Fires

The Latest: PG&E cuts power to 27,500 customers

Sep 24, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric is shutting off power to 27,500 people in Northern California to reduce the risk of wildfires in the face of dry, windy forecasts that could knock down power lines

California utility cuts power to 21,000 customers

Sep 24, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric is shutting off power to 21,000 people in Northern California to reduce the risk of wildfires in the face of hot, dry weather and gusty winds that could knock down power lines

Rio family buries girl killed by stray bullet; police blamed

Sep 22, 2019

An 8-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown has been buried amid allegations that she was hit by police fire

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep 20, 2019

A Philippine official says haze blown by monsoon winds from Indonesia's forest fires is affecting some regions in the western Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks

The Latest: Arson not suspected in Wisconsin group home fire

Sep 19, 2019

Authorities say arson is not suspected in a fire that killed three residents of a Wisconsin group home for intellectually disabled people

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep 14, 2019

India and Pakistan again have traded fire along the highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region leaving a Pakistani soldier and a woman killed and six others wounded in separate incidents

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

Sep 13, 2019

A group of insurance companies representing claims from 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires reached an $11 billion settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric

The Latest: Victims' attorney: PG&E $11B settlement positive

Sep 13, 2019

An attorney representing hundreds of California wildfire victims says Pacific Gas & Electric agreeing to pay $11 billion in a settlement with a group of insurance companies is a step in the right direction

Norwegian oil terminal evacuated after blaze on tanker

Sep 13, 2019

Police evacuated people from a major tanker port in southern Norway as a precaution after a fire on an oil tanker

The Latest: Ship owner thanks all for rescue of crew members

Sep 10, 2019

The South Korean company that owns a capsized cargo ship says it's grateful to everyone involved in the rescue of four trapped crew members

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