High-rise catches fire in Midtown Manhattan

New York 12/21/18, 13:11

Firefighters are responding to a blaze at a Midtown high-rise office building.The New York Fire Department said Friday morning that no injuries have been reported.Five dozen firefighters responded to the fire on Madison Avenue a block from Grand Central Terminal.The ...

3 people on business jet killed when it crashes in Atlanta

U.S. 12/20/18, 15:49

Three people aboard a business jet were killed when the aircraft plunged into a football field at an Atlanta park, igniting its fuel and sending thick smoke over a nearby neighborhood Thursday.A home behind the sports field was damaged, but ...

California governor predicts too much Democratic spending

U.S. 12/19/18, 15:27

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown predicts lawmakers from his own party will spend too much in the upcoming year and that his successor will struggle to control it.Brown's remarks came during a Tuesday interview with The Associated Press. He leaves ...

California utility fires contractor from wildfire recovery

U.S. 12/17/18, 22:10

A Northern California utility on Monday said it terminated one of its contractors helping with wildfire recovery after three workers posted on social media insensitive photos and comments poking fun at victims and the region.Pacific Gas & Electric said Bigge ...

Report: Firefighter hit by truck was in unmarked area

U.S. 12/17/18, 20:55

A firefighter who was run over by a pickup truck during last month's deadly Southern California wildfire was sleeping in an unmarked area but received prompt care for his minor injuries, a new state fire report said.South Kitsap Fire & ...

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire

Europe 12/16/18, 08:33

A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats.Chester Zoo said in a statement issued on Sunday that keepers were able to ...

Report rips costly decisions in California wildfire fight

U.S. 12/15/18, 12:09

A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history. The report released this month by a firefighting group says the U.S. Forest Service spent tens ...

Report details firefighters’ harrowing work in Paradise

U.S. 12/14/18, 16:39

A report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details the harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death. The report released Thursday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp Fire ...

California fire survivors share lessons in loss, recovery

U.S. 12/13/18, 20:44

Survivors of a deadly blaze that tore through California wine country last year shared lessons of loss and pain but also resilience with those who escaped the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century last month. A group of wine country residents ...

Fire ruins 80 percent of Congo capital’s voting machines

World 12/13/18, 10:36

An early-morning fire in Congo's capital destroyed nearly 80 percent of the capital city's voting machines just 10 days before the presidential election, officials said Thursday, saying the blaze appeared to be criminal but vowing that it would not disrupt ...

Update: Utility finds bullet-riddled gear near wildfire

U.S. 12/12/18, 13:27

The Latest on California wildfires all times local):10:20 a.m.A Northern California utility says it found damaged power lines and other equipment with bullet holes at two sites near where the state's most destructive wildfire in at least a century is ...

California wildfires costs soaring past last year’s records

U.S. 12/12/18, 01:10

Insurance claims and cleanup costs associated with California wildfires last month are expected to exceed the record-breaking amounts paid out last year after blazes ripped through the state's wine country.The insurance industry is bracing for payouts exceeding last year's record ...

Update: Northern California fire death toll climbs to 86

U.S. 12/11/18, 19:47

The Latest on destructive California wildfires (all times local):4:45 p.m.Authorities in Northern California say the death toll from a destructive wildfire has decimated the town of Paradise has climbed from 85 to 86.The Butte County Sheriff's office said Tuesday that ...

California wildfires cleanup to cost at least $3 billion

U.S. 12/11/18, 16:45

State and federal authorities estimated Tuesday that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month.The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the ...

Los Angeles-area development in high fire zone up for vote

U.S. 12/11/18, 14:11

Los Angeles County supervisors are considering a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains as the state continues to recover from devastating wildfires.The supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the 19,000 home Centennial development at Tejon Ranch.The ...

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