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Strong winds, steep terrain hamper crews battling Los Angeles area's first major fire of the year

Jun. 16, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds pushed flames through dry brush in mountains along Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Sunday, and officials warned residents in the wildfire's path to be prepared to leave if it explodes in size again. Los Angeles County's first major wildfire...

Cyprus records a second death from heatstroke as temperatures soar

Jun. 16, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus health official said a second elderly person has died from heatstroke after a weeklong heatwave that baked the east Mediterranean island nation with reportedly record temperatures for the month of June. An 84 year-old woman died a day after her...

Key Phoenix-to-Las Vegas highway reopens after wildfire claims 6 homes near historic Arizona town

Jun. 13, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A wildfire near a historic old Arizona mining town destroyed at least six homes, prompted overnight evacuations and closed the main highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas for nearly 23 hours, but an army of firefighters was working Thursday to stem the flames, a fire official said....

Heat forces Greek authorities to shut down Acropolis during afternoon hours for a second day

Jun. 13, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably high temperatures. The Culture Ministry said the hilltop citadel, which is Greece's most popular ancient...

How a grassroots Lahaina fundraiser found a better way to help fire survivors

Jun. 10, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Maui wildfire fundraiser created by three local volunteers within days of the disaster has now distributed nearly $780,000 to displaced families. While that’s a small portion of the tens of millions raised via online fundraising campaigns, the Help Maui Rise...

Today in History: June 7, Supreme Court rejects contraceptive ban in Griswold v. Connecticut

Jun. 07, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 159th day of 2024. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to...

PacifiCorp will pay $178M to Oregon wildfire victims in latest settlement over deadly 2020 blazes

Jun. 04, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Pacific Power, part of PacifiCorp, said Monday it has agreed to a $178 million settlement with over 400 Oregon plaintiffs in the latest multimillion-dollar payout related to the deadly 2020 wildfires that ravaged the state. In other cases that have gone to...

PacifiCorp will pay $178 million to Oregon wildfire victims in latest multimillion-dollar settlement from 2020 blazes

Jun. 03, 2024 17:57 PM EDT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — PacifiCorp will pay $178 million to Oregon wildfire victims in latest multimillion-dollar settlement from 2020 blazes.

California firefighters make significant progress against wildfire east of San Francisco Bay

Jun. 03, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

California's largest wildfire so far this year was significantly surrounded Monday after blackening a swath of hilly grasslands between San Francisco Bay and the Central Valley. The Corral Fire was 75% contained after scorching more than 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) during...

California firefighters continue battling wind-driven wildfire east of San Francisco

Jun. 02, 2024 23:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters made significant progress Sunday to tame a wind-driven wildfire that scorched thousands of acres 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of San Francisco, burned down a home and forced residents to flee the area near the central California city of Tracy. ...