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2 found dead after early morning Los Angeles house fire

Feb. 08, 2023 12:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man and woman were found dead Wednesday after an early morning fire in a Los Angeles home, authorities said. A cat also died. Firefighters were dispatched to the home in the Mar Vista area after a 2:22 a.m. 911 call that disconnected before the caller's need...

Blaze at US drone plant in Latvia; arson not suspected

Feb. 08, 2023 10:50 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Firefighters worked for a second day Wednesday to fully extinguish a blaze at a U.S. company’s drone plant in Latvia, as police said no indications of sabotage have been found so far. Latvia’s State Fire and Rescue Service was alerted Tuesday afternoon that a...

United Airlines flight turns around after fire in cabin

Feb. 08, 2023 08:47 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fire on board a New Jersey-bound United Airlines plane prompted it to return to San Diego International Airport and four people were taken to a hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation, authorities said. Flight 2664 was heading to Newark Liberty International...

Separatist rebels take New Zealand pilot hostage in Papua

Feb. 08, 2023 01:30 AM EST

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Separatist rebels set fire to a small plane carrying six people after it landed at a remote airport in Indonesia's restive Papua province and took its pilot, a New Zealand citizen, hostage early Tuesday, police and rebels said. Rebel spokesperson Sebby...

Residents worry about going home, toxic gas from derailment

Feb. 07, 2023 16:53 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Brittany Dailey stood outside her hotel watching black smoke darken the sky 10 miles to the west as crews burned toxic chemicals from tanker cars that derailed just down the street from her home. The faint smell of chlorine hung in the air Monday night...

160 patients evacuated after fire at Massachusetts hospital

Feb. 07, 2023 16:13 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — More than 70 ambulances showed up Tuesday to transfer about 160 patients evacuated from a Massachusetts hospital that lost power after an electrical transformer fire. The power was shut off at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital for safety reasons,...

Man jailed over grass fire near Kansas governor's mansion

Feb. 07, 2023 15:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old man remained jailed without bond Tuesday after authorities said he intentionally set a grass fire near the Kansas governor's mansion that burned 6 acres (2.4 hectares). Police arrested the man, a Topeka resident, while firefighters worked Monday...

Man gets 5-year prison term in Planned Parenthood fire

Feb. 06, 2023 17:45 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who was inspired by a church sermon to set fires at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Monday to five years in prison. Joshua Brereton, 25, had pleaded guilty to committing arson at the Kalamazoo clinic last July. The...

Fire extensively damages Buddhist temple in Australian city

Feb. 06, 2023 02:04 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A Buddhist temple has been extensively damaged by fire in the Australian city of Melbourne. About 80 firefighters fought the blaze at the Bright Moon Buddhist Temple for more than two hours before it was brought under control late Sunday. Spot fires were...

My Sister’s House: helping women in cycle of incarceration

Feb. 06, 2023 00:03 AM EST

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — The sign just above the front door of the new two-story house under construction in New Bern bears a simple message: “My Sister’s House — Where your past doesn’t matter.” The pledge is meant as a welcoming for the women that will one...