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Investigators inspect scene of deadly Bangladesh fire

Feb. 21, 2019 11:51 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An investigative team has visited the scene of a devastating fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people. The team of civil engineering experts, members of Dhaka's fire department and government agency staffers inspected burned buildings Friday to...

Sheriff names 1 more victim of deadly California wildfire

Feb. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85. The Butte County Sheriff's Office says 93-year-old Dorothy Lee-Herrera of Paradise died in the Camp Fire. Authorities officially identified Lee-Herrera Thursday,...

Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

Feb. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that still plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth. While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touts the garment factories and...

AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire

Feb. 21, 2019 7:17 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Charred buildings and vehicles are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow alleys packed with residences, shops, restaurants and warehouses and killed dozens of people. As the flames lit...

Fire guts home of family whose 2002 slayings remain unsolved

Feb. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BASSETT, Va. (AP) — More than 16 years after the still-unsolved slayings of the Short family, their Virginia home has burned to the ground. The Martinsville Bulletin reports that the former home of Michael, Mary and Jennifer Short was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. Collinsville Volunteer Fire...

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens

Feb. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother. Hossain stood outside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday evening along with others holding pictures of family members missing...

The Latest: Death toll in Bangladesh fire lowered to 67

Feb. 21, 2019 10:33 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka (all times local): 8 p.m. Officials in Bangladesh say the death toll from a fire in Dhaka is lower than they previously reported. A duty officer for the Dhaka fire department said authorities had earlier counted 81 dead. The...

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 21, 2019 9:37 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'EMPIRE' ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN...

Man found in burning St. Louis home has died

Feb. 21, 2019 7:27 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say an elderly man has died after he was found in a burning St. Louis home. KMOV-TV reports that the fire started just after 2 a.m. Thursday in the Hyde Park neighborhood. St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Garon Mosby says the man may have been trying to get out of the home when...

The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69

Feb. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Officials say the fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 69 people. The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control early Thursday after more than nine hours...