By BRIAN SKOLOFF and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Campfires, fireworks and even lit cigarettes can spark wildfires. In the tinder-dry West, there is growing concern about the threat from guns.
This year, officials believe target
Wash. - The Indianapolis public safety director, Frank Straub surrounded in
controversy has applied to be the next Spokane Police Chief.
confirmed with Spokane city spokesperson Marlene Feist that Mayor David Condon
spoke with Straub earlier this year and "encouraged" him to
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Europe's sinking economy and wobbly banks could get modest help Thursday from an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
Economists think the ECB will cut its benchmark refinancing rate by
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (DOO'-gahrd) has confirmed a second death in the weekend crash of an Air Force tanker that was helping fight a wildfire in the Black Hills.
Daugaard's statement Tuesday did not identify the second
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has confirmed a second death in the weekend crash of an Air Force tanker that was helping fight a wildfire in the Black Hills. Daugaard's statement Tuesday did not identify the second victim. The family of Lt. Col. Paul
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two people were charged Tuesday with reckless arson after a suspicious fire damaged four homes and displaced 10 people in San Francisco, police said.
It took more than 100 firefighters over an hour to control the blaze that began around 3 a.m
NARROWSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - Concerns over the welfare of bald eagles have led an upstate New York community to cancel its longtime July Fourth fireworks display.
The hamlet of Narrowsburg, on the Pennsylvania border in southeastern New York, bills itself as the
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Air Force tanker planes returned to the flight line for firefighting missions on Tuesday after a deadly weekend crash, bringing much-needed reinforcements to a strained fleet battling some of the worst wildfires in decades
By FRANK BAJAKAP Technology Writer
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers to children across the country easily ranks as one of the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond resigned Tuesday, the biggest scalp in a financial markets scandal that has ripped through the bank's senior management and sown the seeds for a new investigation into Britain's banking