7 killed in Philadelphia fire

Date: 12/28/2008 7:52 AMBy KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press WriterPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of Liberian immigrants mourned Saturday at a house where seven members of their community died in a fire that a survivor said started when a kerosene…

65 children sickened by carbon monoxide in China

Date: 12/25/2008 7:29 AMBEIJING (AP) — Sixty-five elementary school students in northern China were poisoned by carbon monoxide after smoke from a dormitory boiler seeped into their rooms, state media reported Thursday.Nineteen were still…

Carbon monoxide sends 29 to Wash. state hospital

Date: 12/16/2008 11:00 PMBC-Carbon Monoxide,2nd Ld-Writethru/221BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Nearly 30 people at a seafood business were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said Tuesday.Bellingham Fire Chief Bill Boyd said they…

Mom charged in Ky. fire that killed her 2 children

Date: 11/18/2008By KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press WriterA soldier's wife has been charged with setting a fire at their Kentucky Army base home that killed her two young children.Billi Jo Smallwood, 35, also faces a federal charge of attempting…

Brown cloud back above Phoenix as temps drop

Date: 11/14/2008PHOENIX (AP) _ Cooler weather has created ideal conditions for the return of the seasonal brown pollution cloud over the Phoenix metropolitan area.Visibility was rated as poor Thursday by the Arizona Department of Environmental…

Study: Calif dirty air kills more than car crashes

Date: 11/13/2008By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press WriterFRESNO, Calif. (AP) _ Lowering air pollution in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley would save more lives annually than ending all motor vehicle fatalities in the two regions, according…

Vent Pipe to Blame in SD Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Date: 11/10/2008BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) _ Authorities in Brookings think a missing vent pipe was to blame in the apparent carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a man and his daughter found in their home early Sunday.The victims are Grant Holmstrum,…

Worker on barge traveling near New Haven dies

Date: 11/8/2008NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says a 52-year-old barge worker has died after being found unresponsive on the ship as it traveled near New Haven Harbor.Coast Guard Lieutenant Ellen Phillips says it appears that John Campagno…

Families settle with utility over Texas wildfire

Date: 11/8/2008By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press WriterFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ An attorney says more than 100 families have settled a lawsuit with a utility whose damaged equipment sparked a devastating wildfire.Attorney Bill Altman says the…

Restaurant fire likely started by cigarette

Date: 11/1/2008GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) _ A fire that destroyed the Golden Corral restaurant here Wednesday was likely started by a cigarette or a match that was thrown in the trash, authorities said.Doug Bennyhoff, fire marshal for Great Falls…