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Finding cause of Mt. Charleston Lodge fire may take weeks

Sep. 20, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators were trying Monday to piece together what led to the fire that destroyed much of Mt. Charleston Lodge, a popular summer retreat for Las Vegas residents. KLAS-TV reports authorities believe it will take several more days or even weeks to...

Arson suspected in fire at historic Kansas City church

Sep. 20, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal investigation is underway after arson damaged a historic Kansas City, Missouri, church that now serves a congregation predominantly made up of people from the South Sudan. John Ham of the Kansas City office of the Bureau of Alcohol,...

Church bus crash sends 30 to hospitals, some critically hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

DONALDSON, Pa. (AP) — A bus carrying high school students and leaders returning from a church retreat crashed in Pennsylvania, injuring more than two dozen people, at least three critically, authorities said. State police in Schuylkill County said the bus was heading...

2021 a record-breaking drought year in parts of Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — This has been a record-breaking year of drought in much of Eastern Washington, state officials say. In April, a huge volume of snow in the Cascade Range measured in at 132 percent of normal statewide, raising hopes of an abundant water year, the...

Kidney from fallen Missouri officer goes to another cop

Sep. 20, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Even after his death, a Missouri police officer has helped a fellow officer in a time of need. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, graduated from the police academy just two months ago and was fatally shot by a suspect on Wednesday. The...

4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

Sep. 20, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the...

Column: No Tiger, No Phil. And maybe a US Ryder Cup win

Sep. 20, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

Tiger Woods won’t be at Whistling Straits this week, for obvious reasons. Phil Mickelson will, but for the first time since 1995, he won’t hit a shot in the Ryder Cup. The storyline in the Ryder Cup hasn’t changed, but the marquee players have — at least when it...

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Sep. 20, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N....

'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray

Sep. 20, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved...

US unveils plan to address 'silent killer' extreme heat

Sep. 20, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana. ...