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Arizona feeling brunt of wildfire activity across US West

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by lightning that was moving toward northern Arizona's largest city....

Taiwan's Jade Mountain fire extinguished after 12-day battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The effort to douse a forest blaze triggered by hikers on Yushan, also known as Jade Mountain, came to an end after 12 days, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said on Thurs...

Israel mourns deaths of 45 in stampede at religious festival

JERUSALEM (AP) — The holiday of Lag BaOmer is one of the happiest days on the calendar for Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community — a time of mass celebrations in honor of a revered sage....

Coronavirus: India pins its hopes on vaccines to stop COVID case surge

India on Sunday registered more than 100,000 new COVID cases in 24 hours for the first time since the pandemic began, as a new wave of infections threatens to overwhelm the country's health care s...

Video shows firefighters battle forest fire on Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A forest fire broke out on Taiwan's Alishan on Thursday (March 18) and it soon spread to Taiwan Provincial Highway 18, forcing the closure of some sections of the road...

Helicopters, firefighters battle 2 forest fires in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A forest fire broke out in a rural area north of Tokyo on Thursday, near another blaze burning for a fourth day. One man suffered burns and was hospitalized, and firefi...

The Latest: Hong Kong to close schools amid virus surge

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has reported 115 new coronavirus infections, the first time it has seen cases in the triple digits since Aug. 2. The government on Sunday also announced that cl...

Trump, stewing over election loss, silent as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has publicly disengaged from the battle against the coronavirus at a moment when the disease is tearing across the United States at an alarming pace. ...

Trump, stewing over election loss, silent as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has publicly disengaged from the battle against the coronavirus at a moment when the disease is tearing across the United States at an alarming pace. ...

'All gone:' Residents return to burned-out Oregon towns as many West Coast wildfires keep burning

Search-and-rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns on Sunday (Sept. 13) as smoldering wildfires still ravaged U.S. Pacific Coast states after ...

California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Last weekend, a fi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2020. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept...

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a sta...

Crews try to tame massive forest fire north of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Light winds and scattered thundershowers early Thursday were helping to calm the flames of a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and firefighters hoped to ...

Greece: Forest fire leads to evacuation of children's camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of children were being evacuated from a summer camp in Greece as a precaution after a forest fire broke out near Corinth and strong winds fanned the blaze. ...