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Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire

Jan. 26, 2022 03:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday. The fire, which erupted Jan. 14...

Wildfire on California coast near Big Sur is 45% contained

Jan. 25, 2022 22:15 PM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Shifting winds and increased humidity have helped firefighters make progress against a blaze burning in rugged mountains near California’s Big Sur coast, authorities said. The Colorado Fire was 50% contained on Tuesday, according to the California...

California appears to pass peak of omicron variant wave

Jan. 25, 2022 21:45 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California showed signs it turned the corner on the omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates falling and hospitalizations well short of the overwhelming deluge officials feared a few weeks ago. Over 15,000 people are hospitalized with...

Oklahoma State athletes Ferrari, Rodriguez injured in crash

Jan. 25, 2022 18:53 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State wrestler A.J. Ferrari and runner Isai Rodriguez were in fair condition after their car overturned following a collision on Monday night. Rodriguez was flown by helicopter to a hospital, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Ferrari tried...

LA County faces lawsuits over deadly fire station shooting

Jan. 25, 2022 15:00 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County faces two lawsuits connected to last year's shootings at a fire station that killed a firefighter and wounded a captain in attack investigators said stemmed from a longstanding job-related dispute. Firefighter Jonathan Tatone killed...

2 men killed when fire hits camping trailer in Indianapolis

Jan. 25, 2022 14:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two men were killed when a camping trailer parked outside a vacant Indianapolis store caught fire, fire officials said. An employee at a neighboring Walmart store noticed the smoke coming from the vacant store on the city's northwest side and called 911 late...

Chief: Firefighter in fiery home collapse in fair condition

Jan. 25, 2022 14:09 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore firefighter who survived the collapse of a burning vacant home that killed three colleagues was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday as his fire chief reported him to be conscious and alert. Fire Chief Niles Ford said the four firefighters were battling...

Police: Fire, clash at nightclub kill 19 people in Indonesia

Jan. 25, 2022 02:00 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A nightclub in Indonesia's West Papua province burned after two community groups clashed inside the building and 19 people were killed, officials said Tuesday. Members of the two groups attacked each other with machetes, arrows and Molotov cocktails,...

Woman arrested after boy dies in Denver-area apartment fire

Jan. 24, 2022 21:33 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday on murder and arson charges after a fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver, killing a 5-year-old boy and displacing more than 30 people. Investigators believe Alondra Michel, 37, was involved in a...

2 injured in explosion and fire at an Oklahoma tank battery

Jan. 24, 2022 21:00 PM EST

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Two workers were injured Monday in an explosion and fire at a central Oklahoma oil tank battery, officials said. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil well pad in Okarche, Oklahoma, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of...