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Fire in residential building kills 2, injures 17 in Mumbai

Jan. 22, 2022 00:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire in a 19-story building killed at least two people and injured 17 others on Saturday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, officials said. The fire was caused by a short-circuit in an air conditioner in one of the apartments, Mayor Kishori...

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

Jan. 21, 2022 23:45 PM EST

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — After a difficult first year in office, Vice President Kamala Harris enjoyed a homecoming of sorts Friday, taking a helicopter tour in Southern California mountains to highlight new funding for federal wildfire programs. She was joined by Gov. Gavin...

Review: decision to defend fire station nearly cost lives

Jan. 21, 2022 23:22 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A firefighting crew's decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California's central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety. ...

Wineries, farms eligible for last-ditch California insurance

Jan. 21, 2022 21:12 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Napa wineries and others hard-hit by massive wildfires in California's wine country and elsewhere will soon be able to tap into the state's insurance plan of last resort, officials said Friday. Hundreds of farmers, ranchers, wine growers and other outdoor...

Police: Lacey cops shoot, kill man who fired at officers

Jan. 21, 2022 20:10 PM EST

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Lacey police shot and killed a man Thursday night who fired at officers, presumably hitting one in their bulletproof vest, authorities said. Police responded to a home around 8:30 p.m. after a woman called saying she had been attacked and had left the residence...

1 dead, 1 hurt in northern Illinois chemical explosion

Jan. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EST

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said. The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. when two employees at the W. R. Meadows building materials plant in...

Man charged in blaze that destroyed Redmond businesses

Jan. 21, 2022 17:48 PM EST

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Redmond Police say a 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in connection with a suspected arson at a strip mall in Redmond last week that destroyed two businesses and damaged three others. Tyndale Cubbo Santos Mariur was arrested Wednesday on unrelated...

Official: Child, 2 adults killed in southern Ohio house fire

Jan. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EST

RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) — A child and two adults were killed when a fast-moving fire roared through a home in southern Ohio early Friday, officials said. Scott Eagan with the Ripley Fire Department told WLWT-TV that two boys were able to escape the burning home, They were taken to the...

Retiring FDNY commissioner led COVID response, 9/11 recovery

Jan. 21, 2022 13:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s fire commissioner said Friday that he will retire next month after more than seven years in the job and a career that spanned more than five decades and included stints in every rank in the department. Daniel Nigro led the nation’s largest...

Council votes to fire 3 officers in death of 8-year-old

Jan. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

SHARON HILL, PA. (AP) — A town council near Philadelphia voted to fire three police officers days after charges were recommended over accusations they fired their weapons in the direction of a crowd leaving a high school football game, killing an 8-year-old girl and wounding three people. ...