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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fire caused by a dropped kerosene heater swept through a rural trailer home on Thursday, killing three young siblings, whose mother fell out a window trying to save them and couldn't get back in, a sheriff said. The heater had caught fire, and the mother...
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A family's luxurious suburban lifestyle has been financed by more than $20 million in fraudulent insurance claims amid a series of mansion fires and repeated reports of jewelry theft, authorities said Thursday. An investigation began after a 2013 fire at...
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say. The glow is an indicator of a harmful algal bloom created by something called Noctiluca scintillans, nicknamed Sea Sparkle. It...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States. One motorist spotted...
DALLAS (AP) — An activist and writer linked to the hacking collective Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for threatening an FBI agent and helping share stolen data, marking the end of a criminal case criticized by free-speech advocates. Barrett Lancaster...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash...
DALLAS (AP) — An activist and writer linked to the hacking collective Anonymous was sentenced to prison on Thursday for threatening an FBI agent and helping share stolen data, marking the end of a criminal case criticized by free-speech advocates. Barrett Lancaster Brown...
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate. Not since August 2003 has the euro traded this low against the dollar. Still, German sports cars,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. accident investigators are recommending that all airliners making long flights over water be equipped with improved locator technology so they can be found in the event of a crash. Recommendations were prompted in part by the disappearance of Malaysia...