Vehicle fires

In this image taken from cellphone video provided to the Associated Press, firefighters put out a blaze after a minivan carrying gas tanks plowed into pedestrians along a street in Shanghai, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. A minivan plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2018 - 8:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The driver of a minivan hauling gas canisters in Shanghai set fire to his vehicle while smoking a cigarette and plowed into pedestrians Friday, leaving 18 people injured in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, police said. Police ruled out the possibility of a deliberate attack...
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Pete Hoekstra, new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, gives a statement during a press conference at his residence in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 10, 2018 - 11:55 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands clashed Wednesday with Dutch reporters on his first official day in the job over controversial comments he made in 2015 in which he said that the "Islamic movement" was creating chaos in Europe and suggested that extremists...
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Police officers stand guard in front of a damaged building after a fire in Jecheon, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. South Korea’s government on Friday began investigating the fire that tore through the eight-floor building and killed 29 people in the central city of Jecheon in the country’s deadliest blaze in nearly a decade. (Sun Myung-gon/Yonhap via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 9:43 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government on Friday began investigating a fire that tore through an eight-floor building and killed 29 people in the central city of Jecheon in the country's deadliest blaze in nearly a decade. South Korean President Moon Jae-in was planning to visit the...
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December 19, 2017 - 12:22 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 76-year-old museum owner who pulled a semiconscious man from a burning car following a crash in rural Pennsylvania is one of 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the award winners on Tuesday...
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This image made by Baltimore Police chief spokesman T.J. Smith show a weapon inside the car of a shooting suspect in Baltimore, Md., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The gunman fleeing police in the car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday, as he led cruisers on a chase that looped through streets of the city for at least 20 minutes before he was captured. The gunman injured two people. (T.J. Smith/Baltimore Police Dept. via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 7:41 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman fleeing police in a car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday as he led cruisers on a desperate chase that looped through city streets for at least 20 minutes before he was captured. Live helicopter shots from WJZ-TV showed a beat-up...
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A wildfire continues to burn as its red glow is reflected on the beach Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 06, 2017 - 1:06 am
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Southern California (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The biggest and most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California has jumped U.S. Highway 101, nearly reaching the ocean and forcing new evacuations. Fire officials said earlier Tuesday...
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Matt Kenseth celebrates his win in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 12, 2017 - 7:55 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kenseth doesn't get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he's got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete for championships. But, the economics of the sport have made Kenseth a casualty of NASCAR's new youth movement. He doesn't have a...
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November 03, 2017 - 8:18 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fire officials say an SUV crashed into a Pittsburgh library's community room, injuring a woman inside. Emergency crews went to the Whitehall Public Library Thursday night to find the SUV had smashed through the glass wall of the library. The vehicle was entirely inside the...
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November 02, 2017 - 5:37 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey police officers were charged criminally Thursday over a June car chase that ended with officers kicking and dragging a burning bystander. Prosecutors said a grand jury returned charges, including aggravated assault, against Jersey City police Lt. Keith...
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Colby Clark of San Francisco, left, comforts her mother, Bonnie Trexler, after being escorted by law enforcement to her home in Silverado Highland to retrieve medicine and some personal items on Wednesday, Oct., 11, 2017 in Napa, Calif. Trexler was one of the lucky few who found that her home was spared from the devastating fire which burned homes around her Monday. (Randy Pench /The Sacramento Bee via AP)
October 11, 2017 - 11:53 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 — a figure expected to rise. Three days after the fires began, firefighters...
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