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Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out...

Fierce winds fan Rockies wildfires, new evacuations ordered

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Strong winds fanned two Rocky Mountain wildfires Wednesday, prompting new evacuation orders as one spread toward communities outside Rocky Mountain...

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars on...

Wedding before the storm: Delta speeds up couple’s nuptials

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Delta sped up one Louisiana couple's wedding by a few days, but judging by the smiles on the bride...

Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — For the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, people in Louisiana are once more fleeing the state's barrier...

Hurricane Delta lashes Mexico’s Yucatan, then heads for US

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and headed toward Louisiana after making landfall just south of...

Thousands evacuated after fire at Russian military arsenal

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire engulfed a military arsenal in western Russia on Wednesday, triggering huge explosions that injured at least six and prompted...

Evacuations remain as progress made against Nevada fire

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An evacuation order remained in place but fire officials said they were making progress Monday against a wildfire north of...

Two killed, 24 missing in severe floods in Italy and France

PARIS (AP) — Flooding from record rains in the mountainous region that spans France and Italy killed two people in Italy and left at...

Winds intensifying as firefighters battle fire in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winds grew stronger Thursday in California's wine country, threatening to escalate a massive wildfire that has burned for days and...

California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Nikki and Kevin Conant returned to their home in Northern California wine country Wednesday to find only the charred...

4th person killed in devastating California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather. Officials said...

California’s wine country residents facing fire fatigue

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left...

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds...

3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying...

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas...

Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes...

California wildfire likely to grow from wind, low humidity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles approached 156 square miles (404 square...

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that...

Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds stoked a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to...

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong afternoon winds intensified a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities...

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules

DETROIT (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades, a period when travelers have increasingly...

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the...

Latest: Southern California forest fire burns near homes

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

Sequoia National Park closed due to California wildfire

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California’s Sequoia National Park has been fully closed due to a nearby wildfire in the Sierra Nevada wilderness. ...

Victims of deadly California wildfire found in cars, roadway

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 72-year-old man found dead in a vehicle and two other people discovered on a roadway were among the latest...

Sally’s threat: ‘Potentially historic’ floods, fierce winds

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, moved closer to the Gulf Coast on Monday with...

Santa Anita postpones fall opener 1 week due to wildfire

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Opening day of Santa Anita’s fall season will be pushed back a week until Sept. 25 because of poor air...

Latest: Sheriff: 2 more dead from California wildfires

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it churned northward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, increasing the risk of heavy...

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities...

Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during West Coast wildfires...

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes...

‘There was no fighting this fire,’ California survivor says

BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) — John Sykes built his life around his cabin in the dense woods of Northern California. He raised his two...

Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters battled two large wildfires Friday that threatened to merge near the most populated part of Oregon, including...

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a...

10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire

GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire became the state’s deadliest of the year Thursday when authorities announced seven more deaths, bringing the...

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Stunned residents of the small Oregon town of Phoenix walked through a scene of devastation Thursday after one of the...

Latest: 500,000 people in Oregon forced to flee wildfires

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a...

High alert: Deadly Northwest fires burn hundreds of homes

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning it...

As California burns, the winds arrive and the lights go out

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than...

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on...

California simmers while it burns, but no big power outages

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping...

California wildfire traps campers in national forest

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National...

Deposed president evacuated from Mali for medical treatment

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Malian president ousted by a military coup in August, was evacuated late Saturday to the United...

In aftermath of Hurricane Laura, residents worry about help

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

Weather slows California wildfires; thousands allowed home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Laura victims may go weeks without power; US deaths reach 14

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

Some Californians didn’t get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Monsoon rains wreak havoc across Pakistan, killing 63 people

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) —...

50,000 allowed back home as gains made on California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

The Latest: Reported tornado in Arkansas spins off Laura

The Latest on Laura: ...

Laura thrashes Louisiana, nearby states face tornado threats

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

UK freight train carrying diesel catches fire, derails

LONDON (AP) — About...

Neighbors with hoses target fires as crews urge them to stop

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP)...

Laura makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Texas

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) —...

The Latest: Louisiana governor closes part of Interstate 10

The Latest on Hurricane...

Neighbors with hoses target fires as crews urge them to stop

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP)...

Heeding warnings, Gulf Coast residents flee coming hurricane

ENNIS, Texas (AP) —...

Evacuations lifted near California fires, some go home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Nursing homes juggle hurricane evacuations amid virus fears

Dozens of nursing homes...

Laura strengthens into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) —...

Hundreds of thousands flee US coast ahead of Hurricane Laura

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) —...

California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Northern California firefighters dig in ahead of high winds

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP)...

Worry grows as looters target California wildfire evacuees

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP)...

Offshore oil and gas production is crimped by Gulf storms

Oil and gas production...

Connecticut Red Cross workers to help in Texas, California

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) —...

2 tropical storms heading for double blow to US Gulf Coast

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico...

California wildfires some of largest in state history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP)...

California slammed by wildfires, heat, unhealthy smoky air

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

California wildfires chase people from homes into smoky air

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) —...

California avoids power outages but fires threaten homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Crews battle wildfires amid brutal heat wave in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Crews try to tame California wildfire as heat wave arrives

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Southern California wildfire prompts evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Crews continue to battle two destructive California fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Slightly cooler weather aids Southern California firefight

BANNING, Calif. (AP) —...

Most evacuations lifted near huge Southern California fire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) —...

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C....

Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) —...

Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C....

Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP)...

The Latest: China’s Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

BEIJING — Numbers...

Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfire grows

BANNING, Calif. (AP) —...

California wildfire destroys 1 home, prompts new evacuations

BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) —...

Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)...

Firefighters gain on California wildfires

ADIN, Calif. (AP) —...

California brush fire closes highway, prompts evacuations

CALIFORNIA VALLEY, Calif. (AP)...

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