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Firefighters put out flaming breakfast at their own station

Jan. 31, 2023 10:11 AM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The smoke was coming from inside the fire station. Firefighters in suburban Atlanta returned from a call Sunday to find their own breakfast was in flames. The Times of Gainesville reports that a Hall County fire crew accidentally left the...

Bus falls off bridge, catches fire in Pakistan, killing 40

Jan. 29, 2023 19:38 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. The bus was carrying 44 passengers from Quetta in Balochistan province to Karachi in neighboring...

Kansas firefighters find man on fire in Walmart bathroom

Jan. 29, 2023 15:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas firefighters found a man on fire inside a restroom at a Walmart store this weekend. Topeka city spokeswoman Gretchen Spiker told the Topeka Capital-Journal that firefighters found the man when they went to a Walmart Neighborhood Market around 8:15 p.m....

Baby girl found abandoned in Florida an hour after birth

Jan. 29, 2023 15:07 PM EST

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities found a newborn girl wrapped in a blanket and still attached to a placenta on a hill outside a trailer park early Saturday morning. Polk County deputies responding to a call about a baby crying outside near Mulberry, east of Tampa, found...

Chickens killed in fire at Connecticut egg farm

Jan. 29, 2023 14:01 PM EST

BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a large egg farm that burned for hours and killed a number of chickens, fire officials said Sunday. The fire at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah was reported at about 1 p.m. Saturday and...

Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in Isfahan

Jan. 29, 2023 13:31 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic. The...

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australia triggers search

Jan. 29, 2023 03:21 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Western Australia were searching for a tiny but potentially deadly radioactive capsule that got lost while being transported on a truck from a mine to a depot in the city of Perth, officials said Saturday. Emergency services said they were...

Bystander wounded in shootout with police at Arizona RV park

Jan. 28, 2023 17:13 PM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A bystander was struck by gunfire during a shootout between a suspect and officers at a recreational vehicle park in northwestern Arizona, authorities said. Bullhead City police said officers went to the Silver View RV Resort on Friday to investigate...

N. Carolina woman charged with child abuse related to fire

Jan. 28, 2023 12:47 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The mother of three young children who died in a North Carolina house fire last month has been charged with child abuse related to the blaze, according to authorities. Brandi Sturdivant, 28, was in the Greensboro Detention Center on Saturday on a $150,000...

Blacksmithing school offers chance to learn art of metal

Jan. 28, 2023 09:02 AM EST

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The constant clinking and clanking of the molten metal is annoying to most, but for some, it’s a joyful noise. One of those drawn to the noise is Dale Morse, a blacksmithing instructor and co-founder of the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing, who has done...