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NEW YORK | On SNL, Pete Davidson says sorry to wounded vet he mocked

NEW YORK— “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson has apologized for mocking the appearance of a veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan. He says Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, now a congressman-elect from Texas, “deserves all the respect in the world.” On SNL’s “Weekend Update” segment, Davidson was joined by Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL. … Continue reading NEW YORK | On SNL, Pete Davidson says sorry to wounded vet he mocked

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Officials in Andover, Massachusetts, say at least three people, including a firefighter, have been injured in the town after a series of fires that authorities blame on a natural gas issue. It was not immediately clear whether those injured were … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

CHICAGO | 8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

CHICAGO — Eight people, including six children, were killed when a fire broke out early Sunday at a Chicago apartment, officials say. Two other people were hospitalized in very critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said. At least one firefighter was injured and was hospitalized in good condition. Officials have not released the … Continue reading CHICAGO | 8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

GENOA, Italy | Survivor, shaken, describes plunge off bridge in Italy

GENOA, Italy— One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. “It came down, everything, the world came down,” said 33-year-old Davide Capello, a firefighter … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Survivor, shaken, describes plunge off bridge in Italy

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana’s Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season. Meanwhile, a firefighter died Monday battling a massive blaze in Northern California — the sixth fatality in … Continue reading Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

LAKEPORT, Calif. | Northern California blazes now largest in state history

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer and more severe. The two fires burning a few miles apart and known as the Mendocino Complex are being … Continue reading LAKEPORT, Calif. | Northern California blazes now largest in state history