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Cooler New Mexico weather aids big wildfire fight -- for now

May. 23, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

MORA, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 firefighters in New Mexico kept the nation's largest active wildfire from growing on Monday as they took advantage of cooler weather before the return of more dangerous conditions later in the week. “Overall, a good day,” fire operations chief...

Man pleads guilty to setting fires in California forest

May. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who set nearly a dozen wildfires in a Northern California national forest pleaded guilty Monday to being a serial arsonist. Eric Michael Smith, 41, of Redding, entered guilty pleas to four counts of arson in a federal court in Sacramento but...

Coast Guard creates 500-yard safety zone around barge fire

May. 23, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

BOWERS, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has created a 500-yard (457-meter) safety zone in the Delaware Bay around a fire on a barge and the boats responding to the blaze, officials said Monday. The Coast Guard received a call around 1 a.m. reporting the blaze about 9 miles (14...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 23, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 21, 2022. Editorial: Tax cuts are better than tax rebates Michigan finds itself in the rare spot of having more money coming into the state budget than it needs to run the state. Both Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen...

Weekend fire damages shuttered suburban Chicago resort

May. 23, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A weekend fire that damaged portions of a shuttered suburban Chicago resort took firefighters a full day to extinguish and officials are still working to determine how it started. The fire began Saturday afternoon at the former Pheasant Run Resort in St....

Officials: Deputies return fire, fatally shoot man

May. 23, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

DOVER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who reportedly shot at deputies died when three returned fire, officials said. The shooting happened Saturday night in Stewart County when deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a...

'They ruined everything': Fleeing the devastation in Ukraine

May. 23, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Houses on fire. Artillery blasting through thick apartment walls. People hiding in basements without electricity, water or gas as their towns are pulverized above them. In shock, sometimes fighting off tears, civilians fleeing areas near the eastern front...

7 die in Philippine ferry fire; over 120 rescued from water

May. 23, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying more than 130 people caught fire in the northeastern Philippines on Monday, killing seven passengers and forcing many survivors to jump into the sea where they were rescued by other vessels. The fire rapidly spread from the engine room to...

2 people killed in small plane crash north of Denver

May. 22, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Two people were killed in a small plane crash in a neighborhood north of Denver. KMGH-TV reports the single-engine Piper PA32 went down in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood in Broomfield just before noon Sunday. No one on the ground was injured, and no homes...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...