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Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No injuries have been reported after train cars carrying ethanol derailed in Fort Worth and caught fire. The Fort Worth Fire Department says nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution because of the fire, and that a hazardous materials team is on site Wednesday to monitor the...

Jury to decide if deadly bunker fire was crime or accident

Apr. 23, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader engaged in "extreme risk-taking behavior" before a fire broke out in his Maryland home and killed a man who was helping him dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the close of the millionaire's murder trial. Before jurors...

The Latest: No verdict yet in trial over deadly tunnel dig

Apr. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man helping him build tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jury deliberations will resume Wednesday in the murder trial of a wealthy stock...

Michigan mother ordered to stand trial after fire kills kids

Apr. 23, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — The mother of two boys who, along with another child, died in an accidental Detroit-area house fire has been ordered to stand trial on child abuse charges . The Macomb Daily reports that Judge Carl Gerds of the 38th District Court ruled recently after hearing testimony and...

Twin 3-year-olds found dead after house fire, couple injured

Apr. 22, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say twin toddlers have been found dead inside a home that burned, injuring the children's parents. Police said autopsies were planned for the 3-year-olds in Frankfort. The parents were flown to a Tennessee hospital, then to a Georgia hospital for treatment for...

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...

Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set

Apr. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

GOODFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned. He previously ruled that the five...

Police: South Korean man sets fire, kills 5 fleeing people

Apr. 18, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police are investigating a 42-year-old man accused of setting his apartment on fire and fatally stabbing five neighbors as they attempted to flee, in violence that shocked the nation. The man poured gasoline in his living room and then threw burning newspapers to...

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

Texas man dies after killing neighbor, setting house ablaze

Apr. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities in San Antonio said a man assaulted his wife, fatally shot a neighbor and set his house on fire before dying in a hail of gunfire with police. Police Chief William McManus said the man "severely" beat his wife Tuesday afternoon, then opened fire on her as she ran away. The...