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Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the...

Cemetery workers carry the coffin with the body of 7-year-old Lovena Luberice to the Freres Public Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Lovena Luberice was one of 13 children and two adults that died during Feb. 13 fire at a Church of Bible Understanding home in the town of Kenscoff, Haiti. Her mother was waiting for justice and compensation from the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group that ran the home before laying her to rest but could wait no longer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

6-year-old children's home fire victim buried in Haiti

May. 20, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 6-year-old victim of a fire that killed 13 children and two adults in a children's home outside the Haitian capital in February has been buried in a ceremony attended by her mother and one other mourner. Lovena Luberice died in the home run by the U.S.-based Church of Bible...

Brush fire north of Phoenix forces evacuation of 250 people

May. 18, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — High winds caused a brush fire in a town near Phoenix to nearly quadruple in size to more than 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and force the evacuation of 132 homes, officials said Monday. No homes have burned in Cave Creek, but the fire came within 100 yards of some houses. Many other...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

In this undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force, Capt. Jennifer Casey poses for a photo. A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood Sunday, May 17, 2020, during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing Casey, seriously injuring another crew member and setting a house on fire. (Royal Canadian Air Force via AP)

Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show; 1 dead

May. 18, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. The...

This photo provided by Elwood Delaney shows the scene of a crash involving a Canadian Forces Snowbirds airplane in Kamloops, Canada, Sunday, May 17, 2020. A Canadian acrobatic jet has crashed into the British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing at least one crew member and setting the house on fire. (Elwood Delaney via AP)

Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show; 1 dead

May. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood Sunday during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. The crash left...

Man charged with murder, arson in apartment fire

May. 17, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been charged with setting fire to an apartment building and killing a man whose remains were later found in the rubble, authorities said. James Church, 32, of Williamson was charged with several counts including murder and arson and arrest warrants were...

Occupant pulled from burning Missouri house dies of injuries

May. 15, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person pulled out of a burning house in central Missouri has died, authorities said Friday. The Jefferson City Fire Department said the occupant of the home had sustained injuries from a Monday fire that appears to have started in the living room area near or on furniture. The...

This February 2013, photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Linda Kay Stermer. A federal appeals court overturned the murder conviction of Stermer, and ordered a new trial on Friday, May 15, 2020. Stermer was accused of setting a fire in 2007, that killed her husband, Todd, in Van Buren County. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Woman convicted of killing husband in fire gets new trial

May. 15, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a Michigan woman who was accused of setting a fire and then running over her burning husband with her van as he tried to flee their home. Linda Stermer's rights were violated when her attorney failed to effectively...

Miami-Dade firefighters Christian Blanco, left, and Matthew Gutierrez, put out spot fires, Thursday, May 14, 2020, off 26th Street in Golden Gate Estates, Fla. (Jon Austria/Naples Daily News via AP)

I-75 reopens in southwest Florida as wildfire continues

May. 14, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A section of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley reopened Thursday afternoon after four brush fires that eventually merged in southwest Florida caused it to close a day earlier, authorities said. The four fires merged and grew into a 8,500-acre (3,440-hectare) fire on Thursday,...