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Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set

Apr. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

GOODFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned. He previously ruled that the five...

Police: South Korean man sets fire, kills 5 fleeing people

Apr. 18, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police are investigating a 42-year-old man accused of setting his apartment on fire and fatally stabbing five neighbors as they attempted to flee, in violence that shocked the nation. The man poured gasoline in his living room and then threw burning newspapers to...

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

Texas man dies after killing neighbor, setting house ablaze

Apr. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities in San Antonio said a man assaulted his wife, fatally shot a neighbor and set his house on fire before dying in a hail of gunfire with police. Police Chief William McManus said the man "severely" beat his wife Tuesday afternoon, then opened fire on her as she ran away. The...

'I feel lost': Notre Dame fire destroyed a spiritual home

Apr. 17, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In the Gothic magnificence of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Cecile Deleville found a refuge for her soul. It was Notre Dame that nudged her back to religion, and it is Notre Dame that has kept her there for 20 years. While tourists filed down the vaulted aisles, Deleville would sit in the front...

Officials say evidence points to church fire suspect

Apr. 15, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday at a hearing that offered new insight into how...

Garage catches fire at Texas home of boxer George Foreman

Apr. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an accidental fire in a garage at the Texas home of former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman damaged the garage and several vehicles, but caused no injuries. A spokeswoman for the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, Rachel Moreno, says the Sunday night blaze didn't...

Child, 2 adults dead after Arkansas fire; homicide suspected

Apr. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

EARLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say the deaths of a child, the child's mother and a man found inside a burning home are being investigated as homicides. Crittenden County Sheriff's Chief Todd Grooms said firefighters discovered the bodies shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the home in Earle, about 110...

Joan Collins thanks firefighters after London apartment fire

Apr. 15, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment. The 85-year-old actress shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She also tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the...

Father suspected in house fire that killed 2 children dies

Apr. 13, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of starting a house fire in Minnesota that killed two of his children has died. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says in a release that 36-year-old Anthony Robert Parker died Saturday of injuries suffered in the Friday morning blaze in Big Lake,...