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Evacuations urged near Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire

Nov. 19, 2018 2:04 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The 10 communities have at least 2,000 residents, but each community will decide if they evacuate or not. Antigua al Rescate,...

Authorities call for evacuations around Volcano of Fire in Guatemala after a warning of increasing eruption

Nov. 19, 2018 1:18 AM EST
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities call for evacuations around Volcano of Fire in Guatemala after a warning of increasing eruption.

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

Nov. 19, 2018 12:32 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and...

In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few

Nov. 19, 2018 12:19 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn't going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother's caregiver, armed only with a...

Latest: Sheriff: List of missing after fire drops to 1,000

Nov. 18, 2018 11:12 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8 p.m. A Northern California sheriff says the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire has dropped to around 1,000. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says that's about 300 less than what was posted at the start...

Northern California sheriff says about 1,000 names remain on list of unaccounted for after deadly wildfire; 77 are dead

Nov. 18, 2018 10:59 PM EST
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California sheriff says about 1,000 names remain on list of unaccounted for after deadly wildfire; 77 are dead.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Nov. 18, 2018 10:48 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains forecast this week complicate their efforts. While the predicted downpours could help tamp down...

Trump pondering Kelly's status, 3-5 Cabinet changes

Nov. 18, 2018 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on "Fox News...

Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

Nov. 18, 2018 12:39 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests. Trump told reporters Saturday while visiting the ruins of the Northern California town where a fire killed at least 76 people that...

Pope prays for those stricken by California wildfires

Nov. 18, 2018 6:56 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California's wildfires and freezing weather on the U.S. East Coast. Addressing tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday, including pilgrims from New York and New Jersey. Francis prayed that "the Lord welcome the deceased into his...