Fires

In this undated photo made available by NASA, from left, veteran astronaut Virgil Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White and rookie Roger Chaffee, stand for a photograph in Cape Kennedy, Fla. During a launch pad test on Jan. 27, 1967, a flash fire erupted inside their capsule killing the three Apollo crew members. (NASA via AP)
January 25, 2017 - 11:56 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts. The scorched Apollo 1 capsule remains locked away in storage. But NASA is offering visitors at Kennedy Space Center in...
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Samsung Electronics's mobile president Koh Dong-jin speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. (Choi Jae-koo/Yonhap via AP)
January 23, 2017 - 4:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire. Samsung said Monday that it was responsible for not ensuring the design specifications given to its...
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Isabella Busse , 6, walks through floodwater near the Seal Beach Pier during a storm in Seal Beach, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The heavy downpour on Sunday drenched Orange County in one of the heaviest storms of the year. Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third in the latest series of storms brought a deluge Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides. (Ana Venegas/The Orange County Register via AP)
January 23, 2017 - 2:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides. Commuters could expect a messy drive to work Monday in several areas, with...
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Samsung Electronics's mobile president Koh Dong-jin speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. (Choi Jae-koo/Yonhap via AP)
January 22, 2017 - 10:54 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire. Samsung's mobile division president, Koh Dong-jin, ruled out any...
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Surfers enjoy the large waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara, Calif., harbor Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017. A winter storm is bringing much higher than usual waves to the area. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 22, 2017 - 10:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California on Sunday, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides. Commuters could expect a messy drive to work Monday in several areas,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are displayed at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 22, 2017 - 7:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. The announcement of results from the company's investigation into one of its worst product fiascos...
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Surfers enjoy the large waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara, Calif., harbor Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017. A winter storm is bringing much higher than usual waves to the area. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 22, 2017 - 3:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fast-moving floodwaters swept through mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides. The National Weather Service...
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This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Ricky Gray who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va. Gray is scheduled to be put to death for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister, Ruby, as well as their parents Bryan and Kathryn Harvey in 2006. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
January 18, 2017 - 10:25 pm
JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday. Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal...
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This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Ricky Gray who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va. Gray is scheduled to be put to death for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister, Ruby, as well as their parents Bryan and Kathryn Harvey in 2006. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
January 18, 2017 - 9:54 pm
JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday. Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, right, speaks to members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 5:05 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump's hotel in the nation's capital is off-limits to media during inauguration week. Patricia Tang, director of sales and marketing for the Trump International in Washington, said...
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