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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2018, file photo shows homes leveled by the Camp Fire line at the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. Lawyers who negotiated a deal between wildfire victims and Pacific Gas & Electric say questions about the beleaguered company's ability to pay $13.5 billion to the victims could unravel the deal, upending the company's efforts to get out of bankruptcy by June 30.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Market tumult threatens PG&E deal with wildfire victims

Apr. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers who negotiated a crucial $13.5 billion deal for the victims of deadly wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment are expressing serious doubts about whether the nation's largest utility will be able to pay the full amount as the economy sinks toward a...

In this March 18, 2020 photo, Cesar Alegre, accompanied by his 4-year-old daughter Lia, places a damaged apple in his shopping cart filled with discarded produce given to him by vendors at a popular market in Lima, Peru. It is a task that was hard at the best of times, but with a month-long quarantine to curb the spread of the new coronavirus that has forced millions of Peruvians to stay home and closed restaurants and food kitchens, it has become much harder to feed his children. “The virus has highlighted the selfishness that man carries inside,” said Alegre.  (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Desperate hunt for food by Peru's poor amid virus quarantine

Apr. 6, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pushing a shopping cart with two children, César Alegre emerges from the large, deteriorated house near Peru's presidential palace that is shared by 45 families to search for food. Sometimes he begs in markets. Sometimes he sells candies. It is a task that was hard at the best of...

2 eateries destroyed, residents displaced by massive fire

Apr. 6, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire destroyed at least two eateries and left several people homeless in a northern New Jersey community, authorities said. The fire in downtown Ridgewood was reported around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. It started in a building housing a bagel shop and quickly spread to a nearby...

In this photo made on Saturday, April 4, 2020, an aerial view of a forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine. The fire was still burning on Sunday, April 5, Emergency Ministry firemen kept extinguishing the fire. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

Apr. 6, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears. Police said they tracked down a person suspected of starting the blaze by setting dry grass on fire in the area. The...

1 man dead in shooting in confrontation with police

Apr. 6, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who was sought as a suspect in a fire and explosion was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Manchester, New Hampshire, the attorney general's office said. Police responded to a pickup truck that belonged to Carl Manning, 62, of Manchester, about 6 p.m....

Man, 2 children killed in Alabama house fire

Apr. 6, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A house fire in north Alabama claimed the lives of a man and two children, authorities said. The blaze broke out Sunday morning in Falkville, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said, and flames had engulfed the home by the time firefighters arrived. Photos showed fire shooting...

Spring storm soaks California, dumps snow in mountains

Apr. 5, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several feet of snow blanketed California’s Sierra Nevada during a spring storm that brought rain and the threat of mudslides to certain parts of the state on Sunday. The low-pressure system came in from the Pacific along the northern coast before soaking the San Francisco Bay...

Progress made on containing 2 western N. Carolina wildfires

Apr. 5, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal and North Carolina firefighters have made progress containing two wildfires in western North Carolina, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday. The Camp Daniel Boone fire in Haywood County in the Pisgah National Forest covered about 70 acres as of Sunday afternoon and was...

A view of a forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, Sunday, April 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Yaroslav Yemelianenko)

Ukraine battles forest fires near Chernobyl

Apr. 5, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian firefighters labored into Sunday night trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station, which was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant. Ukraine's emergencies service said one of the...

Police: Complex security guards fired upon, one returns fire

Apr. 5, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they are investigating after shots were fired at several apartment complex security guards, one of whom returned fire outside the Ohio complex. No injuries were reported. Police in Columbus said the victims, who work security for the Colonial Village complex on the city's...