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FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, after an explosion and fire onboard the ship at Naval Base San Diego. The Navy on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, said that it will decommission the warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

Nov. 30, 2020 3:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy said Monday that it will decommission a warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson this summer caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore. Fully repairing the USS Bonhomme Richard to warfighting capabilities would cost $2.5 billion to $3 billion and take...

Passenger van rams into bus amid fog in Pakistan, killing 13

Nov. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A speeding van carrying passengers crashed into a bus in foggy weather in eastern Pakistan on Monday, killing 13 people and injuring 17 others, a government official and rescuers said. The accident took place in the town of Narang Mandi in eastern Punjab province, said government...

Woman killed in Wyoming house fire, 4 escape

Nov. 30, 2020 1:10 PM EST

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A woman died in a house fire in southwestern Wyoming. A man and three children escaped from the burning home Saturday in Green River but the woman was dead by the time firefighters got her out, Assistant Fire Chief Larry Erdmann said. Authorities didn't identify the woman. The home...

Officials: Inmates start jail fire by burning mattresses

Nov. 30, 2020 11:46 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were transported to a hospital after inmates started a fire at a Georgia jail by burning two mattresses, authorities said. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said two Fulton County Jail employees and an inmate at were taken to a hospital as a...

Officials: 2 children, adult killed in Tennessee house fire

Nov. 30, 2020 8:07 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two children and an adult were killed when a house caught fire early Sunday morning, according to Tennessee fire officials. Firefighters received a call just before 7 a.m. and arrived to find smoke coming from the Memphis home, Fire Department Lt. Wayne Cooke said. Cooke said an adult...

15-year-old boy dead, brother injured in campground fire

Nov. 30, 2020 7:41 AM EST

BRYSON CITY, N.C. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has died and his brother has been injured in a campground fire in North Carolina. The blaze that was reported 11:00 p.m. Sunday at a camper in Bryson City’s Ela Campground and RV park spread to nine different units and destroyed seven, the Swain County...

Police: Louisiana man killed by officers returning fire

Nov. 30, 2020 7:19 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana said officers shot and killed a man with a gun who fired at them first. Houma police responded to a report of shots fired at around 3 a.m. Sunday and found a man walking in the street with a gun, an agency spokesman told news outlets. Officers along with deputies from...

Fatal fire in Appleton under investigation

Nov. 30, 2020 7:00 AM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of a weekend fire that killed a man in Appleton. The man's house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived Saturday, officials said. A next-door neighbor spotted the flames and called 911. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze...

Flames seen from the crash scene after Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France crashed out at the start of the race during the Formula One race in Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash

Nov. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EST

It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape that Harry Houdini would have struggled to match. Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was trapped in a burning car after it sliced in half and exploded into a fireball, following a crash...

Rocket attack causes fire at oil refinery in northern Iraq

Nov. 29, 2020 2:45 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket attack in northern Iraq on Sunday caused a large fire to break out at an oil refinery, briefly halting operations, the country's Oil Ministry said. The fire hit a fuel storage tank at the small Siniya refinery in Salahuddin province. There were no reports of casualties, the...