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Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Nov. 23, 2020 2:35 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 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. An unnamed official at the kingdom's Ministry of Energy...

This undated photo provided by the Sarpy County Jail shows Roberto Carlos Silva, of Omaha, who was arrested in connection to an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed and two were wounded. Silva was booked into jail early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-in in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. (Sarpy County Jail via AP)

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

Nov. 23, 2020 2:25 PM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities filed additional charges Monday against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree...

This undated photo provided by the Sarpy County Jail shows Roberto Carlos Silva, of Omaha, who was arrested in connection to an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed and two were wounded. Silva was booked into jail early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-in in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. (Sarpy County Jail via AP)

Man arrested in deadly attack at Nebraska Sonic restaurant

Nov. 22, 2020 9:46 PM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man in an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were shot and killed, two were wounded and officers responding to a report of a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot arrived to find the vehicle on fire....

Fire kills 2 young children, injures 4 others

Nov. 21, 2020 12:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An early morning fire in a south Philadelphia row home claimed the lives of two young children and left four others injured, including a critically injured infant, authorities said. WPVI-TV reports that neighbors called 911 to report the blaze in the Grays Ferry section shortly after 1...

FILE - This undated family photo provided by Taleavia Cole shows her brother Alvin Cole, left. Cole was killed outside a mall in February 2020 by Joseph Mensah, a suburban Milwaukee police officer who has fatally shot three people in the line of duty since 2015. Mensah is resigning from the department. The Wauwatosa Common Council approved a separation agreement with Mensah Tuesday night, Nov. 17 effective Nov. 30. (Taleavia Cole via AP)

Complaints against Wisconsin officer who killed 3 dismissed

Nov. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee police and fire commission has voted to dismiss the complaints filed against a police officer by the families of three men he shot while on duty over a five-year period. Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a...

Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Nov. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit arson for helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd. According to an indictment, Bryce Michael Williams, 26, of Staples, went to the...

In this photo taken by a drone, homes destroyed by the Mountain View Fire are seen in the Walker community in Mono County, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

More than 100 displaced after fire ravages California town

Nov. 19, 2020 6:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A week before Thanksgiving, more than 100 residents were displaced Thursday by a wind-whipped wildfire that ravaged a remote mountain community in California and killed one person, authorities said. The inferno struck with sudden ferocity midday Tuesday during strong winds high in the...

Fire in petrochemical factory in Iran kills 1, injures 4

Nov. 19, 2020 2:47 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fire in a petrochemical factory in southwestern Iran on Thursday led to the death of one worker and injured four others, Iranian state TV reported. The report said the worker died after jumping off a platform where the blaze erupted during the unloading of carbohydrate materials. It...

Firefighters battle the Pinehaven Fire in the Caughlin Ranch area of Reno, Nev., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Over 1,000 evacuated in Nevada wildfire start returning home

Nov. 18, 2020 8:19 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A day after a wind-whipped wildfire in northern Nevada roared through a neighborhood in Reno and destroyed at least five houses, more than 1,000 people who were forced to evacuate — including the mayor — started returning home Wednesday. Another fire about 100 miles (160...

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Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

Nov. 18, 2020 7:54 PM EST

A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about corruption in Romania, may not directly concern current events but it feels urgent and vital just the same. In 2015, a fire swept through a Bucharest nightclub without emergency...