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Court Seems Unclear on House Versus Boat Question

Is it a house or a boat? Does a coffee mug float? The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that …

Car Fire Spreads to Washington Home

A fire that damaged a Spokane, Wash., home started with a car fire. The occupant was working on the car Saturday, trying to cut off the fuel tank with a torch when he burned a hole in the tank and …

Investigators Suspect Arson in California Fire

Investigators believe arson was the cause of a fire that nearly destroyed a house in Pasadena before spreading to vegetation along a nearby freeway. Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department says Saturday’s blaze caused some $800,000 worth of damage …

Hallmark Sued for House Fire Linked to Snow Globe

An insurance company is seeking $1.8 million from Hallmark Cards and another company over a defective snow globe blamed for a fire that destroyed a home in northern Michigan. The Jumbo Snowman snow globe was recalled in 2008, weeks after …

Fire Officials: 3 Hurt in Chicago, Ill. House Explosion

An explosion has flattened one home in Chicago, burned others and sent two people to the hospital with serious burns. Chicago police and fire officials say a woman in her 50s and a man in his 40s were seriously burned …

FEMA to Show Off Storm-resistant House in N.C.

The federal agency charged with helping recovery efforts in the wake of disasters wants to show North Carolinians how to make houses better able to withstand damage from major storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will show off what it …

Louisiana Frat House Halloween Decorations Hinder Firefight

A fire captain battling a three-alarm blaze injured his shoulder when he fell through a floor early Sunday at an off-campus Tulane University fraternity house where Halloween decorations hindered firefighting, the New Orleans Fire Department said. None of the residents …

House Disaster Vote Sets Up Showdown with Senate

The GOP-controlled House is on track to pass $3.7 billion in disaster relief as part of a must-pass bill to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month. House passage of the bill Wednesday would come over the …

New Auto Insurance Plan Introduced in Michigan House

A new proposal that would change Michigan’s auto insurance coverage requirements for people injured in accidents has been introduced in the state Legislature. The latest proposal to change the system was introduced Tuesday in the state House. Michigan now is …

2008 Fatal South Dakota Fire Sparks Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A house fire in South Dakota’s Union County that killed three children and their grandmother three years ago has led to a wrongful death lawsuit. The Argus Leader reports that the family of the victims is suing Indiana-based Tru-Flex Metal …