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Good Samaritans help rescue man from burning home

Aug. 21, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

HARRINGTON, Maine (AP) — Fire officials in Maine say good Samaritans driving by a burning home helped rescue a man who was sleeping in an upstairs room. WABI-TV reports the fire happened Sunday night in Harrington. Officials say three other people were already outside of the home by the time crews arrived...

Afghan police: Taliban fire rockets toward presidential palace as president was giving his holiday message; no injuries

Aug. 21, 2018 1:31 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police: Taliban fire rockets toward presidential palace as president was giving his holiday message; no injuries.

APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after plane made drop

Aug. 20, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators...

Puget Sound Air Agency issues burn ban due to wildfire smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have issued a burn ban for counties including King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish because of wildfire smoke and related unhealthy air conditions. The Puget Sound Air Agency says no outdoor burning is allowed as of 5 p.m. Monday in order to reduce any additional harm from excess...

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer...

Woman charged in Waterloo fire that killed 2 people

Aug. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo woman has been charged with murder in the house fire deaths of a mother and her son. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports police on Monday charged 41-year-old Denise Susanna O'Brien with two counts of first-degree murder. The charges stem from an April 22 house fire...

Fires prompt sage grouse hunting ban in large part of Nevada

Aug. 20, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Destruction of sage grouse habitat by a series of large wildfires has prompted a ban on hunting for the game bird this fall across a stretch of Nevada that is nearly twice as big as the state of Delaware. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners approved the emergency closure Friday of...

Husband charged with murder in wife's stabbing in St. Paul

Aug. 20, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man is charged with fatally stabbing his wife, who had a protection order against him. Fifty-nine-year-old Dah Eh Ray was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of his 58-year-old wife, Dah Dah Ray. St. Paul police and firefighters were called a domestic...

The Latest: Utah firefighter remembered as sharp leader

Aug. 20, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Utah firefighter killed battling California blaze (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A suburban Salt Lake City firefighter who battled wildfires throughout his life has been laid to rest after his death fighting California's largest recorded blaze. Friends and family...

Glacier Park wildfires see mixed weather, stronger winds

Aug. 20, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Monday's weather was a mix of good and bad news for firefighters working in Glacier National Park. Some rain fell in the West Glacier area, offering a brief respite from the smoke, but there wasn't enough precipitation to have much of an effect on a lightning-caused fire burning...