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Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

Apr. 17, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As unpredictable wildfires roared across Maui last August, the head of the emergency management agency dragged his heels about returning to the island amid the unfolding crisis, while a broad communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without emergency...

Emergency chief decided to return to Maui only after deadly fire had burned for 5 hours, amid broader communication woes

Apr. 17, 2024 17:11 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Emergency chief decided to return to Maui only after deadly fire had burned for 5 hours, amid broader communication woes.

Officer shot before returning fire and killing driver in Albany, New York, police chief says

Apr. 17, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer in Albany, New York, was “ambushed” by a driver following an attempted traffic stop early Wednesday and was shot in the leg before returning fire, killing the man, the city's police chief said. The officer was hospitalized at Albany Medical...

Copenhagen fights the last pockets of a fire that destroyed a 400-year-old landmark

Apr. 17, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish firefighters toiled Wednesday to extinguish the last pockets of a fire that gutted Copenhagen’s 400-year-old stock exchange building the previous day, as owners of the structure looked ahead to rebuilding the iconic landmark. Tuesday’s blaze,...

Maui Fire Department report on deadly wildfire details need for more equipment and mutual aid plans

Apr. 16, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — When wildfires broke out across Maui last August, some firefighters carried victims piggyback over downed power lines to safety and sheltered survivors inside their engines. Another drove a moped into a burning neighborhood again and again, whisking people away from danger one at...

Fire destroys Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange dating to 1600s, collapsing its dragon-tail spire

Apr. 16, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fire raged through one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings Tuesday, destroying about half of the 17th-century Old Stock Exchange and collapsing its iconic dragon-tail spire, as passersby rushed to help emergency services save priceless paintings and other valuables. ...

A Palestinian is killed as Israeli settlers rampage in his village and troops fire on stone-throwers

Apr. 13, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed into a Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday, shooting and setting houses and cars on fire. The rampage killed a Palestinian man and wounded 25 others, Palestinian health officials said. The violence was...

Rescuers in Ukraine pull 5 puppies from the rubble of a building destroyed by fire

Apr. 12, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Rescue workers in Ukraine have pulled five puppies from underneath the rubble of a destroyed building, a video released by the country's emergency services Friday showed. Officials said the puppies were rescued from a non-residential building that was on fire...

Ford is under investigation for Bronco Sport gas leaks. US says its remedy doesn't fix the problem

Apr. 12, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency has opened an investigation into a Ford recall for gasoline leaks from cracked fuel injectors that can cause engine fires, saying in documents that the remedy doesn't fix the leaks. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Man accused of lighting fire outside Bernie Sanders' office had past brushes with the law

Apr. 11, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

The man accused of starting a fire outside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' Vermont office a week ago has had past brushes with the law involving guns and a history of traveling from place to place, prosecutors say in court filings arguing that he should remain detained. Security video...