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Attorneys prepare for closing arguments in the wrongful death civil trial in the murder of Braden and Charlie Powell in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell’s children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper reported jurors on Friday, July 31,  awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie and Braden Powell.(Tony Overman/The News Tribune via AP)

Jury: Washington state liable in Powell boys' deaths

Jul. 31, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell's children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma reported that jurors on Friday awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie...

Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Seattle, shortly after a group of protesters left the area. A large group of protesters were marching Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality and racial injustice. Protesters broke windows and vandalized cars at the facility. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Police declare riot at Seattle protests, make arrests

Jul. 26, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police declared a riot Saturday following large demonstrations in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood and deployed flash bangs and pepper spray to try to clear an area near where weeks earlier people had set up an “occupied protest zone” that stretched for several...

Emergency crews respond to a small plane crash, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in West Jordan, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

3 dead after small plane crashes into Utah neighborhood

Jul. 25, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Three people including a 9-month-old are dead and multiple people injured after a small airplane crashed in a Salt Lake City suburb on Saturday, authorities said. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 with six people on board had taken off from South...

Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany, Saturday July 25, 2020. Three people died on Saturday after an ultra-light aircraft crashed into the apartment building and caught fire.(David Young/dpa via AP)

3 killed in small plane crash in western Germany

Jul. 25, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people were killed Saturday when an ultralight aircraft crashed into a multi-family home in western Germany, police said. North Rhine-Westphalia police said the aircraft crashed into the roof of the house in the town of Wesel, sparking a fire, the dpa news agency reported. A small...

Video shows explosion after woman sets car interior on fire

Jul. 24, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

A suburban Detroit woman was arraigned Friday on charges alleging that she set fire to an acquaintance's SUV in an act that was apparently caught on video and shows a woman get blown backward after igniting a liquid she had poured through the vehicle's rear window. Sydney Parham, of Fraser, was formally charged...

In this grab taken from video, a boy hangs from a window as flames engulfed an apartment as onlookers below prepare to catch him, in Grenoble, France, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. A boy and a toddler escaped a blaze at an apartment in the southeastern French city of Grenoble on Tuesday after they jumped into the arms of residents. The two brothers, aged three and 10 years old, were hanging from a window as flames engulfed their home and onlookers below screamed for them to jump down. (AP)

2 boys saved when caught in falls in French apartment fire

Jul. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two young brothers were saved from an apartment fire in the southeastern French city of Grenoble when they dropped about 10 meters (33 feet) from a window and were caught by people below. The two, aged 10 and 3, were unharmed by the fall Tuesday but might have suffered from smoke inhalation,...

Police: Gunman shoots 2 Texas officers, hits 3rd in holster

Jul. 10, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

RENO, Texas (AP) — Two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of killing his sister and threatening others opened fire on them in North Texas and barricaded himself in a home, authorities said Friday. Police in Reno, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, say the suspect...

Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning house

Jul. 8, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police officer says he did what any dog lover would do when a pet is in a burning home. He rescued the pup. Caledonia K-9 Officer Cory Radke and his canine partner, Lou, were on their way home Monday when Radke saw smoke and heard a dispatcher calling all squad cars to the...

Woof Warning: Dog alerts owner to house fire next door

Jul. 6, 2020 6:06 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A dog in Tennessee became a hero on the Fourth of July by alerting her owner to a house fire next door. Roux, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, woke her owner Jeff LeCates with “frantic and unusual barks" on Saturday night, a Franklin Fire Department press release said. When...

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 9:51 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...