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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...

Aina Haina resident Kai Ohashi, right, and Waikiki resident Lucy Taylor observe billowing smoke from a house fire 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. Moments after the shooting, the house was set on fire, possibly by the suspect. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Neighbor wanted Hawaii cop killing suspect evicted years ago

Jan. 22, 2020 12:14 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A next-door neighbor of a man accused of stabbing a woman and fatally shooting two Hawaii police officers said he was assaulted by the suspect years ago and wanted him evicted from their upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach. Warren Daniel, who lived next to Jaroslav “Jerry”...

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...

Woman dies, firefighter hurt in Klamath Falls house fire

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 AM EST

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman died in a house fire in Klamath Falls. Klamath County Fire District 1 officials say the blaze with a possible person inside was reported early Thursday by people passing by. Authorities say bystanders tried to get inside but were unsuccessful because of...

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...

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...

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. The sister of one of six residents found dead after the Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Lawsuit filed after six people found dead in Vegas fire

Jan. 8, 2020 7:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister-in-law of one of six residents found dead after a Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. The...