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Heavy Rains Lead To Rescues, Road Closures in Appalachia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rain across Appalachia has led to water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages, officials said. In Kentucky, officials in Magoffin and Pike counties declared a state of emergency Sunday due to damage from the …

59 Homes Lost, More Threatened in Australian Wildfire

PERTH, Australia (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire burning northeast of the Australian west coast city of Perth has destroyed at least 59 homes and was threatening more Tuesday, with many residents across the region told it is too late to …

Snow, Heavy Rain In Balkans Cause Floods, Disrupt Traffic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Days of heavy rain and snow across the Balkans left homes and fields flooded Monday, disrupted traffic on highways and at ports and caused power outages. In Serbia, authorities on Monday started clearing up tons of …

Over 1,000 Evacuated in Nevada Wildfire Start Returning Home

RENO, Nev. — A day after a wind-whipped wildfire in northern Nevada roared through a neighborhood in Reno and destroyed at least five houses, more than 1,000 people who were forced to evacuate — including the mayor — started returning …

Powerful Typhoon Lashes Philippines, Killing at Least 10

MANILA, Philippines — A super typhoon blew into the eastern Philippines with disastrous force Sunday, killing at least 10 people and triggering volcanic mudflows that engulfed about 150 houses before weakening as it blew away from the country, officials said. …

Many Homes Likely Lost In North-Central Colorado Fires

BOULDER, Colo. — Nearly 3,000 people were forced to flee from a fast-moving fire in north-central Colorado and authorities believe a large number of homes were destroyed. The CalWood Fire started around noon Saturday near the Cal-Wood Education Center, which …

Hurricane-Force Winds Kick Up Pacific Northwest Wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hurricane-force winds and high temperatures kicked up wildfires across parts of the Pacific Northwest over the Labor Day weekend, burning hundreds of thousands of acres and mostly destroying the small town of Malden in eastern Washington. “Today …

Fires and Virus Converge on California

Californians are in their sixth month of sheltering in place because of a pandemic that’s killed more than 11,000 residents. Now a new crisis — hundreds of wildfires — is forcing people to prepare to flee their homes at a …

Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area …

Building Owner, Alarm Companies Sued Over Deadly Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS — The owner of a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people died in the deadliest residential fire in city history has been hit with another lawsuit seeking damages. This time, several fire alarm manufacturers, sellers and …