Officers make 'net' in rescue
Several police officers formed a human net to catch a woman and her two young daughters as they jumped from their burning home in southern New Jersey. Camden County police said the fire on Atlantic Avenue in Camden was reported about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. The woman and her children, ages 4 and 7, remain hospitalized in critical condition.
Turkish man's attack fails
Turkish police arrested an armed man Thursday after he tried to attack a palace complex near the prime minister's office in Istanbul. The man, who is suspected of being a member of a terrorist organization, threw two homemade grenades at police officers in front of the Dolmabahce Palace. When the grenades failed to detonate, he tried to shoot at the officers with a gun, the semiofficial Anadolu News Agency reported. No injuries have been reported.
Soup likely cause of N.Y. fire
A traditional Haitian holiday soup left unattended on a stove in New York City likely sparked a deadly fire that killed a couple and their relative late Wednesday night, fire officials said Thursday. Louise Jean-Charles, 59, her husband, Napoleon Michel, 69, and Nadia Donnay, 37, were unconscious inside the apartment when firefighters arrived minutes before midnight. They were pronounced dead at hospitals.
By the Numbers
7,905 The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
92,221 The number of full-size trucks and SUVs that General Motors is recalling for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.