photo Jack Whittaker speaks during an interview in Mount Hope, W.Va. Whittaker Jr., whose life became rife with setbacks and tragedy after winning a record $315 Powerball jackpot on Christmas night in 2002, has died. He was 72. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton, West Virginia confirmed Whittaker’s death. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

From Powerball winner to scandal: Jack Whittaker dies at 72

Jun. 30, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Andrew “Jack” Whittaker Jr., whose life became rife with setbacks and tragedy after winning a record $315 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas night in 2002, has died. He was 72. The Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton confirmed it. A funeral home official who...

Prosecutors: Woman burned home in attempt to destroy records

Jun. 28, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman burned down her $1.6 million suburban Fort Worth mansion while trying to destroy documents from her husband's health care clinic as authorities were investigating the couple for fraud, prosecutors allege. A seven-count federal indictment, filed June 17, charges Mark and...

Workers clean up a duplex that was set on fire following an incident Tuesday, in Milwaukee, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Milwaukee police say two missing teenage girls were never at the Milwaukee house that was set on fire during unrest that saw three people shot and 10 police officers and a firefighter injured as a large unruly crowd gathered at the scene of the investigation. (RIck Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Police: Missing girls were never at Milwaukee home set afire

Jun. 25, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two missing teenage girls were never at a Milwaukee house that was set on fire during unrest that saw three people shot and 10 police officers and a firefighter injured as a large unruly crowd gathered at the scene of the investigation, police said Wednesday. Police fired tear gas and...

Police say 3 children dead in apartment fire in Scotland

Jun. 20, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three children, aged 5, 8 and 12 have died in a residential fire in Scotland, police said Saturday. Police Scotland said the blaze broke out Friday evening in an apartment in Paisley, 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Glasgow. The force said Fiona Gibson, 12; Alexander James Gibson, 8; and...

FILE- In this June 21, 2019 file photo, descendants of July Perry along with local elected officials and residents attend a ceremony unveiling a historical marker in Orlando, Fla. Perry was lynched by a white mob after helping a friend trying to vote. After Perry was lynched, the mob laid siege to the black section of Ocoee, Fla., killing dozens. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

As racism protests roil US, Florida revisits dark past

Jun. 18, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On Election Day a century ago, a white mob swept through a tiny Florida citrus town after a black man showed up at the polls to vote. Over two days of terror, the mob set fire to homes and drove black residents from their community. It was one of the bloodiest days in American...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Davis Love III responds to a question during a news conference for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning, March 27, 2020, in St. Simons Island, Ga., in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said. No one from Love's family was injured. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Love returns from pandemic and a house that burned to ground

Jun. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Davis Love III faced a different kind of adjustment when he returned to the PGA Tour this week at Hilton Head. Two weeks after golf was shut down because of the new coronavirus, his home at Sea Island burned to the ground. It was a total loss, flames engulfing the entire...

A deer flees flames as the Quail Fire burns near Winters, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Smoky fire prompts evacuations in rural Northern California

Jun. 7, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds on Sunday fed a smoky fire that threatened about 100 rural homes and prompted evacuations in Northern California, authorities said. The fast-growing blaze burned more than 2 square miles (5 square kilometers) of dry brush and timber near the town of Winters, according...

A Morgan County, Ala. investigator works at the scene, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Valhermoso Springs, Ala., where numerous people were found fatally shot. Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities said. (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Seven people found dead inside burning house in Alabama

Jun. 5, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

VALHERMOSO SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities said. Morgan County deputies put out the fire before firefighters arrived and found three women and four men shot dead inside,...