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Woman rescued from eastern Iowa apartment fire

Apr. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman is in stable condition after being rescued from an apartment fire in eastern Iowa. The Muscatine Fire Department said Friday in a news release that the fire was reported just before midnight Thursday. Arriving firefighters could see flames through the second...

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Apr. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said. The promising development came as Notre...

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Apr. 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday. Authorities are also keeping a careful eye on construction plans...

The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service

Apr. 19, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Crown of Thorns relic saved from the fire at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral has been presented to worshippers at special Good Friday ceremony. Many believe the crown was placed on the head of Jesus...

Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

Apr. 19, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday. Biologists recently found the bobcat's den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in Westlake Village just...

Woman with disabilities, 3 dogs die in Rockford house fire

Apr. 19, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 56-year-old woman with disabilities and her three small dogs have died in a Rockford house fire. The Rockford Register Star reports firefighters were called to the house just before 3 a.m. Friday and found smoke coming from windows and eaves. Firefighters searched...

Arson reported at Russia's largest yeshiva during Passover

Apr. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jewish officials say an arson fire was set at the largest yeshiva in Russia as the faithful were gathered there for a Passover meal. No one was reported injured in the Friday fire at the Torat Chaim school in an eastern Moscow suburb. Olga Esaulova, a spokeswoman for Moscow's chief rabbi, was...

Occupant hospitalized after fire at Muscatine apartment

Apr. 19, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person was hospitalized after an apartment fire in Muscatine. The Muscatine Fire Department says firefighters dispatched late Thursday night could see flames through a second-story window on the rear of the building when they arrived. There was fire damage...

Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame's bees survive cathedral blaze

Apr. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame's smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral's ancient wooden roof. Confounding officials who thought they had perished, the bees clung to life,...

Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

Apr. 19, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires. Firefighters managed to control a forest fire in Koenigs Wusterhausen near Berlin early Friday, one of several in the eastern state of Brandenburg...