Governor to release report on wildfires, utility bankruptcy

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:34

A report Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration will release Friday aims to address a host of problems related to wildfires, including how to maintain a safe, affordable electricity supply for California in the wake of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.'s bankruptcy ...

Millions live in parts of California threatened by wildfires

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:30

Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals ...

Suspect arrested in ‘suspicious’ fires at black churches

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:23

Each church catered to an African American congregation. Each graced a rustic, country setting. Each fronted a small cemetery. And each is now a charred disaster scene, the result of three conflagrations that brought echoes of civil rights-era violence to ...

Houston fires renew safety debate in oil-friendly Texas

U.S. 04/05/19, 14:43

Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas.Just days after ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 04/04/19, 22:41

Dancers in traditional Korean "Hanbok" attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of the new emperor's era ...

Authorities investigate ‘suspicious’ fires at black churches

U.S. 04/04/19, 21:29

Authorities in southern Louisiana are investigating a string of "suspicious" fires at three African American churches in recent days.During a news conference Thursday, Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning said it wasn't clear whether the fires in St. Landry Parish are ...

Three injured firefighters home from hospital after fatal blaze

U.S. 04/04/19, 08:49

Authorities say three Maryland firefighters injured battling a blaze that killed two people and destroyed several town houses have been released from hospitals. The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department said in a statement on Facebook that the firefighters hurt in Wednesday's ...

Firefighters battling 5-alarm fire in Brooklyn

New York 04/03/19, 18:20

Firefighters are battling a five-alarm fire at a six-story apartment building in Brooklyn.The fire on the top floor of the building in the Sunset Park neighborhood broke out just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.Fire officials report two civilians at the scene ...

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