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Police surround a house where a shooting suspect is believed to be in Honolulu, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Honolulu police say two officers have been shot Sunday and the suspect is at large. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers were responding to an assault call near the base of Diamond Head when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star Advertiser via AP)

Police: 2 officers shot, in critical condition in Hawaii

Jan. 19, 2020 5:01 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Two police officers were shot and hospitalized in critical condition in Hawaii on Sunday and the gunman is being sought, authorities said. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers had responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire,...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Las Vegas firefighters work the scene of a fire at a three-story apartment complex in Las Vegas. Newly released audio recordings of 911 calls are revealing the horror that Las Vegas apartment complex residents faced last month when a fire tore through the building, killing six people. The first caller to firefighters on Dec. 21, 2019, said she could not breathe while a voice in the background was heard yelling for people to get out. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

911 calls reveal horror, chaos of Vegas fire that killed 6

Jan. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newly released audio recordings of 911 calls about a Las Vegas apartment complex fire last month that killed six people reveal the horror that residents faced as flames tore through the building and people hung outside second- and third-floor windows. Details of the recordings obtained by...

Fire in NYC high-rise injures 22 people, including newborn

Jan. 14, 2020 9:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire erupted in an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side early Tuesday, injuring 22 people, two of them critically, according to the Fire Department of New York. The fire was reported around 2 a.m. on the 24th floor of a building on East 72nd Street. A newborn baby was among...

A fire, an SOS, a rescue: Man spends weeks in remote Alaska

Jan. 13, 2020 5:41 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wilderness, bundling up in an makeshift shelter against the subzero temperatures and eating canned food — unable to reach the outside world. He knew his best...

This image provided by the Office of the South Carolina Solicitor shows Marissa Cohen. Cohen, a mother in South Carolina has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for arranging a fire at her mobile home to get insurance money and killing her son, who she did not know was inside. (Office of the South Carolina Solicitor via AP)

Mom gets 35 years for insurance fire mistake that kills son

Jan. 10, 2020 4:12 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A mother in South Carolina has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for arranging a fire at her mobile home to get insurance money and killing her son, who she did not know was inside. The older brother of the boy is already serving 16 years in prison for the revenge killing of the...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Las Vegas firefighters work the scene of a fire at a three-story apartment complex in Las Vegas. The sister of one of six residents found dead after the Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Lawsuit filed after six people found dead in Vegas fire

Jan. 8, 2020 7:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister-in-law of one of six residents found dead after a Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. The...

Two people, 2 dogs killed in Lancaster County row house fire

Jan. 4, 2020 4:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities found no working smoke alarms in a Lancaster County row home where two people and two dogs died in a fire Saturday. Columbia Borough Fire Chief Douglas Kemmerly said two people were found in the home’s second floor after the 9:30 a.m. fire. One person died at the...

Several people were found dead after an explosion on Wednesday ignited a fire in a home in Columbus, Ohio, seen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Authorities in Columbus say homicide detectives are investigating the Wednesday evening blast because the cause remains unclear. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

House fire investigation points to double homicide, suicide

Jan. 3, 2020 9:51 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The deaths of three people found after an explosion and house fire in Ohio appear to be a suicide and double homicide, police said. The preliminary investigation Thursday showed 42-year-old Gary Morris died because of his own actions, and the deaths of his 2-year-old daughter, Serina...

This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 photo, a toy ape is placed between candles at the entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Three woman are under investigation for launching paper sky lanterns blamed for setting off a fire that destroyed an ape house at the zoo in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, officials said Thursday. ( Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)

German zoo reopens after deadly New Year fire at ape house

Jan. 3, 2020 8:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Krefeld Zoo in western Germany reopened Friday, two days after a deadly fire swept through a primate enclosure killing dozens of animals. Investigators believe the blaze — which killed more than 30 animals including five orangutans, two gorillas, a chimpanzee and several monkeys in the...

Several people were found dead after an explosion on Wednesday ignited a fire in a home in Columbus, Ohio, seen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Authorities in Columbus say homicide detectives are investigating the Wednesday evening blast because the cause remains unclear. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

2-year-old among 3 dead after residential explosion and fire

Jan. 2, 2020 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 2-year-old girl and two adults were found dead after an explosion ignited a fire at an Ohio home, police said Thursday. The cause of Wednesday evening's blast in a neighborhood several miles southeast of downtown Columbus remains unclear, so homicide detectives are investigating,...