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Glacier Breaks in India’s North; Flood Kills 9, 140 Missing

RISHIKESH, India (AP) — Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a Himalayan glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least nine people …

Arson Suspected in Massive Fire at Texas Courthouse

MASON, Texas (AP) — A suspect has been arrested been taken into custody following a massive fire that destroyed all but the rock outer walls of an 111-year-old Texas courthouse, an official says. The fire at the Mason County Courthouse …

Firefighters Continue Battling Fires in Florida Panhandle

MILTON, Fla. (AP) _ For two sleepless nights, Kelly Kniss had wondered what had become of her home in the Florida Panhandle and the two dozen hens she and her husband Ryan had left behind after authorities ordered them to …

Wildfire-Weary Australians Eye Christmas Blighted by Blazes

Australia’s devastating wildfires, which at the weekend destroyed close to 200 homes and claimed another life, show no sign of abating and are poised to blight Christmas celebrations. Around 200 blazes were burning across the world’s driest inhabited continent on …

Report: Hurricane Dorian Inflicted $3.4B Losses On Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed …

Undisclosed Settlement Reached Over Deadly Honolulu Fire

HONOLULU — Plaintiffs and defendants reached a settlement over a deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, although the amounts to be paid by insurance companies remains confidential, attorneys said. A settlement conference concluded Tuesday regarding the July 2017 Marco Polo building fire …

Fire Destroys Vermont Lieutenant Governor’s Business

The building that was home to a construction company co-owned by Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott was destroyed Friday night in a massive fire that engulfed office files, heavy equipment and fuel and triggered explosions, officials said. Authorities do not …

Fire Hits Building at Mass. Living History Museum

A straw roof that caught on fire during a cooking demonstration at the Plimoth Plantation living history museum in Massachusetts has destroyed a building named for a Pilgrim. No one was hurt during the Saturday morning blaze at the Cooke …

Georgia Warehouse Goes Up in Flames

Authorities say an Atlanta warehouse was destroyed in a ferocious fire that was fueled by welding materials and tanks that exploded. Fulton County firefighters fought the blaze, which broke out Tuesday at Tie Down Engineering on Selig Drive in southwest …

Central Indiana Church Goes Up in Flames

Flames whipped by strong winds have destroyed a central Indiana church. About 30 members of the Yountsville Community Church had just begun services Sunday morning when someone noticed smoke, and they evacuated the building. All escaped without injury. Crawfordsville Fire …