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Cyprus faces its 'most destructive' forest fire ever; 4 dead

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus search crews discovered four charred bodies outside a fire-swept mountain village on Sunday in what the interior minister called the “most destructive” blaze in the easte...

Colony of shy Albanian pelicans flourishes during pandemic

DIVJAKA, Albania (AP) — The pandemic has brought one good thing to western Albania's Divjaka-Karavasta Lagoon — badly needed peace and quiet for endangered mating pelicans, and resulting population gr...

Texas Rangers have all 5 picks signed 2 weeks after draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed all five of their picks from baseball's condensed amateur draft after completing deals with their third- and fifth-round selections. ...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown o...

Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

ATLANTA (AP) — Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the southeast Atlantic coast. ...

Cyprus president: Arsonists won’t stop national park plan

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ president is vowing to go ahead with creating a national park in a largely untouched area of the tourism-reliant island, following a string of deliberately-set forest fi...

Suspect arrested in kidnapping of UFC fighter's stepdaughter

A man wanted in the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter has been apprehended in Florida, but the whereabouts of the woman he's accused of abducting remained a mystery Friday. ...

Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain, safety

SANTIAGO XALITZINTLA, Mexico (AP) — The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl...

'Forbidden city' tells Germany's complex military history

ZOSSEN, Germany (AP) — Werner Borchert grinds out a cigarette with his leather boot, zips up his down jacket and unlocks a rusty door with a sign reading "Do not enter." He's entering anyway. ...

The Latest: More winds after Wyoming fire burns more homes

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in western Wyoming (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Firefighters expect another afternoon of gusty winds as they try to k...

WWII ammo complicates efforts to fight German forest fire

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a forest fire near a village southwest of Berlin is under control, but the situation remains precarious because of unexploded World War II ammunition that's buried...

German village ready to evacuate due to forest fire

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have told residents of a village southwest of Berlin to prepare for possible evacuation due to a nearby forest fire. Brandenburg state officials said...

The Latest: Greece declares emergency due to 2 wildfires

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Regional Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern...

Residents flee forest fire near Greek capital of Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire burning a pine forest in a mountainous area west of Athens has prompted nearby residents to flee their homes, as smoke from the blaze turned much of the sky over the Greek...

PPG Brand Brings the Outside In with 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2018--The most impactful color trends for the upcoming year will be closely tied to nature, according to the color experts at PPG, and the PPG paint b...