WASHINGTON, N.J. (AP) — The odor of smoke from a brush fire in southern New Jersey can be smelled as far away as New York City.
The fire has burned more than 1,500 acres, or about 2 square miles, along Batsto Road in Wharton State Forest. The smoke can be seen for miles.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Innocence Project says the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied its petition to posthumously pardon a Texas man executed for killing his three children in a house fire.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers were overcome by smoke while responding to a suspicious fire in a residential building in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn Sunday and were in critical condition, police said.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run media says mortar fire has exploded near the Damascus Opera House, killing two people.
SANA also said that other mortar shells hit nearby areas on Sunday morning.
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire killed three children in central Pennsylvania.
Officials say the fire was reported at about 1:20 a.m. Friday in a home outside Danville, about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia.