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The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the...

2nd fatal fire in Kentucky county under investigation

May. 21, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the second fatal fire this week in Muhlenberg County. Police were called to a home in Central City and found Brittany Michelle Dukes, 30, was inside when the fire broke out. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The fire was reported early...

Police: Indiana man torched family's house after argument

May. 21, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind (AP) — A southern Indiana man faces attempted murder and arson charges after he allegedly set fire to his family’s home while several relatives were inside, police said. Jamal A. Long, 22, was charged Wednesday with four counts of attempted murder and one count of arson in...

Cemetery workers carry the coffin with the body of 7-year-old Lovena Luberice to the Freres Public Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Lovena Luberice was one of 13 children and two adults that died during Feb. 13 fire at a Church of Bible Understanding home in the town of Kenscoff, Haiti. Her mother was waiting for justice and compensation from the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group that ran the home before laying her to rest but could wait no longer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

6-year-old children's home fire victim buried in Haiti

May. 20, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 6-year-old victim of a fire that killed 13 children and two adults in a children's home outside the Haitian capital in February has been buried in a ceremony attended by her mother and one other mourner. Lovena Luberice died in the home run by the U.S.-based Church of Bible...

Woman, 3-year-old daughter die in Kentucky house fire

May. 19, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A house fire claimed the life of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter on Tuesday, Kentucky State Police said. Police were called to the scene in Greenville around 5:10 a.m., police said in a news release. Kristina Y. Pyszka, 30, and her daughter were inside the residence when the fire...

Volunteer firefighter in Kentucky charged with arson

May. 19, 2020 5:02 AM EDT

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter in Kentucky has been accused of deliberately setting fire to two houses. Jeffrey “Tyler” Knouse, 19, was arrested after investigators connected him to the fires that were deliberately set in April and May in Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police...

Brush fire north of Phoenix forces evacuation of 250 people

May. 18, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — High winds caused a brush fire in a town near Phoenix to nearly quadruple in size to more than 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and force the evacuation of 132 homes, officials said Monday. No homes have burned in Cave Creek, but the fire came within 100 yards of some houses. Many other...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

In this undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force, Capt. Jennifer Casey poses for a photo. A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood Sunday, May 17, 2020, during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing Casey, seriously injuring another crew member and setting a house on fire. (Royal Canadian Air Force via AP)

Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show; 1 dead

May. 18, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. The...