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Sailor facing court martial in fire that destroyed Navy ship

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sailor accused of starting the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard will face a court martial for arson, the Navy said Friday. Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays, 2...

Portugal: Serbian ambassador falls to his death from a cliff

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Serbia's ambassador to Portugal has died after falling from a cliff in a seaside scenic spot north of the Portuguese capital, local authorities and the Serb ministry of foreign...

CNN exec Zucker's ouster shows peril of hiding work romance

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the potential peril of a workplace romance, the most common source of trouble, experts say, is allowing it to remain a secret. A case in point was this week’s...

Yemen rebel attack on UAE brings tragedy to Indian families

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — First, there was a pop, like firecrackers, then the world itself seemed to splinter. Ramjan Rath felt a sharp pain. He looked down, and realize...

10 movies you'll want to see from the Sundance Film Festival

Dispatches from the Sundance Film Festival are usually accompanied by descriptions of the looming mountains, snowy premieres and frantic bus shuttles. This year's Sundance, which played out entirely v...

Fiery Georgia crash that killed 6 women leads to lawsuits

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Family members of women in a sober living group home who were killed and injured in a fiery van crash last year are suing a car company and the group home, saying the 2002 Dodge ...

UN chief: World more unpredictable than during the Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the current world is “much more chaotic, much less predictable” than during the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and t...

South Taiwan fire destroys 20 homes, stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out and burned through a row of buildings in Pingtung County around noon on Saturday (Jan. 8), resulting in one injury. Liberty Times reported that the fir...

Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater

Turkmenistan's president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, said Saturday he wants to extinguish the flaming Darvaza natural gas crater. The site is a popular tourist attraction in the Central Asian co...

Officials: Colorado wildfire caused $513 million in damage

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Last week's Colorado wildfire caused at least $513 million in damage and destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and structures, officials said Thursday as they updated the toll of prope...

Firefighters finally leave South Africa Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters have left South Africa's Parliament complex and handed over responsibility for it to police four days after a major blaze destroyed the main chamber of the ...

Investigators narrow search for origin of Colorado wildfire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Federal and state investigators have interviewed dozens of people in their search for the cause of a destructive Colorado wildfire, but the results of that investigation — and ev...

Fire reignites at South Africa's Parliament in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The fire that has already destroyed South Africa's main Parliament chamber flared up again Monday about 36 hours after it started in the 130-year-old complex of historic...

2 missing in huge Colorado fire as investigation continues

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of...

India: Will COVID pose more problems in 2022?

India's devastating second wave of COVID-19 earlier this year brought the nation's health care system to its knees. At the height of the wave in April and May, the daily number of new in...