GREENVILLE, Ky. — The bodies of eight children and their mother were found huddled together in or near a master bedroom, victims of an early-morning fire Thursday from which only the father and an 11-year-old daughter escaped after it ripped through a modest home in western Kentucky.
The fire started accidentally with combustible material against an electric heater in a bedroom, said Kentucky State Police Trooper Stu Recke.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say 15 vendors, including four children, have been killed in a pre-dawn fire that hit a public market in the country's south.Senior Superintendent Angelito Casimiro says 13 other vendors have been injured in the three-hour blaze.He says it was apparently started when sparks from low-slung electric post cables set fire to sidewalk stall umbrellas then ignited stacks of used clothing being sold at the Zamboanga city market.
A lone gunman killed four people in a rampage in a Finnish shopping mall Thursday and also murdered his former girlfriend before being found dead himself, police said.The man named as Ibrahim Shkupolli, 43, opened fire in the suburban Helsinki mall where his ex-partner reportedly worked, shooting dead three men and a woman before fleeing, detectives told a press conference.The body of his former partner, whom he had been barred by a court from approaching, was discovered later in a house on the outskirts of the capital.
PHOENIX — The death of a firing-range instructor at the hands of a 9-year-old girl bracing an Uzi submachine gun has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle an Uzi.
As the girl opened fire at a black-silhouette target, the recoil wrenched the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor was shot in the head and killed.
LOS ANGELES — A married U.S. couple have been jailed in the Middle East and are being accused of starving their eight-year-old daughter to death, according to a coalition of groups that are trying to draw publicity to what they call unjust arrests.
Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in Doha, Qatar, shortly after their daughter, Gloria, died Jan. 15, said Alex Simpson, associate director of the non-profit California Innocence Project. The Huangs adopted the child from Ghana at age four.