Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

DALLAS (AP) — Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who a...

Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a...

Floodwaters of Florence put North Carolina dams under stress

Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence has raised concerns about whether dams across the state, some of them already in poor condition, will be able to hold up u...

Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence has raised concerns about whether dams across the state, some of them already in poor condition, will be able to hold up u...

The rivers keep rising, but some in flood zones won't leave

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a...

Vehicles catch fire in parking garage; firefighters injured

NEW YORK (AP) — Vehicles that caught fire in a parking garage have sent thick black smoke billowing over a New York City neighborhood. The Fire Department of New York says seven fire...

Bus crash injures 29 in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Horng Shing (鴻興遊覽有限公司) tour bus crashed into a guard rail in Keelung City (基隆市) on the morning of Sept. 17, hospitalizing 29 people. No one received life-threatening ...

Massive inferno engulfs New Taipei tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A massive inferno broke out in a 24-story building in New Taipei City last night (Sept. 13) on the 16th and 17th floors and soon spread to the 15th floor all the way ...

MLB commemorates 9/11 anniversary with ballpark ceremonies

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is commemorating the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with ceremonies at ballparks all across the country. A moment of silence to hon...

Bald eagle lands on fire truck during Sept. 11 tribute

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A bald eagle has visited a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The national bird landed Tuesday on top of a firef...

Trump to mark 17 years since Sept. 11 at Pennsylvania field

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a Sept. 11 memorial. Trump a...

LEADING OFF: MLB remembers 9/11; Donaldson, Sale return

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: REMEMBERING Major League Baseball will hold a moment of silence before all games to honor the victims and firs...

Fire started at Wyoming GOP office, authorities blame arson

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a fire was started at a Republican Party office in southeastern Wyoming and that it is being investigated as arson. The fire early Thursday morni...

Report: Elevator plummets at Tehran site, kills 6 workers

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that an elevator at a construction site plummeted multiple floors, killing six construction workers in the capital Tehran. ...