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Buffalo house fire kills man, 3 daughters; mom hospitalized

Jul. 04, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near...

July 4 events nixed in Utah city after fire threatens homes

Jul. 04, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fire in a Utah city north of Salt Lake City suspected to have been caused by fireworks led to the evacuation of dozens of homes and the cancellation of some Independence Day events, officials said. The fire near the city of Centerville was reported at about...

Evacuation orders lifted for California wildfire zone

Jul. 04, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted in a Northern California county after a wildfire threatened about 500 homes and other buildings, authorities said Monday. The Nevada County sheriff's office said the warnings related to the Rices Fire were...

Flamethrower used to torch Pan-African flag flying on pole

Jul. 04, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A person using a flamethrower set fire Saturday to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement, a Black international socialist group based in Florida. Security video released by the group shows the driver of a...

Crews douse fire in abandoned building near the ABQ BioPark

Jul. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in an abandoned building near the Albuquerque Biological Park was brought under control Sunday and authorities said its cause wasn't immediately known. City fire department crews were called to the scene about 6 a.m. Sunday and reported...

Phoenix police identify 2 men who died after shooting at bar

Jul. 04, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have now identified two men who were fatally shot at a Phoenix bar and grill and said one of the victims was a security guard. Phoenix police said 35-year-old Jordan Davis allegedly denied 34-year-old Daniel Stuart entry into the bar early Sunday. ...

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

Jul. 04, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Akron...

Shark attacks Long Island lifeguard during training exercise

Jul. 03, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County officials closed a Long Island beach to swimming Sunday after what they described as an unprecedented shark attack that injured a lifeguard. The lifeguard had been playing the role of a victim during a training exercise when the shark bit...

Pioneering Reno photojournalist enters women's hall of fame

Jul. 03, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The newest inductee to the Nevada Women's Fund Hall of Fame is Marilyn Newton, a longtime newspaper photographer who helped blaze the trail for other female journalists in the state a half-century ago. Newton, 77, spent 52 years at the Reno Gazette Journal and...

Greece gets European assistance for summer wildfire season

Jul. 02, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is receiving European assistance for the summer wildfire season, with the first group of firefighters arriving in Athens. The 28 Romanian firefighters were welcomed Saturday by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the...