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Pennsylvania is honoring a public servant...Tribal police officer dies from gunshot wounds... Guatemalan shelter fire claims another victim

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 12, 2017 at 8:50 p.m.



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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at state facilities in York and Dauphin counties to honor a Harrisburg fire official who died after being injured in a crash Friday night. Dennis DeVoe, a 21-year veteran of the department, was responding to a fatal fire at the time. The blaze, blamed on a recharging hoverboard, killed one girl and injured four other people, two critically.

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — An FBI spokesman says a police officer from the largest Indian reservation in the United States has died after being shot early today while responding to a domestic violence call in western New Mexico. The spokesman says Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo was critically wounded near the small town of Prewitt. The 27-year-old officer had five years of service. A suspect is in custody.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children's shelter now stands at 40. Another girl died of burns today. Nineteen of the adolescents perished at the scene of Wednesday's inferno and 21 others have died in local hospitals. The fire began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at the overcrowded youth shelter. Four of the burn victims have been flown to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The request for resignations from the 46 prosecutors who were holdovers from the Obama administration wasn't shocking. It's fairly common to quit once a new president is in office but the abrupt nature of the dismissals surprised many.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be labor secretary is being delayed until later this month because of a scheduling conflict. A spokesman for the panel's chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, says the hearing for Alexander Acosta will now be held on March 22 instead of Wednesday. Acosta is dean of Florida International University's law school. He's expected to win confirmation.

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