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ATLANTA (AP) — The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta. As a 9-year-old boy, he and his father were blinded in thick smoke, stumbling from their 15th-floor room into...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In the emergency evacuations ahead of fast-spreading wildfires out of the Great Smoky Mountains last week, scores of pets were separated from their owners. The Humane Society of Sevier County had to evacuate its own building, sending its animals to...
What started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance erupted in violence as two responding officers were struck by deadly gunfire — leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker. The manhunt lasted barely a day. A telephone tip...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Six months after her brother and his longtime partner were killed in Orlando's gay nightclub massacre, Jessica Silva is re-opening the couple's beauty salon. Half a dozen black salon chairs are in place. One of them faces a large photo of the brother Juan...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Debris believed to be from a small plane carrying four people that's missing in Alaska was found Thursday in a lake near where the aircraft took off from, an official said. Searchers in a boat found the debris floating on Lake Clark, National Park...
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn was the ultimate all-American hero. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, a war hero fighter pilot, a record-setting test pilot, a longtime senator, a presidential candidate and a man who defied age and gravity to go back into space at 77...
WASHINGTON (AP) — He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate. (all times local): 7:58 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has again temporarily halted the planned execution of an Alabama inmate. In Washington, the court issued a second temporary stay late Thursday...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and...