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California forest fire temporarily strands July 4th revelers

Jul. 05, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Fourth of July revelers stranded by a wildfire in a mountainous California region that's a top tourist destination were safely evacuated, but the fire continued chewing through forests on Tuesday, officials said. The fire in Sierra Nevada Gold Country that...

Greece: Large forest blaze forces evacuations west of Athens

Jul. 05, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek firefighters battled a large forest blaze that forced the evacuation of a small village west of Athens, the latest in a series of wildfires that flared as strong winds swept several parts of Greece. The fire service said more than 130 firefighters and...

Buffalo house fire kills man, 2 daughters; mom hospitalized

Jul. 05, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near...

New California wildfire strands Fourth of July revelers

Jul. 05, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling a fresh wildfire that broke out Monday east of Sacramento at a recreation area packed with Fourth of July revelers and forced a number of evacuations. As the fire quickly spread, 85 to 100 people...

July 4 events nixed in Utah city after fire threatens homes

Jul. 04, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fire in a Utah city north of Salt Lake City suspected to have been caused by fireworks led to the evacuation of dozens of homes and the cancellation of some Independence Day events, officials said. The fire near the city of Centerville was reported at about...

Flamethrower used to torch Pan-African flag flying on pole

Jul. 04, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A person using a flamethrower set fire Saturday to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement, a Black international socialist group based in Florida. Security video released by the group shows the driver of a...

Crews douse fire in abandoned building near the ABQ BioPark

Jul. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in an abandoned building near the Albuquerque Biological Park was brought under control Sunday and authorities said its cause wasn't immediately known. City fire department crews were called to the scene about 6 a.m. Sunday and reported...

Phoenix police identify 2 men who died after shooting at bar

Jul. 04, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have now identified two men who were fatally shot at a Phoenix bar and grill and said one of the victims was a security guard. Phoenix police said 35-year-old Jordan Davis allegedly denied 34-year-old Daniel Stuart entry into the bar early Sunday. ...

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

Jul. 04, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Akron...

Shark attacks Long Island lifeguard during training exercise

Jul. 03, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County officials closed a Long Island beach to swimming Sunday after what they described as an unprecedented shark attack that injured a lifeguard. The lifeguard had been playing the role of a victim during a training exercise when the shark bit...