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Police: 2 men found shot to death on Detroit's east side.

Jan. 20, 2020 3:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city's east side. Police said it was...

3 men found dead in separate NYC overnight blazes

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Monday were investigating the deaths of three men in separate overnight blazes, with two of the men found in unusual circumstances. The New York Police Department said the first fire was shortly before 3 a.m. on Casals Place in the Bronx. Emergency officials found an...

Victims of house fire that killed 4 in Wisconsin identified

Jan. 20, 2020 3:13 PM EST

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities released the names of a woman and her three children who died in a house fire last week in northeastern Wisconsin. Firefighters responded to the house in Oconto just before 3 a.m. Friday but emergency crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. It was several hours...

Suburban police officer charged with DUI after fatal crash

Jan. 20, 2020 3:07 PM EST

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after she was involved in a traffic crash in which another police officer riding with her was killed. Joliet Police Officer Erin Zilka, 35, was driving on Interstate 55 early Sunday in Will County when...

Bus crash sends 13 to hospital in Providence

Jan. 20, 2020 3:01 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than a dozen people were transported to the hospital after a bus collided with a sport utility vehicle in downtown Providence Monday. The incident occured just after noon on South Main Street when a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus struck a Jeep SUV at an intersection....

Volcano smoke rises 5 miles above southern Alaska island

Jan. 20, 2020 2:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Smoke has risen miles above a volcano on one of the Aleutian Islands, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. Lava flowed down the side of Shishaldin Volcano on Unimak Island Saturday and smoke rose more than 5 miles (8 kilometers) high Sunday, Anchorage Daily News reports. The...

Attorneys say Hawks' Parsons has career-threatening injuries

Jan. 20, 2020 2:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Chandler Parsons' attorneys say the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered “severe and permanent injuries" in a car wreck last week that could jeopardize his career. Attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis of the firm Morgan & Morgan say the injuries Parsons suffered in Wednesday's crash...

This undated photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Officers Tiffany Enriquez, left, and Kaulike Kalama. Enriquez and Kalama were killed Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, while responding to a call. (Courtesy of Honolulu Police Department via AP)

Hawaii man suspected of killing 2 cops described as unhinged

Jan. 20, 2020 2:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An Hawaii handyman who is presumed dead inside a home that burned after he stabbed his landlord and fatally ambushed two police officers had a history of run-ins with police, authorities said, and his lawyer said the man thought the government was spying on him. Jarovlav...

In this image take from NASA video, astronauts Jessica Meir, right, and Christina Koch install batteries for the International Space Station's solar power grid during a space walk Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (NASA via AP)

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

Jan. 20, 2020 2:06 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. NASA's Jessica Meir and Christina Koch installed the last new battery in a set of six launched to the orbiting lab...

Arrest made in wrong-way crash fatality in Rio Rancho

Jan. 20, 2020 1:51 PM EST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A man charged in a fatal wrong-way auto crash three months ago in Rio Rancho has been arrested. Authorities say 55-year-old Dwight David Weir of Bosque Farms was arrested Sunday near Isleta. He’s charged with homicide by vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and other...