Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2019. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1986, 97 people were killed...

California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Ga...

Jim Beam fined in massive bourbon spill that killed fish

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam was fined $600,000 (537,000 Euros) earlier this month after a July warehouse fire sent a nearly 23-mile (37-kilometer) plume of alcohol into the Kentucky and Ohio...

Virginia plant fire ruled accidental, causes $4M in damages

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A fire at a western Virginia can manufacturing plant caused $4 million in damages and led to injuries for two firefighters battling the blaze, officials said. Th...

Jim Beam fined in massive bourbon spill that killed fish

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam was fined $600,000 (537,000 Euros) earlier this month after a July warehouse fire sent a nearly 23-mile (37-kilometer) plume of alcohol into the Kentucky and Ohio river...

Death toll in Chile protests since October rises to 27

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's human rights watchdog is calling for an investigation into the death of a man during anti-government protests. The death during clashes between police ...

Movie theater burns as Chile police clash with protesters

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An independent movie theater burned Friday following clashes in which police fired tear gas and fired water cannon at protesters in Chile's capital. The fire a...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

No Christmas at Notre Dame, as fire forces Mass into exile

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral is unable to host Christmas services for the first time since the French Revolution, because the Paris landmark was too deeply damaged by this year's fire. ...

Fire in psychiatric hospital in Ukraine kills 4

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four people died in a a fire in a psychiatric hospital in eastern Ukraine, local police said Monday. Police said the fire broke out overnight in a ward at the S...

Fire at warehouse in India's capital kills 9, injures 3

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fire officials said a blaze at a warehouse in India's capital has killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured. The fire broke out in the early hours of Monday at Kir...

Fire officials say a blaze at a warehouse in India's capital has killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured

Fire officials say a blaze at a warehouse in India's capital has killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured.

Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust

PARIS (AP) — It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities. ...

Australian PM apologizes for family vacation amid wildfires

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday apologized for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the li...

Notre Dame Cathedral to miss first Christmas in centuries

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars — a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed. Yet, an accidental fire in peacetime finally stopped the cathedral fro...