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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...

Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

Feb. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather. The two-page National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday doesn't explain why the Cessna came...

Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo dies at 62

Feb. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. The team's...

Boy charged in Billings fire that hospitalized 6 people

Feb. 21, 2019 10:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy suspected of intentionally started a house fire in Billings that hospitalized six people has been charged with several counts of attempted deliberate homicide. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday the boy was charged in Yellowstone County District Court, and his...

Mother killed by driver who plowed into family called a hero

Feb. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (AP) — The 32-year-old mother who was killed when an enraged driver plowed into a family of six young children outside a 7-Eleven store in Rockland County is being called a hero. Melissa DeLoatch was killed when police say 35-year-old Jason Mendez, of Washingtonville, deliberately rammed...

Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

Feb. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California. "No need to panic Los Angeles — the LAPD is on snow watch," the city's police...

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Feb. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez, 51, was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with three others when...

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...