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Big Progress on Wildfires, but Dangerous Winds on the Way

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have been making significant progress Wednesday on the biggest wildfires burning unusually hot and fast for this time of year in the western United States. But forecasters from the Southwest to the southern High Plains …

Cruise Ship Changes Course After U.S. Judge Orders Seizure

MIAMI (AP)–A cruise ship that was supposed to dock in Miami has instead sailed to the Bahamas, after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over $4 million in unpaid fuel. Cruise …

Climate Change, New Construction Mean More Ruinous Fires

The winter grassland fire that blew up along Colorado’s Front Range was rare, experts say, but similar events will be more common in the coming years as climate change warms the planet–sucking the moisture out of plants–suburbs grow in fire-prone …

Few Resources, Old-Growth Forest Allowed For Fire’s Growth

LOS ANGELES — A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los …

Shipping Fears Linger That Fuel Switch May Lead to Accidents

The global shipping industry is about to undergo one of the biggest changes in its recent history with concerns lingering about just how safe the shift is going to be. Starting in January, vessels the world over will have to …

Official: Wrong Fuel Possible in Fatal Pennsylvania Fire

A western Pennsylvania fire investigator says a blaze that killed an elderly woman several days ago may have started when the wrong fuel was poured into a kerosene heater. Allegheny County authorities say the blaze reported at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday …

Bus Fuel Spill Sickens Northern Calif. Students

Authorities say a fuel leak on a bus carrying dozens of Northern California high school students sickened or injured at least 11 youths who were taken to hospitals complaining of skin irritation and difficulty breathing. California Highway Patrol Officer Alex …

VW Recalls 168,000 Cars for Fuel Leaks

Volkswagen is recalling more than 168,000 cars with diesel engines in the U.S. because a defect in the fuel injectors that could cause fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the recall affects some 2010 …

Train in Ohio Spills Fuel Along Tracks, Into River

A CSX freight train has leaked about 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel along the tracks and into a river through downtown Columbus. Fire Department officials in Columbus say the spill was discovered at about 3 p.m. Monday as the train, …