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Atlanta house fire kills 2 during gas leak in front yard

Dec. 04, 2022 12:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta house fire killed two people over the weekend and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the agency announced Sunday. The fire involved natural gas, according to a tweet from the NTSB, which investigates pipeline mishaps. ...

2 children killed in overnight fire in Salisbury, N.C.

Dec. 03, 2022 17:21 PM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Two children died and two adults were injured in an overnight house fire in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Salisbury Post reported Saturday that the Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Emergency Services were called to a home at about 12:30 a.m. ...

Baltimore fire chief resigns as fatal fire report released

Dec. 02, 2022 18:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s fire chief resigned Friday, the same day as the release of a report that reviewed the department’s response to a January vacant rowhouse fire that left three firefighters dead. Mayor Brandon Scott announced that he decided to accept Chief Niles...

Mayor: More than 12 killed in Haiti as gangs vie for control

Dec. 01, 2022 16:27 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — More than 12 people were slain and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told The Associated Press on Thursday. The incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret northwest of...

Police: Deputy posed as teen online to sexually extort girl

Nov. 30, 2022 17:58 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff’s deputy posed as a 17-year-old boy online and asked a teenage California girl for nude photos before he drove across the country and killed her mother and grandparents and set fire to their home, authorities said Wednesday. Austin Lee...

Officials: Jacket hot from dryer sparks blaze at NC home

Nov. 30, 2022 14:20 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jacket hot from a dryer sparked a fire that damaged a North Carolina home early Tuesday, a fire official said. Firefighters responded to a home on Herman Blue Court in Burlington around 12:20 a.m. and found light smoke coming from the home, the Burlington...

Mexico says tourists lost documents in fire on resort island

Nov. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists and local people escaped unharmed from a large fire that raged in an area of hotels and guest houses on the island of Holbox, at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Mexican officials said Tuesday, Authorities said some tourists lost their documents to...

California police: Virginia man killed family, took teenager

Nov. 28, 2022 21:04 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family. Austin Lee...

Mother charged with murder after daughter found dead in fire

Nov. 28, 2022 12:51 PM EST

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area woman has been arrested on murder charges after investigators say she killed one of her twin 4-year-old daughters and set fire to her apartment to conceal the death, burning the other twin. Nicole Jackson, 27, was arrested Friday by East Point...

Protests over China's COVID controls spread across country

Nov. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Protests against China's pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northwest. Shanghai police used pepper...