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2 dead in Kansas City fire treated as homicide investigation

Oct. 01, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say they have opened a homicide investigation after two people died following a fire early Saturday in Kansas City's Midtown neighborhood, Authorities responded about 5 a.m. to a report of a structure fire and discovered two people inside an apartment...

Investigators seek cause of fire at New Hampshire strip mall

Oct. 01, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Investigators in the New Hampshire city of Nashua are trying to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a strip mall, the fire department said in a Saturday news release. The fire in the building on Amherst Street that contained a number of...

Worst Brazil forest fires in a decade, yet election silence

Oct. 01, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — September has come and gone, marking another painful milestone for the world's largest rainforest. It's the worst month for fire in the Amazon in over a decade. Satellite sensors detected over 42,000 fires in 30 days according to Brazil’s national space...

Car plunges from cliff south of San Francisco

Sep. 30, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — A man was critically injured Friday after his car plunged off a winding, cliffside road south of San Francisco and landed on a beach below, authorities said. California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection officials posted a video of the smashed car at...

US approves $2.5B in fire aid for New Mexico victims

Sep. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico residents on Friday celebrated the passage of a government spending bill that includes $2.5 billion in relief for those affected by a historic wildfire sparked earlier this year by the federal government. U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger...

Sailor acquitted of setting fire that destroyed massive ship

Sep. 30, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge on Friday acquitted a sailor of arson in a fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, a blow to the Navy as it faces allegations of improper training and maintenance of the $1.2 billion amphibious assault ship. Ryan Sawyer Mays, 21, deeply...

Woman charged with setting fire at apartment that killed 4

Sep. 30, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former tenant charged with setting a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building that claimed the lives of four people pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Friday and was held without bail. Yvonne Ngoiri, 36, faces four counts of second-degree murder as...

Phoenix man burned after plastic bags carrying fuel ignite

Sep. 30, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three men in Phoenix suffered burns, one severely, after they filled plastic bags with gasoline and the bags ignited. Phoenix police said Thursday a man in his 40s remains hospitalized in extremely critical condition with serious burns. The other two...

Ex-PG&E execs to pay $117M to settle lawsuit over wildfires

Sep. 29, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former executives and directors of Pacific Gas & Electric have agreed to pay $117 million to settle a lawsuit over devastating 2017 and 2018 California wildfires sparked by the utility's equipment, it was announced Thursday. The settlement was announced...

Navy judge to rule if sailor caused warship fire

Sep. 29, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — No one disputes that the Navy shares blame for the loss of the USS Bonhomme Richard, the $1.2 billion amphibious assault ship that was consumed by flames in San Diego in July 2020 as officers failed to respond quickly and its crew struggled with broken equipment. ...