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A salvage crane shrouded in fog rises above a barge in a creek near the Tennessee River at the scene of a fatal marina fire at Scottsboro, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Crews already have removed at least two boats that burned at Jackson County Park Marina, and authorities say it could take several days to recover all 35 of the boats that burned in the blaze. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Cleanup begins at Alabama marina where fire killed 8

Jan. 28, 2020 11:02 AM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Officials were trying to contain environmental damage Tuesday at an Alabama marina where eight people died in a fire that destroyed dozens of boats. The dock at Jackson County Park Marina is on a wide creek that feeds into the Tennessee River, and Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said it...

Man killed in fire at eastern Missouri junk-hauling business

Jan. 28, 2020 10:47 AM EST

IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) — An employee sleeping in an eastern Missouri junk-hauling business has died in a fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bob’s Disposal Services in Imperial was engulfed in flames when firefighters were called before dawn Tuesday. Fire dispatchers told the crews that the...

Emergency personnel rescue a woman from a building at the corner West 11th and Main streets in Dubuque, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities say firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)

4 people rescued from fire in downtown Dubuque building

Jan. 28, 2020 10:31 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building, authorities said. The blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday in a building that contained apartments and businesses. Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. ...

Maryland sheriff: Deputies kill suspect who shot at them

Jan. 28, 2020 10:15 AM EST

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Maryland says deputies responding to a domestic situation fatally shot an armed suspect who fired at officers multiple times. St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Lexington Park home late Monday night where a female...

Pakistani rescue workers look for survivors amid debri of a building in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Pakistani officials said Tuesday that a gas cylinder explosion at a small perfume-making factory killed many people and injured others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

Pakistan gas cylinder explosion kills 11 in perfume factory

Jan. 28, 2020 8:17 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A massive explosion and fire triggered by a gas cylinder explosion engulfed a small perfume factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, rescuer workers and police said. Two people were also injured in the blast, which caused the roof of the factory to...

Wildfire smoke billows behind a mountain range on Tuesday, jan. 28, 2020, close to Canberra's southern outskirts. The rapidly-spreading wildfire sparked by a military helicopter on Monday is threatening homes on Tuesday on the outskirts of the Australian capital. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Wildfire threatens homes on Australian capital's outskirts

Jan. 28, 2020 8:12 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a military helicopter helping firefighting efforts was blazing out of control and threatening homes on the outskirts of Australia's capital on Tuesday as fire danger escalated across the country’s southeast. The fire had spread over 8,000 hectares...

Woman dies in Jefferson City house fire, officials say

Jan. 28, 2020 8:00 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died in a residential fire in Jefferson City. Fire officials said in a news release that the blaze was reported just after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews found 60-year-old Carla Palmero, of Jefferson City, inside the home during a primary search of the...

3 people taken to Omaha hospital after Plattsmouth fire

Jan. 28, 2020 6:37 AM EST

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Three people were taken to an Omaha hospital after being rescued from a residential fire in Plattsmouth, authorities said. The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. Monday at a home about two blocks west of City Hall. The Omaha World-Herald reported that two females, ages 13 and 18,...

FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, Jon Guerrero, charged with killing three homeless men and an elderly woman in a series of San Diego attacks, is escorted out of the courtroom in San Diego after his arraignment. Guerrero, with a criminal record and history of mental illness, pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, to four counts of murder in a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Man pleads guilty to killings of San Diego homeless men

Jan. 28, 2020 12:26 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of murder in a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. Jon David Guerrero, 42, agreed to be sentenced May 1 to four consecutive life...

Police: Pilot killed in small plane crash in northern WVa

Jan. 27, 2020 5:56 PM EST

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) — A pilot was killed Monday in the crash of a small airplane in northern West Virginia, police said. The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, which crashed and caught on fire in woods in an unincorporated area near state Route 310 between Fairmont and Grafton, State Police Sgt....