Latest Evacuations News

Train catches fire; Texas homes evacuated, 3 horses killed

Apr. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least three horses were killed and several Texas homes evacuated early Wednesday when a train carrying the highly flammable liquid ethanol derailed and caught fire. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the Union Pacific train to derail south of downtown Fort Worth, but the...

The Latest: Horses die in Texas fire caused by derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Texas (all times local): 1 p.m. Three horses are dead after a derailed freight train burst into flames in Texas and the fire spread to their barn. The Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable ethanol derailed in Fort Worth early Wednesday....

Quake sways buildings in Mexico City; some evacuations

Apr. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue. There were no initial reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's...

Panicked at first, Sri Lankans anxious over what's to come

Apr. 21, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

Bhanuka Harischandra was running a little late for his meeting Sunday. As a car carrying him pulled into the back entrance of the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo, he realized something was wrong. People were telling him not to come in, it wasn't safe. Still, the car pulled around to the...

Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

Apr. 18, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Emmanuel Fernandez said in Manila that three...

Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack

Apr. 16, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day. Now, the mother of four — and Columbine shooting survivor —...

Hoax bomb scare prompts evacuation of 57-story Madrid tower

Apr. 16, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A hoax bomb threat called in to the Australian Embassy in Spain prompted the evacuation of a 57-story office tower in Madrid's business district on Tuesday, Spanish police said. Staff at the embassy in Madrid received a phone call with the security threat around midday on Tuesday, said a...

The Latest: French leader vows to rebuild damaged Notre Dame

Apr. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and says he is seeking international help to restore the Paris landmark. Macron said after the French capital's fire chief announced...

Hundreds evacuated in Frankfurt so WWII bomb can be defused

Apr. 14, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Some 600 people have been evacuated from their homes in the old city of Frankfurt so specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Main River. The German news agency dpa reported the bomb was defused, as planned, underwater on Sunday, which led to a loud...

NC businesses reopen after evacuation because of gas leak

Apr. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say businesses in a Fayetteville shopping center have reopened after they were evacuated because a construction crew struck a gas line. The gas leak at Cross Pointe Center came just days after a fatal explosion in Durham, located about 80 miles (130...