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Oil tanker burning off China’s coast at risk of exploding

BEIJING/January 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —An oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China’s east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese state media reported Monday as authorities from three countries struggled to find its 32 missing crew members and contain oil spewing from the blazing wreck. State broadcaster China Central Television, … Continue reading Oil tanker burning off China’s coast at risk of exploding

The Latest: Official says 37 feared dead in Philippine mall

DAVAO, Philippines/December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on the fire in the shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Philippine official says firefighters have recovered one body from a burning shopping mall and there is “zero” chances of survival for 36 other people trapped inside the … Continue reading The Latest: Official says 37 feared dead in Philippine mall

Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee

MONTECITO, Calif. /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California’s history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful winds would help them after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of residences. After winds roared at … Continue reading Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee

More than just wine country is burning in California

REDWOOD VALLEY, CA/October 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Mendocino County is 70 miles north of California’s fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, now under siege from wildfires. But it’s a world away in mood, attitude and, especially, prominence. That helps explain why some residents feel ignored as they deal with their own catastrophic wildfires. … Continue reading More than just wine country is burning in California

Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning in the city, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China’s persistent problems with smog. Beijing’s acting mayor, Cai Qi, said at a meeting Saturday that the force would target open-air barbecues, garbage incineration … Continue reading Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police