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The AP Interview: Belarus admits Russia's war 'drags on'

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, but he said he didn’t expect the 1...

Condors soar again over Northern California coastal redwoods

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The endangered California condor returned to soar the skies over the state's far northern coast redwood forests on Tuesday for the first time in more than a centur...

3 Black churches rebuilding in Louisiana after 2019 arson

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Three years after an arsonist torched three small Black Baptist churches in rural Louisiana, rebuilding is well under way. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opel...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 25, the 84th day of 2022. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2...

Taiwan High Court denies Li Kuo-hui medical parole ahead of retrial for deadly fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court has ruled convicted arsonist Li Kuo-hui (李國輝) will remain in custody while he awaits his next retrial and denied his request for medical parole due t...

Tenant confesses to starting Taichung fire after landlady refuses request to raise goats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The investigation into the cause of the deadly building fire in Taichung took a bizarre twist on Monday (March 7) after a tenant confessed that he had set the building abl...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2022. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 18,...

Feds: Man obstructed probe into brother's antisemitic arson

The brother of a man who was the prime suspect in four fires set at Jewish organizations and a Jewish-affiliated business in the Boston area in 2019 has been indicted on suspicion of obstructing the i...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. ...

Student sets home on fire to avoid going to school in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Firefighters had to rescue a husband and wife from their home after their son set it on fire in an angry fit over going to school. At 7:41 a.m. on Monday morning (Dec. ...

Woman investigated for arson after discarding mosquito coil before Kaohsiung fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman is being investigated for arson after it was found that a mosquito coil she discarded was found at the suspected point of origin of a fire that killed 46 and injur...

New Taipei teen sets fire to apartment, locks family on balcony over video games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager on Monday (Sept. 27) allegedly set his apartment on fire and locked his family out on the balcony after arguing with his parents over the amount of time he spen...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2021. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Greece battles new blazes as firefighters make progress in Spain

Firefighters in Spain started to get the upper hand in a blaze afflicting the center of the country on Monday while Greece struggled to fight off two blazes that started up in opposite sides of the co...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2021. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1...