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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Fire death toll now reaches 63 and counting in Northern California

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

With at least 130 people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the …


German hiker, stuck on the Pacific Crest Trail, saved by a stranger

Having been caught herself by bad weather, Nancy Abell tried to persuade a hiker to turn back. The hiker didn’t, but Abell gathered enough information for the Snohomish County Search …


Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes …


Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship challenges Italian policy

An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


‘Jaws of Life’ used to free bear with head stuck in milk can

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota.


Last week they were rescued from trash. Now, they are the most in-demand dogs in the Tri-Cities

It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …


Oregon hunter rescued after hanging upside-down for 2 days

An Oregon hunter who fell out of his tree stand and got tangled in his safety harness has been rescued after hanging upside-down for two days about 30 feet from …


Idaho couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.


Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Four rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Man dies after diving into Twin Lakes

A man from Greenacres died Thursday after diving into Twin Lakes from a cliff, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Someone cut off feral cat’s ears, tail, but rescue group giving Courage a second chance

Found recently with both ears and most of her tail cut off, a small black cat from the Yakima Valley still purrs at the touch of a friendly hand.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum …


Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flooding in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, possibly forcing authorities to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave

Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Anguished parents of 12 members of a boys’ soccer team missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were spending a third night without their children Monday as water continued …


Oregon dog that survived 2 gunshot wounds finds new home

A dog that was shot twice and left for dead in a rugged area of northeast Oregon has been given a new home.


Ellensburg women help snakes cross the road

Armed with a snake hook, windshield cleaner and a collection of buckets and coolers, the Ellensburg women are on a mission to keep as many rattlesnakes and other slithering creatures …


Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only …


Italy sends 2 ships to help bring migrants to Spain

Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the dayslong voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger halt search

Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances

Emergency crews pulled more bodies from what remained of villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire on Wednesday, but time was quickly running out to find survivors …


Couple thank youth football team that rescued them from car

A couple rescued from an overturned SUV had an emotional reunion with members of a youth football team from Idaho who saved them.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Idaho youth football team rescues 2 from overturned car in Oregon

A youth football team from Idaho has rescued two people from an overturned car in Oregon.