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Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Latest: Harvick's 50th Cup win 'just weird' without fans

May. 17, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's return at Darlington Raceway (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Kevin Harvick screamed in celebration as he crossed the finish line and then performed a traditional, smokey burnout. His 50th career Cup Series victory felt like a lot like the others — until he...

In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, smoke wafts from the smoldering ruins of a home in the aftermath of the Five Mile Swamp Fire that is still burning near Milton, Fla. A 2,000 acre fire, now burning since Monday, destroyed 13 homes and prompted residents from 1,100 homes to evacuate earlier this week. Fire crews, some coming from across the state, are hoping that containment lines will keep the fire from threatening more homes. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Firefighters continue battling fires in Florida Panhandle

May. 8, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — For two sleepless nights, Kelly Kniss had wondered what had become of her home in the Florida Panhandle and the two dozen hens she and her husband Ryan had left behind after authorities ordered them to grab what they could and flee to safety. A wildfire was approaching, and they knew it...

Crash in Oceana County kills 2 men, injures woman

Apr. 21, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two men have been killed after the car they were in crashed into a van in northwestern Michigan’s Oceana County. Josue Morales, 20, from Hart, Michigan, and 23-year-old Enrique Guajardo, 23, of Donna, Texas, were pronounced dead Monday at the crash site in Colfax...

Tennessee truck fire ruined N95 masks, medical gowns

Apr. 20, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

CARTHAGE, Tenn. (AP) — A truckload of medical masks and protective surgical gowns were destroyed when a tractor-trailer caught fire on a highway in Tennessee, news outlets reported. First responders told WKRN-TV at the scene in Smith County Saturday that N95 masks and special hospital gowns were among the...

A DART bus is investigated after a gunman held the driver hostage and fired shots inside the bus while being chased by police on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in Garland, Texas. The gunman was shot by officers and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two officers were shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threading injuries. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)

Official: Police kill gunman who hijacked Dallas-area bus

Apr. 19, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

ROWLETT, Texas (AP) — A man opened fire on a Dallas-area public bus on Sunday, hijacking it with two people aboard and leading officers on a chase that ended in a shootout in which the man was killed and three officers were wounded, according to police officials. A man got on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit...

4 dead in fiery head-on collision on Florida road

Apr. 18, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — Four people died after their cars exploded in flames following a head-on collision in Florida on Friday night. The four occupants in the two vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene on State Road 100 near Bunnell, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities are investigating...

In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by the Fire Department of the City of New York, authorities examine the remains of a subway car after it was destroyed by fire. Officials said a fire in a shopping cart on the subway train led to the death of the train's operator and injuries to several other people early Friday. The incident is being investigated as a crime. (FDNY via AP)

NYC subway driver killed in fire being investigated as crime

Mar. 27, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that is being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said. “We are investigating it as a...