Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The last remaining survivor of Hindenburg disaster has died. Werner Gustav Doehner was 90. His son says a church service was held Friday for Doehner, who died on...

4 die in fire after being trapped by burglar bars on S. Taiwan home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four family members perished in a fire on Thursday morning (Nov. 14) because they were unable to escape due to the extensive burglar bars installed on their home, while tw...

Video shows wildfire threaten freeway in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wildfire that broke out on the outskirts of western Taiwan's Taichung City spread precariously close to a freeway on Sunday (Nov. 10), sparking fears among motorists...

Biggest tropical wetlands ravaged by fires in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning some animals alive and sendi...

As Paradise rebuilds, a divide over safety a year after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the de...

As Paradise rebuilds, a divide over safety a year after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the de...

Not out of woods yet, but winds driving California fires die

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment on wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California and led utilities to cut power to prevent winds f...

The Latest: Schools shuttered as Ventura County fire grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California fires (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A brush fire north of Los Angeles has quickly grown to more than 11 square miles (28...

London fire chief defends actions in Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON (AP) — London's fire commissioner is defending her brigade's response to the June 2017 inferno that killed 72 people at the Grenfell Tower apartment block after an official inquiry said more li...

From Paris, with love: Rodin's Thinker at Abu Dhabi Louvre

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His head bent down, chin resting on one hand, a furrowed brow and pressed lips: The Thinker, possibly one of the most famous sculptures of all time, has found a ...

Wildfire forces LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger to flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze...

Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese worker

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia. West Java police chief Rudy Sufahriadi said the fire broke ou...

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blan...

2 firefighters die in factory fire in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two firefighters perished while battling a blaze early Thursday morning (Oct. 3) at a factory in western Taiwan's Taichung City. At 1:45 a.m. the Taichung City Fire...

Sieren's China: In Hong Kong, it's time for compromise

Two months in, protests in Hong Kong continue unabated. Last weekend, a shot rang out in one of the increasingly violent clashes, but nobody was hurt. A police officer who felt threatened by the prote...