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‘Rebuilding Paradise’ Looks At Emotional Toll of Deadly Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve “Woody” Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home. Two redwood trees were planted in the ground, …

Sex Abuse Cases Push Harrisburg Catholic Diocese into Bankruptcy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, facing sex abuse claims it says it may not be able to pay, filed for bankruptcy protection, citing changing laws and an increasing number of victims. The church “has struggled to remain financially viable …

Red Cross: Smoke Alarm Program Reaches Life-Saving Milestone

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — The American Red Cross of Georgia is celebrating the most lives saved in a single month from its ongoing effort to install free smoke alarms. The agency plans a Thursday ceremony in Rock Spring, Georgia, to …

Kazakhstan Grounds Bek Air Planes After Crash Kills at Least 12

At least a dozen people died after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday in southeastern Kazakhstan, leading local authorities to ground the rest of budget carrier Bek Air’s fleet. The twin-turbofan Fokker 100 aircraft was carrying 98 people …

Seven Countries Affected by New Zealand Volcano Disaster

Seven nations have been affected by the volcano disaster in New Zealand that has probably claimed 13 lives and left dozens with critical burn injuries. Police on Tuesday said the 47 people on White Island at the time it erupted …

Five Dead, Eight Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

As many as 13 people may have died following a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island, while dozens more were injured after two explosions sent plumes of white smoke and ash thousands of meters into the air. Five people …

Texas Troopers Interviewing Bus Crash Survivors

Survivors of a deadly bus crash are being interviewed, but it will take time for investigators to determine why an Abilene Christian University bus left the highway and overturned, a state trooper said Saturday. “It will be months from now” …