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Citations, warnings given for violating forest closure order

Aug. 8, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities have issued dozens of citations and warnings for violations of a closure order for parts of the Coronado National Forest where a wildfire burned nearly 188 square miles (486) on the outskirts of Tucson this summer. Forest Service law enforcement officers between...

This Internet wanted poster was released by the Denver Police Department on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, as they and federal investigators seek the public's help in finding a suspected arsonist of a house fire where five people were found dead in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Three people escaped the fire by jumping from the home's second floor. Authorities suspect the fire was intentionally set. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Reward offered in Denver fire that killed 5 from Senegal

Aug. 7, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A $14,000 reward was offered Friday for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for setting a house fire that killed five people with ties to Senegal. The victims were members of a family who were “headed in the right direction", Joe Montoya, division chief of...

A dog of the French rescue team searches for survivors at the scene of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing over a hundred people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

Aug. 7, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump said Friday that he told Aoun that three large aircraft filled with...

Campfires banned on all state and U.S. lands in Nevada

Aug. 7, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal officials are banning campfires and elevating other restrictions in Nevada and parts of eastern California due to severe wildfire risks and an unusually high number of human-caused blazes so far this year. The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Nevada...

2 men charged in shooting death of Tennessee 6-year-old

Aug. 7, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two men were arrested in Tennessee on murder charges in the death of a 6-year-old boy who was inside his house getting ready to go to a birthday party, a prosecutor said Friday. Ronnekio Johnson and James Murphy were arrested Thursday by Memphis police after being indicted in the...

South Carolina agents look for man who burned police car

Aug. 7, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PINE RIDGE, S.C. (AP) — Police are looking for the man who set a police car on fire in a parking lot of a small town South Carolina police station. Surveillance video shows the man run up to the marked car around 9 p.m. July 31 in Pine Ridge and spend 20 seconds pouring liquid from what looks like a red...

1 dead, 1 injured in police shootout at Wyoming apartments

Aug. 7, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — One person is dead and another injured in a shootout with police in Wyoming. Police went to an apartment building in Casper early Friday after getting a report that a woman was being held at gunpoint, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Officers announced their presence then entered by...

A statue representing the Lebanese expatriate is seen in front of a building that was damaged by an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks flooded with glass and rubble. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

What we know about the explosion in Beirut

Aug. 7, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing at least 149 people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. Here's what we know at this point: A CATASTROPHIC TOLL Tuesday's blast...

Man charged in slaying of Fort Hood soldier

Aug. 6, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a Fort Hood soldier whose body was found beside a road four miles from where his burned sport utility vehicle was found. Brandon Michael Olivares, 28, of Killeen, was already booked into the Bell County Jail in...

An investigator stands in the doorway of a home in suburban Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, where five people were found dead after a fire. Three people escaped the fire by jumping from the home's second floor. Investigators believe the victims were a toddler, an older child and three adults. Authorities suspect was intentionally set. Witnesses told firefighters that three people on the second floor of the burning home jumped to safety. A fire department spokesman said the fire's heat pushed back a police officer trying to rescue the people who were on the home's first floor. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Senegal president offers condolences to Denver fire victims

Aug. 6, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The president of Senegal offered his condolences on Thursday after five people who immigrated to Colorado from the West African country were killed in a suburban Denver house fire that authorities say they suspect was intentionally set. President Macky Sall tweeted in French that he was also...