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The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

Sep. 21, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the...

Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Family of BBQ cook shot by National Guard files civil suit

Sep. 21, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a barbecue cook who was shot to death by a National Guard member during tense Louisville protests has filed a wrongful death suit against Louisville police officers and guard members. The suit, filed Monday, alleges law enforcement officials used excessive force when...

2 die in mobile home park fire in Downeast Maine

Sep. 21, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Two people were found dead after a mobile home park fire in Downeast Maine, state fire marshals said on Monday. The fire killed two at a mobile home park on Armstrong Lane in Machias, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. The fire marshal's office said the scene was still under...

Duplex fire displaces nearly 30 people in northern NJ

Sep. 19, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire at a duplex in northern New Jersey displaced nearly 30 people early Saturday, authorities said, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Paterson was reported around 3:45 a.m. The blaze started in the duplex and nearly spread to a nearby single-family home,...

1 dead in Long Island house fire

Sep. 18, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A 65-year-old man died Friday morning in a Long Island house fire, authorities said. The man's body was discovered after firefighters extinguished the blaze around 3 a.m. in Bethpage, Nassau County police said. A wheelchair was found nearby, firefighters said. The man was pronounced...

Boston Fire: 19 displaced, estimated $2M in damage from fire

Sep. 18, 2020 6:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A fire at a multi-family home in Boston early Friday displaced 19 people and caused an estimated $2 million in damage, fire officials said. The fire started at the home and spread to two other buildings, a garage and a car, the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter. Porches on the back of...

Charges dropped against couple after 3 children die in fire

Sep. 17, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana couple will no longer face neglect charges in the deaths of their three children during a fire in an apartment which had no gas, electricity or water service. The Lake County prosecutor’s office dropped the charges against Andre and Michele Young, The (Northwest...

Fire sweeps through New Jersey condominium complex

Sep. 17, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — Officials on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire that caused extensive damage to a southern New Jersey condominium complex. The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. in the 12-unit Valley Glen condos. It took firefighters from several communities about two hours to get the...

A five-story apartment complex that was to provide housing for low-income veterans is ravaged by fire early Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 in East Los Angeles, just months before it was scheduled to open. Some 150 Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched to the blaze before dawn. The first to arrive around 1 a.m. found it fully engulfed in flames. The cause was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Rick McClure)

Fire destroys apartments being built for low-income veterans

Sep. 16, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Leonardo Cuadrado saw a raging fire tearing through an East Los Angeles neighborhood in the distance, his first thought was hoping no one had been hurt. Soon afterward, hope turned to heartbreak as Cuadrado learned the five-story structure going up in flames before dawn Wednesday...

Winners announced in Illinois APME 2019 newspaper contest

Sep. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2019 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on Wednesday during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois Press Association. Thirty daily newspapers submitted...