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Firefighters rescue 'Cinder' the elk calf from fire's ashes

May. 25, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage across the American West. Missoula, Montana-based firefighter Nate Sink said...

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

May. 25, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An abortion clinic set to open next month in conservative Wyoming was damaged in a fire early Wednesday that police believe was deliberately set — possibly by someone seen running away from the building carrying what appeared to be a gas can and a bag. The...

Arizona history-May 29-June 4

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Sunday, May 29 On this date in 1856, Camp Moore in the Sonoita Valley was renamed Fort Buchanan. On this date in 1873, a troop of the 5th Cavalry established a camp on the San Carlos River near Gila. It became the headquarters for the military government of the San...

Coast Guard: Fire extinguished on barge in Delaware Bay

May. 25, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

BOWERS, Del. (AP) — A fire onboard a barge in the Delaware Bay has been extinguished, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The fire was reported early Monday on a barge about 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of Port Mahon, Delaware, and was extinguished Tuesday, the Coast Guard announced in a...

Chicago apartment fire kills young girl found in bedroom

May. 25, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A young girl died Wednesday morning after Chicago firefighters responding to a fire at an apartment building on the city's South Side found her in a bedroom, a fire official said. Firefighters who responded to calls about a heavy fire and someone possibly trapped in...

Iran building collapse kills 14 as mayor and others detained

May. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster. The...

Rain, snow slow New Mexico fire, but hot, dry weather looms

May. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North America slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico Tuesday amid light rain and a bit of snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters scrambled to get ahead of a worsening fire forecast in the days ahead. The Memorial...

Heightened wildfire threat prompts stricter restrictions

May. 24, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's six national forests and some local governments and land management agencies are implementing stricter campfire and smoking restrictions because of the heightened wildfire threat, officials announced Tuesday. Heightened restrictions ordered by the...

Man sentenced to life in deaths of Missouri mother, daughter

May. 24, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter's sexual orientation. Steven Endsley, 59, was sentenced Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27,...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 24, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

Champaign News-Gazette. May 22, 2022. Editorial: DCFS investigation reveals more of the same Too many children are falling through the cracks of the state’s structurally flawed children protection infrastructure. A recent investigation into operations...