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  • THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013, 8:31 A.M.

    360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 2:45 A.M.

    Stubborn wildfires vex crews in Northwest, Calif.

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worried the weather could worsen the volatile situation. High temperatures, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:37 A.M.

    Dry Northwest burns as fire season in West extends

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swaths of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:39 P.M.

    Twin typhoons raise fears in disaster-prone NKorea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Twin typhoons renewed fears of a humanitarian crisis in North Korea, where poor drainage, widespread deforestation and crumbling infrastructure can turn even a routine rainstorm …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 8:28 A.M.

    Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …


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