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Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse

Dec. 5, 2019 7:50 PM EST

DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the warehouse in Douglas to find flames leaping through the...

AP Exclusive: Man said 'I hope it was worth it' before blast

Dec. 5, 2019 1:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man on fire yelled “I hope it was worth it" after apparently setting off an explosion that killed him and injured nine Connecticut police officers during a standoff last year, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Although officials never determined the...

The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes

Dec. 5, 2019 9:51 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on strikes in France (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Small groups of protesters are hurling flares, smashing store windows and setting fires in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government’s retirement reform. Associated Press reporters saw demonstrators destroy a bus...

Woman, young boy wounded when shooter opens fire on car

Dec. 5, 2019 8:29 AM EST

Authorities say a shooter opened fire on a car along a Philadelphia street, leaving a woman and a young boy wounded. It's not yet known what sparked the shooting shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the 24-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and knee, while the 7-year-old boy was shot in the foot....

Fire in refugee camp on Greek island kills a woman

Dec. 5, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire that broke out early Thursday in a housing unit at a refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos has left one woman dead, Greek authorities said, as the country’s prime minister met with top European officials to discuss issues related to migration and refugees....

At least 3 injured in Greece hotel fire in capital

Dec. 5, 2019 8:03 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with firefighters using ladders to help evacuate the building. At least three people were injured, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze at the Athenaeum Palace or how many people...

PG&E urges judge to approve key settlement, faces resistance

Dec. 4, 2019 7:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday urged a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to regain its financial footing and cover at least $20 billion in losses stemming from catastrophic wildfires in California tied to its equipment. The nation's...

Cause of fire that killed animals at wildlife park unknown

Dec. 4, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The cause of a barn fire that killed 10 animals at an Ohio wildlife park remains unknown, the state fire marshal's office said Wednesday. The Nov. 28 blaze broke out in the southwest corner of a barn at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, killing three bongos, three...

Police: Man believed to have killed 2, died in fire ID'd

Dec. 4, 2019 2:50 PM EST

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say a man who they believe beat an eastern Pennsylvania couple to death with a hammer and was then found dead in a fire in the garage has been identified as the woman's adult son. Police in Berks County said Wednesday that DNA tests identified the third person found...

Sheriff: Woman had smoked before fatal oxygen tank explosion

Dec. 4, 2019 1:19 PM EST

ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman died when the cigarette she was smoking ignited her oxygen tank and caused a small explosion and fire, authorities said. The Nash County Sheriff's Office issued a news release saying that 61-year-old Belinda Coble died Tuesday morning in Zebulon, about 30 miles...