Australian wildfires fan argument over impact of arsonists

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — What's to blame for scores of wildfires devastating Australia's southeast? There's an increasingly bitter face-off between those who say arson and those w...

Carrefour Taiwan says sales of koala cookies aid animals amid wildfires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As wildfires continue to rage in Australia, Carrefour Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan. 15) confirmed that a portion of every sale of Lotte Koala's March cookies goes to a fun...

Crafting for critters: Australian fires prompt global effort

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Kyla Gill had never so much as touched a sewing machine or picked up a crochet hook two weeks ago. Now, she’s hooked on crafting for critters 10,000 miles (16,000 km) away, to the...

Taiwan to give 100,000 face masks to Australia amid wildfires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As wildfires continue to rage in Australia, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Jan. 14) said that it will donate 100,000 medical-grade face masks ...

ITF, Grand Slam tournaments pledge $400K for wildfire help

LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation and the groups that run the U.S. Open, French Open and Wimbledon pledged a total of $400,000 on Monday to help the relief efforts for the Australian w...

Serena Williams breaks 3-year title drought at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams broke a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic. ...

Some in path of Australian wildfires refuse to leave

BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Evan Harris said police and fire crews told him he should leave his cottage because of the threat posed by Australia’s wildfires, but he told them he wasn’t going anywhere....

North Americans adjust to Aussie lingo as they fight fires

MORUYA, Australia (AP) — Bimbimbie. Wamban. Ulladulla. Australia's place names can be a mouthful to pronounce, and it's one of the challenges that Canadian firefighter John Mash has...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN SAYS UKRAINIAN PLANE WAS ON FIRE, TRIED TO TURN BACK Ukraine is consid...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN ATTACKS US BASES IN IRAQ WITH MISSILES It was Iran's most brazen assau...

Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also raised concerns...

'1917' win best drama film at the Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917&rdq...

2 more missing in Australian wildfires as rain brings relief

SYDNEY (AP) — Two people more people are missing in remote parts of New South Wales as rain and cooler temperatures brought some measure of relief Monday to Australian communities battling wildfires. ...

Australian wildfires injure firefighters and destroy homes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say more than 50 homes have been damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia's most populous state b...

Australian wildfires raze dozens of homes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires have razed dozens of homes in southeast Australia, but there have been no reports of serious injury. Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsi...