California utility assessing finances amid wildfire links

U.S. 01/04/19, 20:37

The parent company of California's largest utility is assessing its finances and structure in the wake of wildfires blamed on its equipment that could cost it billions of dollars in liability.PG&E announced the assessment Friday in a news release, citing ...

Police: Several killed in Baghdad women’s shelter fire

World 01/04/19, 11:10

A fire at a women's shelter in Baghdad killed several lodgers on Friday, according to police, who gave conflicting accounts of the tragedy.Baghdad Police Lt. Col. Mohammed Jihad, briefing reporters outside the shelter, called it a "group suicide" caused by ...

Update: Death toll in Florida highway crash rises to 7

U.S. 01/03/19, 21:15

The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Authorities say another person has died in a fatal crash on a Florida highway, bringing the death toll to seven. Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and ...

Greece makes 3 migrants citizens for their wildfire rescues

Europe 01/02/19, 14:47

Three migrant fishermen received Greek citizenship Wednesday for helping to rescue scores of people who were forced into the sea by flames from a summer wildfire that would leave 100 people dead.Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos hosted a ceremony for Gani ...

Officials seek driver who fired into car, killing Texas girl

U.S. 01/02/19, 09:42

Authorities are searching for a driver who fired several shots into a car carrying a family in the Houston area, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother.Investigators on Monday released a surveillance video image of a red, four-door ...

Texas officials have image of pickup involved in attack

U.S. 12/31/18, 21:10

Investigators in Houston said Monday that they have a surveillance video image of a pickup truck from which a driver fired several shots into a car carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother.The image of ...

Prosecutors: Fires may mean PG&E violated criminal sentence

U.S. 12/31/18, 17:30

A California utility's role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal sentence in a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, federal prosecutors said Monday.In a court filing, ...

2 dead, 1 injured in Long Island house fire

New York 12/30/18, 22:36

Authorities say a 68-year-old woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter have died following a house fire on Long Island. WABC-TV reports that both victims succumbed to their injuries Sunday after being found unconscious inside the burning home. They were carried out by ...

Cyprus: Empty oil tanker catches fire; 5 crew rescued

Europe 12/29/18, 07:02

A Maltese-flagged oil tanker caught fire and ran aground near a fishing village, forcing several crew members to jump overboard, Cypriot authorities said Saturday.Cyprus' Joint Rescue Coordination Center said the fire aboard the tanker Athlos was extinguished soon after it ...

No aliens: Transformer explosion lights sky, knocks power

U.S. 12/27/18, 23:43

A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York City ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien ...

Poor maintenance blamed for Florida casino shuttle boat fire

U.S. 12/26/18, 17:46

Investigators say a casino shuttle boat fire that killed one woman and injured 14 other people off Florida's Gulf Coast was caused by poor maintenance and the captain's failure to shut down the engine sooner.The National Transportation Safety Board released ...

18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests

Africa 12/26/18, 11:13

Tunisian authorities have arrested 18 people during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.Thirteen were arrested in the provincial city of ...

Couple that lost home in California wildfire get pardons

U.S. 12/25/18, 17:04

Jason Burnett said he detected a faint feeling of disappointment from his wife when California Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned him for an old drug crime less than two weeks after the couple lost their home in the nation's deadliest wildfire ...

A La Crosse family survives the California Camp Fire

U.S. 12/22/18, 01:05

When Christine Poje's children woke her up the morning of Nov. 8 to see the sunrise, she thought the red sky might portend rain. Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning."We could use a storm," Poje thought, as she got ...

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