Fires

Body found of 2nd victim in Croatia hydro-plant fire

Jan 11, 2019

Croatian state TV says police have found the body of the second victim of a fire at a hydro-electric plant in the south of the country

Provocative Russian protester convicted for French bank fire

Jan 11, 2019

A French court has convicted a controversial Russian performance artist for setting fire to an office of France's central bank

Man who fired on police station sentenced to 195 years

Jan 11, 2019

A gunman whose attack on a Maryland police station led to the friendly-fire killing of an undercover narcotics detective has been sentenced to 195 years in prison

Fire at Croatia hydro-plant kills 1 worker, 2 still missing

Jan 10, 2019

Croatia's state TV says a fire at a hydroelectric plant in southern Croatia has killed one worker and authorities are still searching for two more

German court rejects case of deadly Pakistan factory fire

Jan 10, 2019

A German court won't take up a civil case against a discount textile company whose clothes were produced in a factory in Pakistan that burned to the ground in 2012, killing more than 250 people

Judge proposes ordering PG&E to shut off power for wildfires

Jan 10, 2019

A U.S. judge in San Francisco is considering ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions to prevent wildfires

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Jan 9, 2019

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management

The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire comments

Jan 9, 2019

Republican U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is defending President Donald Trump's comments that California isn't doing a good enough job managing its forests

Parents of teen killed in Florida Tesla crash sue company

Jan 9, 2019

The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the company, alleging that the battery pack on its Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires

Tugboat searches for crewmembers who abandoned burning ship

Jan 8, 2019

A tugboat has reached a ship in the Pacific Ocean a week after it caught fire while carrying cars from Japan to Hawaii

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