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Brother charged in murders facing insurance fraud charge

Jul. 16, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother's wife and two children is facing a new charge of insurance fraud. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office refused to give any details of the latest charge against Paul Caneiro (kah-NEH'-roh). It was announced Tuesday....

Family mourns girl after grandparents' Indiana home burns

Jul. 16, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

DYER, Ind. (AP) — Family members are mourning a 12-year-old girl who died following a fire that destroyed her grandparents' home in northwestern Indiana and critically injured two others. The fire was reported Sunday morning in Dyer and The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports family members identified the...

Jim Beam thanks firefighters who put out warehouse blaze

Jul. 16, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam has written an open letter to some newspapers to thank firefighters for battling a fire that recently burned down a storage warehouse in Kentucky. The producer of the world's best-selling bourbon writes that it regrets the environmental impact of the fire. Beam officials say...

Party-goers evacuated after fire erupts on Croatia island

Jul. 16, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area. Croatian police say that the fire took hold early on Tuesday close to the beach clubs where the festival was taking place. A statement says no one has...

Man who died in western Wyoming house fire identified

Jul. 15, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a house fire in western Wyoming. Sgt. Travis Bingham with the Sublette County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Monday as 67-year-old James Tipton, of Pinedale. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Pinedale last week,...

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 7: 30 p.m. Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. The blast shortly after...

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

Jul. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) on Monday, with just 30% under control. The fire's advance across the brush and high grass has slowed but continues to burn, said the Environment Department of Quintana...

Man found dead in Fargo storage unit fire identified

Jul. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found after a fire in a rental storage unit. The victim is identified as 58-year-old Jonathan Wayne Liles of Fargo. Crews were called to the fire early Sunday and contained the blaze to a single rental unit. During a search...

3 children killed, 3 others hurt in Ohio house fire

Jul. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three children killed in an overnight house fire in rural north-central Ohio died from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say three other people who were in the house have been hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The State Fire Marshal's...