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2 wildfires in southern, western Colorado fully contained

May. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two wildfires burning in southern and western Colorado have been fully contained. A fire that burned over 1,500 acres (2.3 square miles) near the former mining town of Cripple Creek was fully contained Tuesday, nearly two weeks after it started, the Teller County...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

May. 20, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. ...

6 injured in explosion and fire at Wisconsin pier factory

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. The fire at Summerset Marine Construction in the small...

Ruined Mariupol now forever etched in Ukraine's history

May. 17, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

First chaos and anarchy, then despair. The ruined seaside city of Mariupol, whose capture has become a key Russian objective, is now irrevocably etched into Ukrainian history, regardless of the outcome of the war. In the end, a small group of outgunned and outmanned...

5 feared dead after chemical plant explosion in Slovenia

May. 12, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left five people missing and feared dead, officials said Thursday. Emergency officials said another two people were hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns after the blast,...

Ukraine evacuates civilians from steel plant under siege

May. 07, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombarded a besieged steel mill in Mariupol, hoping to complete their conquest of the port in time for Victory Day celebrations. Officials announced that the last women,...

Arizona history-May 8-14

May. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

Sunday, May 8 On this date in 1893, the governor of Arizona Territory commuted the sentences of two editors of Arizona newspapers, convicted of criminal libel, from five days at the Yuma state penitentiary to five days in the Pima County Jail. On this date in 1910,...

Russia storms Mariupol plant as some evacuees reach safety

May. 03, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces Tuesday began storming the steel mill containing the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol, Ukrainian defenders said, just as scores of civilians evacuated from the bombed-out plant reached relative safety and told of days and nights filled with dread...

FACT FOCUS: Food plant fires fuel conspiracy theory

May. 03, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

The fire at a Perdue Farms soybean facility in Virginia on Saturday was relatively small. Firefighters had it under control about an hour after arriving and the plant remains fully operational. “It was an accidental fire,” said Capt. Steven Bradley, a spokesperson for the...