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PARADISE, Calif | Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town

PARADISE, Calif.— A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a couple of thousand structures. “We were surrounded by fire, we were driving through … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town

BERLIN | Police: 2 men escape care home to party in German town

BERLIN — The story making social media rounds of two elderly men escaping their retirement home to attend Germany’s largest heavy metal festival seemed too good to be true. And, alas, it was. Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt said Tuesday the two men were actually 58 and 59 and left a home for people with … Continue reading BERLIN | Police: 2 men escape care home to party in German town

LONG BEACH, Calif.  | Police: Gunman lured firefighters to retirement home

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A 77-year-old man set a fire to lure firefighters to his Southern California retirement home so he could shoot them, authorities said. The attack killed one firefighter and wounded another. Thomas Kim was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson but investigators were still trying to determine a … Continue reading LONG BEACH, Calif.  | Police: Gunman lured firefighters to retirement home