By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters attacked dozens of blazes in Western states where hot and windy conditions persisted Thursday, including two blazes that forced hundreds of people out of their homes in Colorado.
Air and ground crews resumed work against a 500-acre
By NOMAAN MERCHANT and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - When they saw 30-foot flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in this tiny Texas town rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) - Ed Graf was given life in prison 25 years ago for killing his two stepsons by locking them in a backyard shed and setting it on fire. Two investigators used photos of the shed's remains to persuade jurors that Graf had started the fire
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM DNR: The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released its investigation of the Taylor Bridge Fire, describing the origin and cause of the $11 million fire that destroyed 61 homes, hundreds of other structures, and blackened over 23,000
By By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government should require fire suppression systems in all cargo containers or compartments of planes to prevent the kind of ferocious in-flight blazes that have killed four cargo pilots over the past six years, federal accident investigators
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) - For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man held for questioning matches the description of a gunman who killed three people and critically wounded two others at a family-owned fire extinguisher business and a relative's nearby home in suburban Los Angeles.
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - A gunman targeted a family-owned fire extinguisher business Wednesday, gunning down three people at the office and shooting two more at a family home nearby, police said.
Three of the five victims died and the two survivors, including a
By BETH J. HARPAZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Hey mom and dad: Halloween's not really all that scary - except when it comes to traffic safety.
Despite warnings about tainted candy, candle fires and even child abductions, real Halloween headlines are rarely about any of those things.