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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Tony Hsieh speaks during a Grand Rapids Economic Club luncheon in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hsieh, retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, has died. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, according to a statement from DTP Companies, which he founded. Downtown Partnership spokesperson Megan Fazio says Hsieh passed away in Connecticut, KLAS-TV reported. Hsieh recently retired from Zappos after 20 years leading the company. He worked to revitalize the Las Vegas area. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire

Nov. 28, 2020 3:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died. He was 46. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, according to DTP Companies, which he founded. He died of injuries suffered in a...

Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West

Nov. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop devastating wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse. The plan released by the U.S. Bureau of Land...

FILE- This combination of file photos shows the logo of Kia Motors during an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 13, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea, top, and Hyundai logo on the side of a showroom on April 15, 2018, in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., bottom.  Hyundai and Kia will spend $137 million on fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million U.S. vehicles with engines that can fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalties Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.  (AP Photo, File)

Hyundai, Kia fined for delaying US engine failure recalls

Nov. 27, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalties on Friday. They resolve a three-year government probe into the...

Fire in Indian hospital kills 5 coronavirus patients

Nov. 26, 2020 9:49 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out early Friday in a privately-run hospital treating coronavirus patients in western India, killing at least five of them and injuring 28 others. Police officer K.N. Bhukan said fire engines restricted the blaze to one floor of the hospital and extinguished it within 30...

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

Nov. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police have shot and killed a man who fired on officers and set his trailer on fire, the city's police chief said. A SWAT team and other officers were sent to a trailer park on the Texas city's northeast side around 9 p.m. Wednesday after people reported a man firing a gun...

Travelers wait in line at the ticket counter before traveling from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Nov. 26, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020...

Man arrested for arson at COVID-19 hotel for homeless

Nov. 26, 2020 8:11 AM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A man staying at a hotel in Renton for people experiencing homelessness with COVID-19 was arrested after a hotel room caught fire, police said. Renton firefighters responded to fire in a sixth floor room inside the Red Lion Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, KOMO-TV reported. Firefighters...

Home nurse, 64, dies saving paraplegic patient from fire

Nov. 25, 2020 11:33 AM EST

DELHI, La. (AP) — A 64-year-old home nurse died saving her 71-year-old paraplegic patient from a fire, Louisiana's state fire marshal said Wednesday. The homeowner told investigators Gwendolyn Theus tried several times to wheel her bed out of her room and was trying to push her out of a window Monday...

FILE  - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2020 file photo, a man wearing face mask walks past Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Officials say restorers at Paris’ fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by successfully removing all the perilous roof scaffolding. It was thought that the scaffolding might have melded to the cathedral in the fire, and be keeping it in place. When the Notre Dame fire broke out on April 15 last year destroying the spire, the cathedral was already under restoration. The scaffolding previously installed resisted collapse, “but was deformed by the heat of the fire” Notre Dame restoration officials said in a communique. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Restorers remove dangerous Notre Dame cathedral scaffolding

Nov. 24, 2020 1:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Restorers at Paris’ fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by successfully removing all the perilous roof scaffolding, officials said Tuesday. The removal of the 200 tons of scaffolding was considered dangerous, with some experts fearing that it could...

This Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. annotated by TankerTrackers.com, shows a damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Yemen rebels' missile strikes Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Nov. 23, 2020 10:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah early Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. The kingdom acknowledged the attack hours later. Videos of...