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Amazon driver hears screams, rescues man from burning home

Dec. 1, 2020 12:13 PM EST

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When an Amazon delivery driver heard screams coming from a central Florida home along his route last week, he dropped his packages and ran to help. Inside the burning home, Sean Campbell, 23, found an elderly man who needed help getting out. “I heard the screaming, and...

4 killed, 6 injured in South Korea apartment fire

Dec. 1, 2020 5:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire broke out at an apartment building near the South Korean capital on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring six others, officials said. The blaze on the 12th floor of the 25-story building in Gunpo took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish, said Kwon Hyeok-ju of...

Smoke inhalation complications cause of death for Tony Hsieh

Nov. 30, 2020 7:39 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos, died from complications of smoke inhalation sustained during a house fire earlier this month in Connecticut, the state medical examiner's office said Monday. The death on Friday of Hsieh, 46, was ruled an accident. He had...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Tony Hsieh speaks during a Grand Rapids Economic Club luncheon in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hsieh, retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, has died. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, according to a statement from DTP Companies, which he founded. Downtown Partnership spokesperson Megan Fazio says Hsieh passed away in Connecticut, KLAS-TV reported. Hsieh recently retired from Zappos after 20 years leading the company. He worked to revitalize the Las Vegas area. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire

Nov. 28, 2020 3:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died. He was 46. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, according to DTP Companies, which he founded. He died of injuries suffered in a...

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

Nov. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police have shot and killed a man who fired on officers and set his trailer on fire, the city's police chief said. A SWAT team and other officers were sent to a trailer park on the Texas city's northeast side around 9 p.m. Wednesday after people reported a man firing a gun...

Home nurse, 64, dies saving paraplegic patient from fire

Nov. 25, 2020 11:33 AM EST

DELHI, La. (AP) — A 64-year-old home nurse died saving her 71-year-old paraplegic patient from a fire, Louisiana's state fire marshal said Wednesday. The homeowner told investigators Gwendolyn Theus tried several times to wheel her bed out of her room and was trying to push her out of a window Monday...

This photo provided by Collin County, Texas, jail shows Jeremy Rashaud Harris.  Police in Dallas say Harris  has been arrested on murder warrants for two slayings in the city, another slaying in nearby Celina and is a suspect in another fatal Dallas shooting. Assistant Police Chief Avery Moore said Friday, Nov. 20, 2020,  that Harris was arrested Wednesday for the death of a man found in a burning home in Celina on the northern edge of Dallas.  (Collin County, Texas, jail via AP)

Suspect arrested in 4 Texas slayings, called serial killer

Nov. 21, 2020 1:17 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested on murder warrants for two slayings in Dallas, another slaying in nearby Celina and is a suspect in another fatal Dallas shooting, according to assistant Dallas Police Chief Avery Moore. On Friday, Moore said Jeremy Rashaud Harris, 31, was arrested for the death of...

Flowers are placed at a fire site, top center with broken windows, in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. City authorities said a fire in a crowded residential district in Hong Kong has

Hong Kong orders building inspections after deadly fire

Nov. 16, 2020 10:53 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities will inspect 2,500 older residential buildings after a deadly fire killed seven people in what an elected official said may have been an unlicensed restaurant operating in an apartment. The fire and building departments will aim to complete the review by year-end, a...

A police cordon line is set at a fire site, top center with broken windows, in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. City authorities said a fire in a crowded residential district in Hong Kong has

Fire in Hong Kong apartment building kills 7, injures 11

Nov. 16, 2020 8:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said at least seven people were killed and 11 injured in a fire at an apartment building that may have started at a gathering of people from the city's Nepalese community. The blaze broke out Sunday night in Yau Ma Tei, a usually bustling area in Kowloon packed...

The Chevrolet logo is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Englewood, Colo.  General Motors says it will recall nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GM recalling nearly 69K Bolt electric cars due to fire risk

Nov. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company said Friday that it doesn't know yet what's causing the fires, but engineers are working to figure it out. Two people have suffered smoke...