AP Was There: National Guard kills 4 students at Kent State

KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students during a war protest at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Four students were killed, and nine others were injured....

South Korea investigating cause of fire after 38 workers die

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire that killed 38 construction workers in one of the country’s deadliest fires in years. ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, April 30, the 121st day of 2020. There are 245 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 3...

Taipei mayor apologizes over deadly KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized on Wednesday (April 29) over the fire that broke out at a KTV parlor in the city’s bustling Zhongshan District on Sunday (Apr...

Notre Dame Cathedral worksite refitted for virus safety

PARIS (AP) — Workers are refitting the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect staff from the virus and allow cleanup efforts at the Paris landmark to resume. ...

Man called parents just before dying in Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a massive fire broke out at a KTV chain on Sunday (April 27), an engineer reportedly called his parents one last time before perishing in the blaze. At around 11...

Sprinklers, alarms turned off before Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a fire in a KTV bar claimed the lives of five and injured 54 others in central Taipei on Sunday (April 26), three employees have been arrested after fire protection ...

FBI investigates fire that damaged Missouri Islamic center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to a fire that badly damaged an Islamic center in southeastern Missouri and tha...

AP Was There: Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On April 20, 2010, a well blew wild under a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were missing that day, and would later be declared dead. The blast t...

Fire that killed 8 at Alabama marina ruled accidental

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Investigators have determined that a fire which killed eight people at an Alabama river marina earlier this year was an accident, a fire official said Wednesday. ...

A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

PARIS (AP) — The Cathedral of Notre Dame stands crippled and alone, locked in a dangerous web of twisted scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 15, the 106th day of 2020. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April ...

Forest fires rage near Chernobyl nuclear plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Forest fires raged Tuesday in the contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but officials insisted there is no radiation threat. Hundreds of fire...

Fire reported at replica Prussian palace in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's fire department says it is responding to a report of a blaze in the roof of a replica of a Prussian palace being rebuilt on the city's historic Unter den Linden boulevard. ...

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears. ...