Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain, safety

SANTIAGO XALITZINTLA, Mexico (AP) — The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl...

'Forbidden city' tells Germany's complex military history

ZOSSEN, Germany (AP) — Werner Borchert grinds out a cigarette with his leather boot, zips up his down jacket and unlocks a rusty door with a sign reading "Do not enter." He's entering anyway. ...

The Latest: More winds after Wyoming fire burns more homes

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in western Wyoming (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Firefighters expect another afternoon of gusty winds as they try to k...

WWII ammo complicates efforts to fight German forest fire

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a forest fire near a village southwest of Berlin is under control, but the situation remains precarious because of unexploded World War II ammunition that's buried...

German village ready to evacuate due to forest fire

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have told residents of a village southwest of Berlin to prepare for possible evacuation due to a nearby forest fire. Brandenburg state officials said...

The Latest: Greece declares emergency due to 2 wildfires

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Regional Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern...

Residents flee forest fire near Greek capital of Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire burning a pine forest in a mountainous area west of Athens has prompted nearby residents to flee their homes, as smoke from the blaze turned much of the sky over the Greek...

PPG Brand Brings the Outside In with 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2018--The most impactful color trends for the upcoming year will be closely tied to nature, according to the color experts at PPG, and the PPG paint b...

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

VARENA, Lithuania (AP) — Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a southeastern pine forest. Why you ask? It's the national championship of wild ...

At Sunday services, messages of hope after Harvey's wrath

Debris and muck were all that remained where homes once stood, tens of thousands spent the night in shelters, and others would weather another long day without safe drinking water or electricity. Yet,...

Several fires raging on Croatia's Adriatic coast

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Several wildfires are raging on the Croatian Adriatic coast, reaching some homes and prompting evacuations of dozens of villagers. Officials said Tuesday that s...

The Latest: Greek island wildfires prompt state of emergency

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Europe (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities in Greece have declared a state of emergency on the island of Zakyn...

Large fire burns for 2nd day, threatens homes near Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A large wildfire north of Athens is threatening homes as it sweeps through pine forest for a second day, uncontained due to high winds. Fire Service officials t...

Spain: 300 evacuated as forest fire burns 1,000 hectares

MADRID (AP) — Regional government authorities in southeastern Spain say a wildfire has forced the evacuation of 300 people and burned 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of pine forest. Fra...

Chills, spills, thrills in high-mountain quest to gauge snow

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (AP) — We were trudging up the side of a mountain on skis to measure California's massive snowpack when a late blast of winter stopped us in our tracks. I starte...