Calmer California winds help firefighters beat back 2 blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calmer weather on Wednesday allowed firefighters to beat back twin blazes that drove nearly 100,000 Southern California residents from their homes amid fierce winds and extremely dr...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

Wind a risk as California fires keep tens of thousands away

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of danger...

China may try to seize Taiwan's Dongsha islands during US election: Freeman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert on China warns that the communist regime may try to exploit chaos during the U.S. presidential election to seize Taiwan's Dongsha Islands ((東沙群島, Pratas Isla...

Video shows Chinese drone crash at air show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced Sunday (Oct. 25) showing a Chinese-made drone suddenly dive towards the ground and crash in front of the audience during an air show. On Saturday (Oct. 2...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October ...

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it's become the reality of Colorado's wildfire season....

Trump administration denies California relief for 6 fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires among the siege...

California heat wave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 50,000 California utility customers were without power and others around the state were urged to conserve electricity Thursday amid a fall heat wave that brought another...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergenc...

Tanzania asks for aircraft to battle fire on Mt Kilimanjaro

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain at 19,443 feet (5,926 meters). ...

California braces for renewed fire threat from windy weather

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dry, windy weather posed an extreme wildfire risk Wednesday in Northern California, where massive blazes already have destroyed hundreds of homes and killed or injured dozens of p...

Family identifies 4 killed in eastern Missouri house fire

DESOTO, Mo. (AP) — Four people killed in an eastern Missouri house fire included a married couple, their daughter and a granddaughter, the victims' family members said. Those killed ...

Missouri house fire kills 4, badly burns 2 others

DESOTO, Mo. (AP) — An early Sunday morning house fire left four people dead and two others seriously burned in small community of De Soto, Missouri. Firefighters got the 911 call sho...

Small explosion at bakery in Lebanese capital kills 4 people

BEIRUT (AP) — A diesel tank exploded inside a Beirut building on Friday night, killing four people and injuring several others, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately c...