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{FD} Fires in Ohio Walmart store lead to evacuation, probe

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Authorities say a Walmart in suburban Cincinnati was evacuated after someone set multiple fires inside the store, including a flaming pile of pants and other clothing. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio man convicted in fire that killed 9 wants case tossed

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An Ohio man convicted of setting a house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover has asked a judge to throw out his conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} 72-year-old Oklahoma woman dies in officer-involved shooting

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Police in Oklahoma say a 72-year-old woman was fatally shot after she fired a high-powered pellet gun at officers during a drug raid. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

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The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park say they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay. Continue reading

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{FD} No fire inspection records for Calif. house of horrors where 13 children held captive

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The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 4:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student’s killing

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The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: No fire inspections where captive children found

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The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 4:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} California suspect calls slain deputy’s partner ‘coward’

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The suspect being tried in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies called one slain officer’s partner a “coward” and repeatedly and profanely interrupted the start of his murder trial Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides

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Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20. Continue reading

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{FD} Dramatic video shows Georgia firefighter catching child dropped from burning building

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A Georgia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after dramatic video earlier this month captured him catching a child being thrown from a burning apartment. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Suspect in slaying says student was hitting on him

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Authorities say a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. Continue reading

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{FD} Casino shuttle boat fire leaves 1 woman dead, 14 other people injured, officials say

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At least one woman was killed after a casino shuttle boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida — forcing more than 50 passengers to jump overboard into the shallow water. Continue reading

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{FD} Casino boat catches fire off Florida with 50 passengers aboard

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A casino boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida, with 50 passengers on board — and more than a dozen were rushed to the hospital, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Casino boat catches fire off Florida with 50 passengers aboard; 1 reported missing

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Casino goers were dealt an unlucky hand on Sunday when a casino boat in Florida caught fire in the Gulf. Continue reading

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{FD} Prayers for California mudslide victims; death toll hits 20

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Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides. Continue reading

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{FD} Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained

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The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities arrest friend in death of U Penn student

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A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found this week at a Southern California park. Continue reading

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{FD} California mudslides kill a couple of 50 years, 4 children

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The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Firefighter who died became trapped by flames

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A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California’s modern history was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by the flames being fanned by gusty winds, fire officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} California mudslides happened as cellphone alerts went out

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Residents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn’t heed a voluntary evacuation. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials chase reports of missing in mudslides

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The Latest on the California mudslide disaster (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hopes of finding survivors drop after California mudslides

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Hundreds of searchers are still hunting for survivors of the flash flooding and mudslides near Santa Barbara, California. Continue reading

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{FD} Montecito residents who dodged fire struggle following storm

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Just weeks after returning to homes threatened by one of the worst wildfires in California history, hundreds of residents of Montecito, an upscale enclave of the wealthy and famous, found themselves in another life-or-death situation. Continue reading

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{FD} Residents didn’t heed voluntary evacuation before mudslide

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Residents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn’t heed a voluntary evacuation. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois girl charged in mom’s slaying to get mental review

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A western Illinois girl charged with murder in her mother’s slaying will get a psychological assessment to help determine whether she’ll be tried as an adult. Continue reading

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{FD} Landlord in fire that killed 6 due to file brief in appeal

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A landlord who was convicted following a fatal fire in Maine is due to file a brief in his appeals case. Continue reading

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{FD} California storm: Cars swept away, body pinned against home

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In the dark of night, Thomas Tighe saw two vehicles slowly being swept away by a river of mud and debris flowing down the road in front of his house in Montecito, California. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly ‘debris flows’ carved destructive California slides

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Torrents like the ones that carved deadly and destructive paths through Montecito, California, during a powerful storm early are commonly described as mudslides, but geologists and emergency workers call them debris flows. Continue reading

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{FD} California man attempting to kill spider sets apartment on fire

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A California man thought he nabbed a spider by setting on fire on Sunday, but the eight-legged critter, while its body was engulfed in flames, ended up torching his apartment by scurrying on a mattress that quickly went ablaze. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides

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The Latest on storms in California (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Electric blanket may have sparked Missouri fire that killed 96-year-old woman

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A Missouri woman’s efforts to stay warm during the deep freeze that enveloped much of the nation last week may have led to her death, according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides

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The same Californians who had to flee from huge wildfires in recent months now have to deal with hard rains that bring another type of danger. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Thousands evacuated from California burn areas

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The Latest on storms in California (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Officials say about 21,000 people have been evacuated from neighborhoods beneath hillsides laid bare by California’s largest-ever wildfire and other recent blazes as a storm raises fears … Continue reading

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{FD} Rain unleashes risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged California

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Storms brought rare rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities, driving property owners to stack sandbags in devastated northern wine country and authorities to order evacuations farther south for towns… Continue reading

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{FD} US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

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With hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and drought, America hit a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY says

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Three people — including one firefighter — were injured when a fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York City on Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston firefighters battle fire, ice during blaze as deep freeze set to end

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More than 100 firefighters worked through bitter cold early Sunday to put out a fire in Boston that ended up encased in ice as a deep freeze that’s gripped the East Coast since a major winter storm last week is finally set to break. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia firefighter among two killed in row house blaze

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A Philadelphia fire lieutenant and a resident were killed Saturday when a fast-moving fire tore through a row house on the city’s north side. Continue reading

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{FD} Roy Moore accuser’s home burns down; arson suspected

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Authorities in Alabama said Friday they had launched an arson investigation after the home of a woman who accused Roy Moore of groping her nearly two decades ago burned to the ground Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Bronx fire claims 13th victim

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A 13th person has died from injuries suffered in one of New York City’s deadliest fires in decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen suffers burns to 95 percent of body from New Year’s Eve bonfire

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A South Florida teenager is fighting for her life after suffering third-degree burns to over 95 percent of her body during a New Year’s Eve bonfire. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sought in 2-week manhunt found dead in Mississippi

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A Mississippi man accused of killing a neighbor, beating his wife and setting two houses on fire has been found dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire rips through Bronx building, injuring at least 16, including children

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At least 16 people — including nine children — were injured when flames ripped through a four-story New York City building Tuesday, sending more than 200 firefighters racing to the scene to battle the blaze in the frigid morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama fan’s response after RV bursts into flames: ‘Roll Tide’

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An Alabama fan attending the Sugar Bowl lost her RV after it caught fire Monday morning near the Superdome in New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 deputies wounded, 1 dead in Colorado attack

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Authorities in suburban Denver were investigating what led a 37-year-old man to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff’s deputies, killing one and injuring four others. Continue reading

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{FD} Disasters pound North America in 2017; overall down globally

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North America couldn’t catch a break in 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} FDNY video shows scorched Bronx apartment building after fire kills 12

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Footage released by the FDNY shows a glimpse into the aftermath of a massive fire that burned inside a New York City apartment building Thursday night, leaving at least 12 people dead and others with serious injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronx fire’s multiple victims include young children and adults

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On one of the coldest nights of the year, New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades ravaged a Bronx apartment building – killing 12 people, including several young children. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Self-closing doors mandatory in fire building

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The latest on New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Child playing with stove blamed for massive Bronx fire that killed 12, officials say

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A child playing with a stove ignited a massive fire Thursday night that killed at least 12 people, including children, at an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York City, officials said. Continue reading

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