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Man in critical condition after a house fire in Henderson

Jan. 26, 2020 12:09 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a house fire in Henderson. Henderson Fire Department crews responded to the blaze about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters found a family of six living at the house and say one resident suffered significant injuries. The man was...

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, a woman looks at the rubble of a historic residence after a fire destroyed the home following a shooting in Honolulu over the weekend. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes following a suspected landlord-tenant dispute where two police officers were fatally shot and two others died. A fire that followed last Sunday's violence destroyed several homes. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Officials identify remains found in burnt-out Hawaii home

Jan. 24, 2020 8:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the remains of two people found in a burnt-out home where a man allegedly shot and killed two Honolulu police officers and attacked a neighbor before setting the house ablaze last weekend. Officials on Friday released a statement...

Michigan couple dies in burning house trying to save dogs

Jan. 24, 2020 3:26 PM EST

KALKASKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A couple has died trying to save their two dogs from their house in northern Michigan that was engulfed in flames, authorities said. Kalkaska County sheriff's officials said the fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Kalkaska Township home of Brian and Sheryl Curry....

Norway ex-minister's former partner charged in threats case

Jan. 23, 2020 10:55 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The ex-companion of Norway’s former justice minister whose home was targeted with vandalism and small fires in 2018 and 2019, was Thursday charged in the case. The prosecutor’s office says Laila Bertheussen is suspected of sending a threatening letter to...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Teiya Enriquez Sandoval, center, and her sister Jazzy Enriquez, right, the daughters of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez, hug family friend Tristel Tynanaes during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Tiffany Enriquez in Honolulu. A handyman's landlord had recently started an eviction process before he stabbed a woman Sunday and fatally shot two Honolulu officers, including Enriquez. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Hawaii eyes closing gun loopholes, bolstering mental health

Jan. 22, 2020 8:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment. ...

Nevada officials order increase in inspections after fire

Jan. 22, 2020 2:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials have ordered inspections at apartment complexes deemed susceptible to fire in the aftermath of deadly Las Vegas fire. The Las Vegas Sun reports the increase in inspections is intended as proactive fire prevention following the Alpine Motel Apartment fire that killed six...

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Review: Dundas delivers fast-paced plot in `The Blaze'

Jan. 22, 2020 10:57 AM EST

“The Blaze,” Putnam, by Chad Dundas “The Blaze,” Chad Dundas' second novel following his critically acclaimed “Champion of the World,” is both a cleverly plotted mystery and a touching account of a wounded veteran trying to rebuild his life. Matthew Rose, an army...

CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTS YEAR: Dwellers collect their belongings following a fire that gutted homes in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Hundreds of huts were burnt to ashes as fire erupted making dozens of families homeless in a slum of Karachi, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Over 100 makeshift homes destroyed in Pakistan fire

Jan. 22, 2020 8:35 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire burned over 100 burlap-and-plastic shelters in the southern port city of Karachi, forcing hundreds of poor nomads to spend the night in the open amid winter temperatures, but there were no casualties, police said Wednesday. It was unclear what caused Tuesday night's...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, investigators work the scene of a fire at the three-story Alpine Motel Apartments in Las Vegas. Search warrant records show that investigators seized a computer and paperwork on Jan. 14, 2020, from the manager's office of the downtown Las Vegas apartment building where inspectors cited owners for code violations following a fire that killed six people and injured 13. No criminal charges have been filed in the ongoing probe of the deadly fire. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

Investigators seize items during probe of deadly Vegas fire

Jan. 21, 2020 2:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators seized a computer and paperwork from a downtown Las Vegas apartment building whose owners were cited for code violations after a fire killed six people and injured 13 last month, according to search warrant documents. No criminal charges have been filed in the ongoing...

Honolulu police carry an injured officer after a shooting and domestic incident at a residence on Hibiscus Road near Diamond Head on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Honolulu. Witnesses say at least two Honolulu police officers were shot and two civilians were injured. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Suspect in Hawaii officers' deaths described as unhinged

Jan. 20, 2020 8:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii handyman with a history of run-ins with police and neighbors faced eviction when he stabbed a woman and killed two officers before the house he and two women were believed to be inside burned, authorities and neighbors said. Police responding Sunday to a call for help at the...