US heads into a new week shaken by violence and pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leaders would...

Asia Today: S Korea virus cases make biggest jump in 50 days

BANGKOK (AP) — South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a huge setback that could erase some of its hard-won gains. Health officials warned that the...

5 killed in fire at Bangladesh coronavirus treatment tent

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Fire swept through a tent set up outside a hospital in an upscale area of the Bangladeshi capital to treat people infected with the coronavirus, killing five people, an officia...

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investig...

PG&E's long-running bankruptcy saga enters pivotal stage

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited a succession of horrific Northern California...

Taiwan tycoon a suspect in negligent homicide case involving KTV fire that killed 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media tycoon Lien Tai-sheng (練台生) was released on a bail of NT$1 million (US$33,300) Friday morning (May 22) after being listed as a suspect in the negligent homicide of s...

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed 34 in California boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner's reports for the 34 victims who died in a scuba boat fire off the Southern California coast last year show they died of carbon monoxide poisoning before they were burned, a...

Fire at shuttered Dutch nuclear plant; no radiation risk

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under con...

ATF joins probe of LA blast that injured 12 firefighters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles hash oil manufacturer as eight burned firefighters remained in the hospital. ...

Man charged with murder, arson in apartment fire

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been charged with setting fire to an apartment building and killing a man whose remains were later found in the rubble, authorities said. ...

Rival sides in Cyprus join to fight wildfire in north

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Two aircraft dispatched by Cyprus' internationally recognized government for the first time helped to fight a wildfire in the breakaway north of the ethnically divided island na...

7 homes, 23 other structures destroyed by Florida wildfire

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — At least seven homes and 23 other structures have been destroyed by a massive wildfire that continues to burn in southwest Florida, officials said. Greater Naples...

Italy: Chemical plant fire hurts 2, forces Venetians indoors

ROME (AP) — A fire at a chemical plant near Venice critically injured two people, belched thick black smoke into the air and forced Venetians to stay indoors for fear of noxious fumes, Italian authori...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 15, the 136th day of 2020. There are 230 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 15, 194...

Fire guts 400 shanties, shops in Bangladesh Rohingya camp

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire on Tuesday raced through a crowded camp housing Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, destroying nearly 400 shanties and shops, a Bangladeshi official and the U.N.’...