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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...

California police: Virginia man killed family, took teenager

Nov. 28, 2022 11:32 AM EST

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

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco win at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday. Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels and eight more in the...

NY firefighter hailed for off-duty rescue in Connecticut

Nov. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EST

BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A suburban New York firefighter said that his instinct and training kicked in when he spotted a burning car on a Connecticut roadside this weekend and went on to rescue the injured driver. Nicholas Perri Jr. was off-duty, driving home from work, and didn't...

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...

10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang

Nov. 26, 2022 04:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A fire in an apartment building in northwestern China's Xinjiang region killed 10 people and injured nine, authorities said Friday, amid stringent lockdowns that have left many residents in the area stuck in their homes for more than three months. The fire broke out...

3 found dead after fire, but police say blaze not to blame

Nov. 25, 2022 22:13 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people were found dead after a house fire in Southern California on Friday but detectives don’t think they were killed by the flames, authorities said. Investigators do not know how or when the people were killed — or why, according to Riverside...

California fireworks show likely sparked hotel rooftop blaze

Nov. 25, 2022 21:28 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A famous Southern California fireworks display likely sparked a small blaze Friday atop a historic inn's roof, officials said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which occurred on the roof of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, according to...

Fire damages South Carolina chicken processing plant

Nov. 25, 2022 16:45 PM EST

WARD, S.C. (AP) — A fire at a South Carolina processing plant for chicken byproduct, which is used as an ingredient for pet food, has been extinguished, authorities said Friday. The fire started Thursday at Valley Proteins Inc. in Saluda County, news outlets reported. No one was...

Fire plan would cut 2.4 million New Jersey Pinelands trees

Nov. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EST

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Up to 2.4 million trees would be cut down as part of a project to prevent major wildfires in a federally protected New Jersey forest heralded as a unique environmental treasure. New Jersey environmental officials say the plan to kill trees in a...