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This photo from the Denver Fire Department shows the house where five people were found dead in fire that authorities suspect was intentionally set, early Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Firefighters believe that the victims were two children and three adults. A Denver Fire Department spokesman says three people who were on the the upper story of the house managed to escape but the fire's heat pushed back a police officer trying to rescue those on the first floor. (Denver Fire Department via AP)

5 found dead in suspected arson fire at Denver home

Aug. 5, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Five people were found dead Wednesday after an early morning fire destroyed a suburban Denver home — a blaze authorities said they suspect was intentionally set. Three people escaped the fire by jumping from the home's second floor. Investigators believe the victims were a toddler, an...

Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Aug. 4, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a...

People walk on the flooded Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Isaias neared the Carolinas on Monday night, Aug. 3, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina

Aug. 4, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane had touched down just after 11 p.m. on Monday with maximum sustained winds...

Attorneys prepare for closing arguments in the wrongful death civil trial in the murder of Braden and Charlie Powell in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell’s children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper reported jurors on Friday, July 31,  awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie and Braden Powell.(Tony Overman/The News Tribune via AP)

Jury: Washington state liable in Powell boys' deaths

Jul. 31, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell's children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma reported that jurors on Friday awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie...

Massive fire engulfs apartment building; 7 hospitalized

Jul. 31, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

NORTH COVENTRY, Pa. (AP) — A massive fire at a Pennsylvania apartment complex sent seven people to area hospitals, including three firefighters, police said. Flames roared from the Ashwood Apartments in North Coventry on Thursday evening. Three firefighters and four residents were taken by ambulance to...

Man, teenage nephew killed in fire as others jump to safety

Jul. 28, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Family members are mourning the deaths of a man and his teenage nephew after fire swept through a three-story home in eastern Pennsylvania, killing the two and injuring others. Fire crews called to the Allentown home at about 11:30 a.m. Monday reported that flames had spread through...

Man, teen boy dead after fire; others have to jump to safety

Jul. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Fire swept through a three-story home in eastern Pennsylvania, killing a man and a teenage boy and forcing several others — including at least one young child — to jump from a second-floor window, authorities said. Chief James Wehr of the Allentown fire department said...

Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Seattle, shortly after a group of protesters left the area. A large group of protesters were marching Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality and racial injustice. Protesters broke windows and vandalized cars at the facility. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Police declare riot at Seattle protests, make arrests

Jul. 26, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police declared a riot Saturday following large demonstrations in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood and deployed flash bangs and pepper spray to try to clear an area near where weeks earlier people had set up an “occupied protest zone” that stretched for several...

Emergency crews respond to a small plane crash, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in West Jordan, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

3 dead after small plane crashes into Utah neighborhood

Jul. 25, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Three people including a 9-month-old are dead and multiple people injured after a small airplane crashed in a Salt Lake City suburb on Saturday, authorities said. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 with six people on board had taken off from South...

Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany, Saturday July 25, 2020. Three people died on Saturday after an ultra-light aircraft crashed into the apartment building and caught fire.(David Young/dpa via AP)

3 killed in small plane crash in western Germany

Jul. 25, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people were killed Saturday when an ultralight aircraft crashed into a multi-family home in western Germany, police said. North Rhine-Westphalia police said the aircraft crashed into the roof of the house in the town of Wesel, sparking a fire, the dpa news agency reported. A small...