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LONDON | British zoo fire prompts evacuation of visitors

LONDON — A British zoo says a fire has broken out at one of its enclosures and that visitors are being evacuated. Chester Zoo has tweeted Saturday that its teams are working to move all animals away from the blaze, which firefighters are working to extinguish. Images of the zoo on the BBC showed thick … Continue reading LONDON | British zoo fire prompts evacuation of visitors

PARIS | Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

PARIS— French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and environment ministers, has vowed that those responsible for the violence … Continue reading PARIS | Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Crews make progress with N. California wildfire

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on California‘s wildfires (all times local): 9 a.m. Fire officials say firefighters have gained ground against a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 79 people. The California The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday that the fire is now 70 percent contained. That’s up from 66 … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Crews make progress with N. California wildfire

MADRID | Landslide derails commuter train near Barcelona, killing 1

MADRID  — One person died and dozens were injured Tuesday after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona, Spanish authorities said. The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local (0515 GMT) near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of … Continue reading MADRID | Landslide derails commuter train near Barcelona, killing 1

MADRID | Commuter train derails near Barcelona killing 1, injuring 6

MADRID — Authorities in Spain say one person has died and six have been slightly injured after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona. The regional civil protection agency says two train cars of a convoy of six went off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. Tuesday (0515 GMT) near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers … Continue reading MADRID | Commuter train derails near Barcelona killing 1, injuring 6

PARADISE, | Calif.Hundreds search rubble in California for human remains

PARADISE, Calif.  — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire took on a new urgency Monday as rain in the forecast threatened to complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters. Hundreds of crews and volunteers were searching the ash and rubble where homes stood before flames engulfed the … Continue reading PARADISE, | Calif.Hundreds search rubble in California for human remains

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Tally: More buildings destroyed in wildfire

CHICO, Calif.  — The Latest on California‘s wildfires (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Officials have again increased the number of homes and other structures burned by a huge Southern California wildfire. The figure rose Sunday to 1,130 buildings destroyed — many of them homes — and 300 damaged. The tally is continuing. Firefighters are making … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Tally: More buildings destroyed in wildfire

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Investors drive up stock of utility eyed in fire

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on California‘s wildfires (all times local): 10 a.m. Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. have soared after California’s top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. Stock prices soared 36 percent in midday trading Friday after plunging 60 percent … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Investors drive up stock of utility eyed in fire