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Mayor: At least 12 killed in Haiti as gangs vie for control

Dec. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least 12 people have been killed and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told The Associated Press on Thursday. The incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret...

San Antonio truck stop engulfed by massive fire

Dec. 01, 2022 09:31 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A massive fire broke out at a San Antonio truck stop early Thursday, engulfing the convenience store in flames and sending a large plume of smoke into the air. Firefighters first received a call at about 5 a.m. Thursday about a fire that broke out inside the...

AP's top 2022 photos capture a planet bursting at the seams

Dec. 01, 2022 00:35 AM EST

Taken together, they can convey the feeling of a world convulsing — 150 Associated Press images from across 2022, showing the fragments that make up our lives and freezing in time the moments that somehow, these days, seem to pass faster than ever. Here: a man recovering items from...

Police: Deputy posed as teen online to sexually extort girl

Nov. 30, 2022 17:58 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff’s deputy posed as a 17-year-old boy online and asked a teenage California girl for nude photos before he drove across the country and killed her mother and grandparents and set fire to their home, authorities said Wednesday. Austin Lee...

SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store, sparking huge fire

Nov. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a huge fire in a crash that destroyed the building, authorities said. The driver was killed. The 53-year-old driver had rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks...

New NC laws on arson, domestic protections begin Thursday

Nov. 30, 2022 15:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tougher penalties for certain types of arsons and large-scale thefts at stores in North Carolina are among all or portions of 10 new state laws approved by the General Assembly this year that will take effect on Thursday. The enacted legislation creates new...

Fire on US aircraft carrier injures 9 sailors; cause sought

Nov. 30, 2022 14:33 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fire broke out aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, resulting in minor injuries to nine sailors, military officials said Wednesday. The blaze broke out Tuesday morning as the USS Abraham Lincoln was conducting routine operations about 30 miles (50 kilometers)...

Officials: Jacket hot from dryer sparks blaze at NC home

Nov. 30, 2022 14:20 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jacket hot from a dryer sparked a fire that damaged a North Carolina home early Tuesday, a fire official said. Firefighters responded to a home on Herman Blue Court in Burlington around 12:20 a.m. and found light smoke coming from the home, the Burlington...

Hong Kong official warns lockdown protests hurt security

Nov. 30, 2022 02:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's security minister on Wednesday warned that the city's protests against China's anti-virus restrictions were a “rudiment of another color revolution” and urged residents not to participate in activities that might hurt national security. Chris Tang...

Mexico says tourists lost documents in fire on resort island

Nov. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists and local people escaped unharmed from a large fire that raged in an area of hotels and guest houses on the island of Holbox, at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Mexican officials said Tuesday, Authorities said some tourists lost their documents to...