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Wildfires: homes burn as flames descend on a Southern California neighborhood

Jul. 21, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Homes burned Sunday when flames descended on a Southern California neighborhood as wildfires popped up across the state amid soaring temperatures. Evacuations were ordered when the Hawarden Fire grew to more than 400 acres (160 hectares) and spread to a...

Pastor Robert Jeffress vows to rebuild historic Dallas church heavily damaged by fire

Jul. 21, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The leader of an historic church in downtown Dallas nearly destroyed by a fire told congregants on Sunday that they will rebuild the iconic structure. Services for First Baptist Dallas were held at the nearby Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where senior Pastor...

Suspect arrested in triple-homicide of victims found after apartment fire in suburban Phoenix

Jul. 21, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

AHWATUKEE, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a triple homicide case in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee, according to authorities. Phoenix police said 30-year-old Chase Christman was jailed on suspicion of three counts of murder and one count of misconduct...

Lebanon's Hezbollah fires dozens of rockets at Israeli kibbutz after drone strike wounds civilians

Jul. 20, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group said that its fighters fired dozens of rockets into northern Israel on Saturday, targeting a kibbutz for the first time in nine months in retaliation for an Israeli drone strike earlier in the day that wounded several people including children. ...

A fire severely damages the historic First Baptist Dallas church sanctuary

Jul. 20, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

A fire all but destroyed the historic church sanctuary at First Baptist Dallas, sending smoke billowing over the city but causing no deaths or injuries, Dallas firefighters said. The fire in the Texas Historic Landmark, a Victorian-style red brick church built in 1890, was reported...

Lightning strikes kill cattle, start fires in Greece during heat wave

Jul. 20, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Lightning strikes in northern Greece killed cattle and started fires during a dayslong heat wave affecting most of southern Europe. Several fires were reported near the city of Kozani, 450 kilometers (280 miles) north of Athens following a dry...

Malaysia honors a new king in coronation marked by pomp and cannon fire

Jul. 20, 2024 03:57 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Traditional pomp and cannon fire on Saturday marked the coronation of Malaysia's billionaire King Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, who pledged to govern fairly during the five-year term he will serve under a unique rotating monarchy system. Sultan Ibrahim,...

At least 3 dead in Haiti after boat catches fire during escape attempt

Jul. 19, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP) — At least three people were dead and up to 40 others remain missing after a boat in the waters off northern Haiti caught fire with up to 80 Haitians on board trying to escape to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a government official said Friday. Civil Protection...

At least three dead in Haiti after boat catches fire during escape attempt

Jul. 19, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP) — At least three people were dead and up to 40 others remain missing after a boat in the waters off northern Haiti caught fire with up to 80 Haitians on board trying to escape to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a government official said Friday. Civil Protection...

Stellantis tells owners of over 24,000 hybrid minivans to park outdoors due to battery fire risk

Jul. 18, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Stellantis is telling the owners of more than 24,000 plug-in hybrid minivans to park them outdoors away from buildings, and to stop charging them due to the possibility of battery fires. The company said Thursday that it's recalling certain 2017 through...