Utility company sues over fatal California mudslides

U.S. 01/18/19, 23:19

A California utility facing a slew of lawsuits over a deadly Southern California wildfire sued Santa Barbara County and the state's transportation department on Friday, saying they neglected to prepare for deadly mudslides that followed the blaze.Southern California Edison filed ...

Man sets himself on fire amid Czech commemoration event

Europe 01/18/19, 11:00

Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led ...

Wildfire evacuees face deadline to move out of fairgrounds

U.S. 01/17/19, 18:30

Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following a deadly wildfire last year.The Chico Enterprise-Record reports Thursday that a lease to operate an emergency shelter at the Silver Dollar ...

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

U.S. 01/17/19, 10:34

The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the ...

Update: Storm pounds California with rain and snow

U.S. 01/17/19, 10:01

The Latest on California storms (all times local):7 a.m.Wide areas of California are on alert for treacherous conditions as the latest in series of Pacific storms dumps rain and snow.Flash flood warnings are posted in many areas statewide Thursday morning ...

Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

Europe 01/17/19, 09:26

A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said.The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and ...

Commuter’s ‘delay scarf’ bought by German train company

World 01/17/19, 06:43

Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf."Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online ...

California storm triggers crashes, fears in wildfire areas

U.S. 01/16/19, 21:10

Rain and snow falling across California have forced the closure of a major freeway, snarled commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads Wednesday as wildfire-ravished communities braced for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents faced a "potentially life-threatening" blizzard. A series ...

Update: Northern California braces for heavy storm

U.S. 01/16/19, 10:10

The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Light rain is falling in some parts of Northern California ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides to the site of the ...

Northern California county ravaged by wildfire sues utility

U.S. 01/15/19, 21:31

The Northern California county where a deadly wildfire killed 86 people last year sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday, a day after the utility announced it will file for bankruptcy.Butte County's lawsuit blames the utility for the wildfire ...

PG&E faces bankruptcy over California wildfires

U.S. 01/15/19, 13:27

PG&E, the nation's largest utility, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages over the catastrophic wildfires in California that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes. (Jan. 15)

Update: California storms bring fear of mudslides

U.S. 01/15/19, 12:59

The Latest on a series of Southern California storms (all times local):9:52 a.m.Mandatory evacuation orders are going into effect for many areas near Southern California wildfire burn scars as another Pacific storm approaches the rain-soaked region.The National Weather Service says ...

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

U.S. 01/15/19, 01:29

The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s problems squarely in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, who now must try to keep ratepayer costs down, ensure ...

California storms bring fear of devastating mudslides

U.S. 01/15/19, 01:25

A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe. In Riverside County east of Los ...

Building at renowned Kiev monastery complex catches fire

Europe 01/14/19, 12:55

Fire has broken out in a building at the renowned Pechersk monastery complex in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, but is not endangering any significant buildings and there have been no reported injuries.The fire broke out Monday afternoon on the second ...

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