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Thousands flee from 'monster' wildfire on Canary Islands

Aug. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said. The blaze — described by the local fire department as "a monster"...

Mickelson late to the course after lightning hits hotel

Aug. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship. Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. One problem: He was staying on the top floor, his clubs were in his room and his tee...

Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

Aug. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Around 4,000 people were evacuated Sunday because of wildfires that, for the second time in a week, ravaged the countryside of one of Spain's Canary Islands. The latest blaze broke out on Saturday afternoon near the town of Valleseco on Gran Canaria island in the Atlantic Ocean archipelago....

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Aug. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting...

Major fire breaks out in New Delhi hospital; no casualties

Aug. 17, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities evacuated dozens of patients and visitors after a fire broke out Saturday in a major government-run hospital in the Indian capital. New Delhi fire official Vipin Kental said smoke enveloped three floors of the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences building, but there were no...

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...

The Latest: Police flyer shows man sought in subway scare

Aug. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Police have released a flyer asking people to help them find a man who was recorded on security cameras placing a pair of rice cookers in a New York City subway station. The discovery of the cookers Friday...

Aid group: Italy must let all migrants off rescue ship

Aug. 16, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Three ailing migrants and a family member were evacuated Friday from a Spanish rescue ship anchored near a southern Italian island but 134 others remained stuck on the boat as Italy's political battle over migration raged on. The humanitarian ship Open Arms had rescued 147 migrants in the...

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...

The Latest: 6 officers shot by gunman released from hospital

Aug. 14, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on several police officers shot in Philadelphia (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Police say all six officers wounded by gunfire from a man who has barricaded himself inside a north Philadelphia building have been released from the hospital. Philadelphia Police Commissioner...