Oregon grieves for natural places wiped out by wildfires

DETROIT LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that have been touchsto...

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causin...

The EU's refugee policy: Doomed to division?

Once again, Germany is taking the lead and giving shelter to refugees and migrants from the Greek islands. Germany’s political leaders are now outdoing each other with calls to take in more peop...

More than 200 naked inmates on run in Uganda after jailbreak

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armory, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country's northe...

Zimbabwean writer, Americans on diverse Booker Prize list

LONDON (AP) — A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Tsitsi Danga...

Untidiness vs. climate change: Candidates on wildfire causes

Another record wildfire season in the West put climate change atop the presidential campaign agenda Monday. Here’s a look at President Donald Trump's and rival Joe Biden’s sharply different stands on ...

Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. ...

Paris Hilton says she 'feels free' after YouTube documentary

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school. They joke about how on her realit...

In white Adirondacks, racism may be toughest hill to climb

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nicole Hylton-Patterson moved to the Adirondack Mountains to help make this vast, and overwhelmingly white, region more welcoming to people who, like her, are Black. ...

Art dealer whose treasure sent hunters scouring US West dies

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Antiquities dealer and author Forrest Fenn, who gained fame after hiding a treasure chest filled with gold, jewels and other valuables that drove hundreds of thousands of people ...

Men killed, wounded joined Kenosha protests, engaged gunman

CHICAGO (AP) — A man known for his love of skateboarding, a Texas transplant to the state and a college student acting as a volunteer medic were killed or wounded this week by a 17-year-old gunman ami...

2 lawsuits challenge Trump's drilling plan in Alaska refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups wasted no time challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to allow oil and gas drilling in an Alaska refuge where polar bears and caribou roam. ...

California 'dream house,' decades in the making, is in ashes

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — When he closes his eyes at night, Hank Hanson hears sirens in his dreams -- a byproduct of living nearly 30 years in the wildfire-prone wilderness of Northern California betwe...

Ganges River flows with history and prophecy for India

ALONG THE GANGES, India (AP) — More than 2,000 years ago, a powerful king built a fort on the banks of India’s holiest river, on the fringes of what is now a vast industrial city. To...

Virus keeps tourists from Africa's great wildlife migration

MAASAI MARA, Kenya (AP) — One of nature's most spectacular sights, East Africa's great wildebeest migration, went largely unwatched this year as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are felt as far...