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Flowers are placed at a fire site, top center with broken windows, in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. City authorities said a fire in a crowded residential district in Hong Kong has

Hong Kong orders building inspections after deadly fire

Nov. 16, 2020 10:53 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities will inspect 2,500 older residential buildings after a deadly fire killed seven people in what an elected official said may have been an unlicensed restaurant operating in an apartment. The fire and building departments will aim to complete the review by year-end, a...

A police cordon line is set at a fire site, top center with broken windows, in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. City authorities said a fire in a crowded residential district in Hong Kong has

Fire in Hong Kong apartment building kills 7, injures 11

Nov. 16, 2020 8:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said at least seven people were killed and 11 injured in a fire at an apartment building that may have started at a gathering of people from the city's Nepalese community. The blaze broke out Sunday night in Yau Ma Tei, a usually bustling area in Kowloon packed...

The Chevrolet logo is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Englewood, Colo.  General Motors says it will recall nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GM recalling nearly 69K Bolt electric cars due to fire risk

Nov. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company said Friday that it doesn't know yet what's causing the fires, but engineers are working to figure it out. Two people have suffered smoke...

Protesters burn down bengal fire as they attend in the annual Independence Day march organized by far-right groups for participants to be inside cars or motorbikes because of the coronavirus social distancing, ready for the start of the event in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The march that marks Poland's sovereignty regained after World War I has often led to clashes with opponents. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Clashes at Poland's Independence Day far-right march

Nov. 11, 2020 4:58 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police used tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with far-right supporters Wednesday during an annual Independence Day march attended by thousands in Warsaw that went ahead despite a ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic. Many participants turned up in cars and on...

Missouri house explosion injures 2 adults, 3 children

Nov. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EST

WASHBURN, Mo. (AP) — A fire marshal is investigating a house explosion and fire Wednesday in Washburn, Missouri, that injured two adults and three children. The Rogers Fire Department said in a Facebook post that its members and those from the Pea Ridge Fire Department responded to the fire and helped...

An investigator looks at the site of a deadly plane crash Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Las Vegas. A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

2 die in Vegas-area small plane crash; man on ground escapes

Oct. 29, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday in suburban Las Vegas, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. “It was awful," said Bruce Langson, the property owner. He said he...

Police: 2 killed, 2 injured in suburban St. Louis house fire

Oct. 26, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A woman and her grandson were killed and two others injured in a house fire in suburban St. Louis, police there said. Annie Simms, 86, and Michael Simms, 39, died in the Sunday afternoon fire in Jennings, St. Louis County police said Monday. Another man and woman were able to escape,...

US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash

Oct. 23, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane, authorities said. Zach Harrell, a spokesperson for Commander, Naval Air Forces, said both people in the T-6B Texan II...

Lori Goldman canvasses in Troy, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. For most of her life, until 2016, Goldman had been politically apathetic. Had you offered her $1 million, she says, she could not have described the branches of government in any depth. She voted, sometimes. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

'Our house is on fire': Suburban women lead charge vs. Trump

Oct. 19, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

TROY, Mich. (AP) — She walks with the determination of a person who believes the very fate of democracy might depend on the next door she knocks on, head down, shoulders forward. She wears nothing fussy, the battle fatigues of her troupe: yoga pants and sneakers. She left her Lincoln Aviator idling in the...

In this photo provided by Shannon Kiss, smoke from the CalWood Fire billows, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as seen from Gunbarrel, Colo. (Shannon Kiss via AP)

Many homes likely lost in north-central Colorado fires

Oct. 18, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people were forced to flee from a fast-moving fire in north-central Colorado and authorities believe a large number of homes were destroyed. The CalWood Fire started around noon Saturday near the Cal-Wood Education Center, which is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from...