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PARADISE, California | AP News Guide: California wildfires burn into new territory

PARADISE, California— Devastating wildfires on either end of California pushed into new territory Saturday, as fatigued firefighters worked to evacuate residents in harm’s way and contain blazes that already have claimed at least 11 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and scorched hundreds of square miles. The three fires began Thursday — the … Continue reading PARADISE, California | AP News Guide: California wildfires burn into new territory

TOKYO | Naomi Kawase named to direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic documentary

TOKYO — Japanese director Naomi Kawase, named Tuesday to make a documentary film about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said she hopes to focus on reconstruction efforts in the northern Fukushima region of the country. The area was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami and a resulting nuclear disaster. The Japanese government hopes the … Continue reading TOKYO | Naomi Kawase named to direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic documentary

12 dead in fast-moving New York City apartment fire

NEW YORK /December 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  The deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building Thursday on one of the coldest nights so far this winter, killing 12 people and leaving four more fighting for their lives, city officials said. The dead … Continue reading 12 dead in fast-moving New York City apartment fire

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment’s notice

FALLBROOK, Calif. /December 9,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Flames were practically on top of Dick and Joan Marsala’s home when they got an urgent knock on the door and were told to leave. The couple, in their mid-80s, grabbed only a change of clothes and medications before fleeing Thursday through wind gusts and smoke as fire swallowed … Continue reading Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment’s notice