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Conviction erased in fire that killed 5 kids in Michigan

Sep. 21, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased the murder conviction of a man who was blamed for a fire that killed five children in 2000 after a new prosecutor said the investigation and trial were marred by misconduct years ago in suburban Detroit. Juwan Deering will remain...

2 men killed, 2 firefighters hurt in Wilmington fire

Sep. 21, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two men were killed and two firefighters were injured in a fire at a Wilmington rowhome early Tuesday, fire officials said. The fire broke out around 12:15 a.m. on Clifford Brown Walk and destroyed the rowhome, The News Journal reported....

Troubled Nielsen to update measurements for local television

Sep. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company, increasingly under fire from the television industry, on Tuesday said it would soon incorporate homes that have cut off cable in favor of broadband in its viewing measurements for local TV markets. Nielsen estimates some 20% of...

Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest unscathed by wildfire

Sep. 21, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — The ancient massive trees of Sequoia National Park’s famed Giant Forest were unscathed Tuesday even though a wildfire has been burning near them on the western side of California’s Sierra Nevada for nearly two weeks. “As of right now we...

Greece: Firefighters contain wildfire at resort near Athens

Sep. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters in Greece have contained a wildfire that threatened homes and prompted overnight evacuations at a resort town northeast of Athens, the country's fire service said Tuesday. More than 150 firefighters and volunteers battled through the...

Nebraska Panhandle wildfires now largely under control

Sep. 21, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Two wildfires that had neared Scottsbluff and Crawford in the Nebraska Panhandle have largely been brought under control, authorities in western Nebraska said. A fire southwest of Scottsbluff, dubbed the Vista Trend fire that has burned about 3,600...

Outside review of Worcester Fire Department finds problems

Sep. 21, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An independent review of the Worcester Fire Department commissioned after the death of a firefighter in 2019 found problems that require “immediate intervention." The 248-report by Emergency Services Consulting International released Monday...

Louisiana middle school to remain closed Tuesday after fire

Sep. 21, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana middle school will be closed Tuesday as crews repair damage from a fire. Monday’s fire was sparked by a transformer at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge, WBRZ-TV reported. The blaze cut...

Fire leaves historic church in ruins in south Chicago suburb

Sep. 20, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

BEECHER, Ill. (AP) — A weekend fire destroyed a historic church in Chicago's far southern suburbs that had appeared in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition.” Officials said nearly a dozen fire departments responded to Sunday's fire in the Will County village of Beecher,...

Greek firefighters battle wildfire at resort near Athens

Sep. 20, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of a coastal resort town near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. Media reports said a few houses on the outskirts of Nea Makri, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) northeast...