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Albanian tries to set himself on fire at Eid al-Fitr prayers

May. 13, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A man tried to set himself on fire during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Ei -al-Fitr in the Albanian capital, Tirana, police said Thursday. They said a 40-year old man only identified by the initials B.G. had poured gasoline over himself and...

More forests in Arizona impose fire, smoking restrictions

May. 12, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft. The Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto national...

ASU trying to determine cause of fire on roof of building

May. 12, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University officials say they're still trying to determine what caused construction materials on the roof of a new academic building to catch fire. Dozens of firefighters from Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Chandler fought the...

Firefighter dies, another hurt in rescue at New Haven blaze

May. 12, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

A New Haven firefighter died and another was severely injured battling a house fire early Wednesday as they and their colleagues rescued two residents, including an 84-year-old woman, officials said. Fire Chief John Alston identified the firefighter who was killed as...

Officials ID 19-year-old Yutan man killed in head-on crash

May. 12, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — Investigators have identified a 19-year-old man who was one of two people killed in a fiery head-on crash southwest of Omaha over the weekend. Landen Montanio, 19, of Yutan, died along with 58-year-old Charles Miller, also of Yutan, the Douglas...

One person has died in Bismarck apartment fire

May. 12, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — One person has died in an apartment fire in Bismarck, officials said. Firefighters responded to a multi-family apartment building about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from a second-floor balcony. ...

Review: Angelina Jolie leads tense ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

May. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

It would be an understatement to say that Angelina Jolie is put through the wringer in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film “ Those Who Wish Me Dead.” In just 100 minutes, she is beaten and bruised by nature, men and even some of her own choices — like a...

Arizona history-May 16-22

May. 12, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

Sunday, May 16 On this date in 1898, Arizona barbers raised their prices to an unheard of high for a shave — 25 cents. On this date in 1910, Edward Hughes, one of the original locators of the Helvetia mines, died. On this date...

Danes mull new probe of 1990 ferry fire that killed 159

May. 12, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to set up a task force to look into a 1990 ferry fire that killed 159 people, which could lead to a new police investigation into one of Scandinavia’s worst peacetime maritime disasters. Justice Minister...

Fire causes extensive damage at Fargo strip mall

May. 12, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fire has caused extensive damage at a strip mall in Fargo. The three-alarm fire broke out in Bodyworks Physical Therapy Tuesday afternoon and spread to Gigi's Playhouse which serves individuals with Down syndrome, according to authorities. ...