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3 children killed, 3 others hurt in Ohio house fire

Jul. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three children killed in an overnight house fire in rural north-central Ohio died from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say three other people who were in the house have been hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The State Fire Marshal's...

Police officer returns fire, kills homicide suspect

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania police officer killed one of the suspects in a homicide in an exchange of gunfire. Allegheny County police superintendent Coleman McDonough says 30-year-old Joshua Antonio Makhanda-Lopez was found shot to death in a car in Penn Hills on Sunday...

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

Jul. 15, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) and local authorities say it's 30 percent under control. The Quintana Roo Environment Department says the fire's advance across the brush and grasslands has slowed...

Wildfire destroys 1 home north of Reno, burns 2 square miles

Jul. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 firefighters have managed to contain about half of a northern Nevada wildfire that has burned nearly 2 square miles (5 sq. kilometers) of mostly rangeland and destroyed a home north of Reno. The Sierra Front dispatch center said Monday the Jasper Fire is 45 percent contained...

More charges filed against young man in deaths of 2

Jul. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have added charges in the case of a young man who is accused of killing two people in Porter County. Connor Kerner of Valparaiso already is facing murder charges in the deaths of 19-year-old Molley Lanham and 18-year-old Thomas Grill . Kerner appeared in court Monday on...

Woman, 2 kids dead in fiery freeway crash in Indianapolis

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters died in a fiery, seven-vehicle crash on an Indianapolis freeway, authorities said. Indiana State Police say the crash happened about midday Sunday on eastbound Interstate 465. A preliminary police investigation has revealed that a semi...

Italian police clear migrant squatters amid burning debris

Jul. 15, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Migrants and squatters set up burning barricades at an abandoned school outside Rome on Monday after police were ordered to clear the site. Residents set fire to tires, mattresses, and garbage to try and deter the police in riot gear. But authorities doused the blaze and proceeded with the...

Hot chocolate: 17 tons of cocoa burns on German highway

Jul. 15, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a busy stretch of highway had to be shut down after a truck carrying 17 tons of cocoa caught fire. Police said the fire started when the truck was on the A14 autobahn near the town of Grabow, between Berlin and Hamburg, on Monday. They say the driver escaped unharmed...

Southwest Colorado hotels, railroad record stronger numbers

Jul. 15, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Hotels and a tourist railroad in southwest Colorado are reporting stronger numbers this season after a wildfire slowed tourism and spending last summer. The Durango Herald reported Sunday that ridership on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is so far even with 2017...

Fire marshal: Arson suspect had 6 fires at family homes

Jul. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

GRACE CHAPEL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire marshal says an arson suspect is charged with intentionally setting multiple fires at family homes, with six blazes reported in less than 11 years. News outlets report 48-year-old Grecia Leann Barlowe was indicted Monday on first and second-degree arson...