Donations pour into E. Taiwan church to help it rebuild recycling site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Donations from across the island have poured into a Catholic church in Hualien County’s Yuli Township for the last couple of days after its recycling site, a source ...

Sweden mine blaze injures at least 2

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fire at a mine in Sweden left at least two people slightly injured on Thursday, authorities said. The blaze broke out at the Garpenberg mine in the Dalar...

Grenfell chair requests UK pledge on witness immunity

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the inquiry into a London tower bloc fire that killed 72 people wrote to Britain's attorney general Thursday to ask for a pledge to prevent evidence from corporate witnes...

Conservators work on items damaged in Chinatown museum fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A volunteer team of conservators is working to salvage some of the 85,000 artifacts feared lost in a building fire in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown. About a thi...

Impeachment takeaways: Trump's iron grip, McConnell delivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate appears virtually certain to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges as GOP lawmakers rail against what they say is a rushed process...

Australian Parliament remembers victims and heroes of fires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawmakers commemorated wildfire victims and praised the heroism of firefighters when Australia's Parliament sat on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters rallied outside demandin...

Diplomat says 4 killed in oil tanker fire off UAE sheikhdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A blaze aboard an oil tanker last week off the United Arab Emirates' sheikhdom of Sharjah killed at least four people, an Indian diplomat said Monday. ...

Waiting for tonight: J. Lo on performing at the Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — It’s less than 24 hours to stage time and Jennifer Lopez is readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, summing it up with seven words: “Yeah, we're in the thick of it.”...

Alabama county to reopen park where deadly fire occurred

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county plans to reopen the park where a deadly fire at a marina killed eight people. Most of Jackson County Park at Scottsboro will reopen Monday,...

Diplomat: 2 Indian sailors killed, 2 missing in tanker fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Indian sailors were killed and two remain missing after an oil tanker caught fire earlier this week off the United Arab Emirates’ sheikhdom of Sharjah, an Indian...

Wildfire creates state of emergency in Australian capital

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south. It's the ...

LA fire revives push for sprinklers in older high-rises

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents displaced when flames tore through a 1960s-era Los Angeles apartment tower and injured 13 people this week are wondering why the management company didn't install sprinkle...

'I thought I was going to die.' Tenants flee high-rise fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man about to jump from a burning Los Angeles high-rise apartment building Wednesday and helicopters plucked 15 people from the roof a...

Women, 5 children among 8 victims of Alabama dock fire

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A woman and her five children were among the eight people who died in a dock fire at a north Alabama marina, authorities and relatives said. Grace Annette Wat...

British officials: Vessel on fire in Gulf off Sharjah in UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A vessel in the Persian Gulf caught fire Wednesday night, prompting a warning from British naval officials to “exercise extreme caution.” The Unite...