Putin awards seamen killed by fire on navy's submersible

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded the nation's highest honors to 14 seamen who died in a fire on one of the navy's research submersibles. Putin's decree publ...

German authorities say they're winning 'war' on wildfire

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say they are close to extinguishing a large wildfire at a former military exercise area in northern Germany. Stefan Sternberg, who heads the district a...

Greece wildfires: 4 more villages evacuated on Evia island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two new brush fires have broken out, forcing the evacuation of four villages overnight on the island of Evia. The new blazes have come sev...

Concerts, fireworks and a military parade mark July Fourth

NEW YORK (AP) — The national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks. Boston, Philadelphia, Was...

Village on Greece's Evia island evacuated for wildfire

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have mobilized more than 100 firefighters and evacuated a village after a wildfire broke out on the island of Evia north of Athens. The fire d...

Russian seamen mourn submersible deaths

KRONSHTADT, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of sailors have gathered at Russia's main naval cathedral to mourn the deaths of 14 seamen killed on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles. ...

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___ S&P 500, Dow industrials and Nasdaq close at record highs NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed broadly higher, sending the S&P 500 index to its third stra...

Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse filled with bourbon barrels

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with 45,000 barrels of bourbon, sending flames shooting into the night sky and generating so much heat that firetruck lights ...

Russian defense chief goes to Arctic base after navy fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister has arrived at an Arctic navy base to oversee the investigation into a deadly fire on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea research submersibles. ...

German military clears fire break to contain massive blaze

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are beginning to get a massive wildfire northwest of Berlin under control but that the situation rema...

14 killed in fire on Russian navy submersible

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says that a fire on one of its deep-sea submersibles has killed 14 sailors. The Defense Ministry says that the blaze erupted Monday while the vesse...

Thousands battle large blaze in parched northern Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are battling a large wildfire at an area used for military exercises in northern Germany after weeks of dry weather. ...

Madrid region wildfire still burns out of control on 4th day

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say a wildfire in hills near Madrid is still out of control after burning for four straight days. Around 500 firefighters supported by water-droppi...

Official: 10 dead in Dallas-area small plane crash

DALLAS (AP) — Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, an spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. ...

The Latest: Official: 10 dead in Dallas-area plane crash

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane at a Dallas-area airport (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A town official says 10 people were killed when a small...