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Toxic air, gases hamper search for last 2 volcano victims

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A second land search of New Zealand's volcanic White Island has failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of an eruption that claimed the lives of at least 15 people, most of them tourists. More>>

California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

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California gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims. Newsom says in a five-page letter to PG&E CEO William D. More>>

As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist

(AP Photo/Matthew Brown). A fire prevention crew hauls away sections of a tree they cut down Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, near Redwood Estates, Calif. Authorities are rushing to clear vegetation in high-risk communities after fires killed 149 people and d... (AP Photo/Matthew Brown). A fire prevention crew hauls away sections of a tree they cut down Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, near Redwood Estates, Calif. Authorities are rushing to clear vegetation in high-risk communities after fires killed 149 people and d...
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Climate change and decades of lax land management practices have put the U.S. West on a collision course with out-of-control wildfires. More>>

US water chief praises Colorado River deal, sees challenges

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States in the U.S. West that have agreed to take less water next month from the drought-stricken Colorado River got praise and a push for more action from the nation’s top water official. More>>

Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in Philippines

(Philippine Red Cross via AP). In this photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, a Christmas tree and other debris lie on the ground inside a building after a strong earthquake shook Digos, Davao del Sur province, southern Philippines on Sunday Dec. ... (Philippine Red Cross via AP). In this photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, a Christmas tree and other debris lie on the ground inside a building after a strong earthquake shook Digos, Davao del Sur province, southern Philippines on Sunday Dec. ...
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A strong earthquake has jolted the southern Philippines, leaving at least one person dead and causing a three-story building to collapse. More>>

California utility scrambles to renegotiate wildfire deal

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, a bankruptcy reorganization pl... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, a bankruptcy reorganization pl...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution quickly. More>>

Specialist teams hope to recover last 2 volcano victims

(New Zealand Defence Force via AP). This photo released by the New Zealand Defence Force shows an operation to recover bodies from White Island after a volcanic eruption in Whakatane, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A team of eight New Zealand mili... (New Zealand Defence Force via AP). This photo released by the New Zealand Defence Force shows an operation to recover bodies from White Island after a volcanic eruption in Whakatane, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A team of eight New Zealand mili...
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Police divers have returned to the waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption that left at least 16 dead and dozens severely burned. More>>

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A Tokyo 2020 banner stands in front of the Azumi Baseball Stadium, a venue for baseball and softball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The torch relay for the Tokyo O... (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A Tokyo 2020 banner stands in front of the Azumi Baseball Stadium, a venue for baseball and softball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The torch relay for the Tokyo O...
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The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics this summer will kick off in Fukushima. More>>

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). A Navy helicopter returns to Whakatane Airport following the recovery operation to return the victims of the Dec. 9 volcano eruption continues off the coast of Whakatane New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A team of eight New Zea... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). A Navy helicopter returns to Whakatane Airport following the recovery operation to return the victims of the Dec. 9 volcano eruption continues off the coast of Whakatane New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A team of eight New Zea...
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Grieving families sang traditional Maori songs as New Zealand military specialists went to a volcanic island and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption. More>>

Key takeaways from Boris Johnson's sweeping election victory

(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 on his way to meet Queen Elizabeth II to seek her approval to form a new government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ... (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 on his way to meet Queen Elizabeth II to seek her approval to form a new government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led his Conservative Party to a landslide victory in the general election that was dominated by Brexit. More>>

Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment souring

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A closely watched economic survey by the Bank of Japan showed sentiments among major manufacturers soured for the fourth straight quarter. More>>

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption

(Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). In this combo made from two satellite images taken May 12, 2019, left, and Dec. 11, 2019, right, by Maxar Technologies steam rises from the volcano on White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zeala... (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). In this combo made from two satellite images taken May 12, 2019, left, and Dec. 11, 2019, right, by Maxar Technologies steam rises from the volcano on White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zeala...
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New Zealand medical staff are working around the clock treating severely burned survivors of a volcanic eruption that police say is believed to have killed 16 people. More>>

The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). A polling station signpost lies on the pavement as voters approach a polling station in Twickenham, England, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. British voters are deciding who they want to resolve the Brexit conundrum in an election se... (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). A polling station signpost lies on the pavement as voters approach a polling station in Twickenham, England, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. British voters are deciding who they want to resolve the Brexit conundrum in an election se...
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Polls close in less than an hour in Britain’s general election, where voters are deciding which party will form a government and try to break the country’s political deadlock over Brexit. More>>

Volcanoes an ever-present, if usually distant danger

(AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File). FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, the Volcano of Fire releases lava, seen from Escuintla, Guatemala. In Spanish it's known as "El Volcan del Fuego." (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File). FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, the Volcano of Fire releases lava, seen from Escuintla, Guatemala. In Spanish it's known as "El Volcan del Fuego."
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The deadly eruption of a volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights an unpredictable but ever-present hazard posed by some 1,500 active volvanoes worldwide. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson with his dog Dilyn as he leaves after voting in the general election at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The general el... (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson with his dog Dilyn as he leaves after voting in the general election at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The general el...
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Get ready for Thursday, December 12th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press. More>>

Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand's silent eruption

(Lillani Hopkins via AP). In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Lillani Hopkins, Lillani Hopkins pictured with her father Geoff prior to the eruption on White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Lillani Hopkins was feeling seasick... (Lillani Hopkins via AP). In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Lillani Hopkins, Lillani Hopkins pictured with her father Geoff prior to the eruption on White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Lillani Hopkins was feeling seasick...
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Fourteen people are believed dead after New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted this week. More>>

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand on Monday Dec. 9 ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam an... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand on Monday Dec. 9 ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam an...
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A New Zealand island volcano is venting more steam and mud after a deadly eruption two days ago. More>>

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this May 10, 2019 photo, grain bins belonging to Brett Adams are surrounded by flood waters, in Peru, Neb. Adams had thousands of acres under water, about 80 percent of his land, this year. The water split open his grain bins... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this May 10, 2019 photo, grain bins belonging to Brett Adams are surrounded by flood waters, in Peru, Neb. Adams had thousands of acres under water, about 80 percent of his land, this year. The water split open his grain bins...
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This year’s record rainfall and devastating flooding are forcing tough decisions about the future of farming in in the face of climate change. More>>

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

(AP Photo/Nick Perry). Flowers are laid on makeshift memorial is seen in front of cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, in Tauranga, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday Dec. 9 in a tower of ash and steam whil... (AP Photo/Nick Perry). Flowers are laid on makeshift memorial is seen in front of cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, in Tauranga, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday Dec. 9 in a tower of ash and steam whil...
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Unstable conditions on a volcanic New Zealand island are hindering rescuers looking for at least eight people feared dead after the volcano erupted with a tower of ash and scalding steam while dozens of tourists explored its moon-like surface. More>>

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). A woman places a bouquet of flowers at the fence of a restricted area on the waterfront in Whakatane, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens o... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). A woman places a bouquet of flowers at the fence of a restricted area on the waterfront in Whakatane, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens o...
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Australia’s prime minister says 11 Australians remain unaccounted for and 13 have been hospitalized after a New Zealand volcano eruption. More>>

PG&E's $13.5B deal with fire victims removes huge obstacles

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. Pacific... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. Pacific...
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Pacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy. More>>

Stories of injured, missing in New Zealand volcano eruption

(Michael Schade via AP). This Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Michael Schade shows the rescuers' boat leaving White Island following the eruption of the volcano, New Zealand. Officials say on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, 47 people from New Zealand, ... (Michael Schade via AP). This Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Michael Schade shows the rescuers' boat leaving White Island following the eruption of the volcano, New Zealand. Officials say on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, 47 people from New Zealand, ...
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47 people from New Zealand, United States, Australia, Germany, Britain, China and Malaysia were on a volcanic island in New Zealand when it suddenly erupted. More>>

Sydney choked by hazardous haze from Australia bush fires

(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season.
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Wildfires have engulfed Sydney in haze so thick it is considered 11 times worse than the usual “hazardous" level and is apt to trigger fire alarms. The city canceled ferries and some offices in the downtown area were evacuated on Tuesday. More>>

Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 2 and making 1,400 homeless

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Madagascar officials say that Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, killing nine people and making more than 1,400 homeless. More>>

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

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New Zealand authorities say a volcano on White Island has erupted. More>>

PG&E's stock surges 16% on tentative wildfire settlement

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is shown outside of a PG&E building in San Francisco. Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all ma... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is shown outside of a PG&E building in San Francisco. Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all ma...
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PG&E's stock is surging after the utility reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to Northern California wildfires of 2017 and 2018. More>>

Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported

(Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP). An area is sealed off as a crack is seen along the portico of San Silvestro church in Barberino del Mugello, north of Florence, Italy, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, after an earthquake struck Tuscany early Monday. Mayors of to... (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP). An area is sealed off as a crack is seen along the portico of San Silvestro church in Barberino del Mugello, north of Florence, Italy, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, after an earthquake struck Tuscany early Monday. Mayors of to...
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An earthquake has struck Tuscany north of Florence, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls of homes and damaging at least one church. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

(GNS Science via AP). In this image released by GeoNet, tourists can be seen on a trail near the volcano's crater Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on White Island, New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says about 100 tourists were on or near White Island whe... (GNS Science via AP). In this image released by GeoNet, tourists can be seen on a trail near the volcano's crater Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on White Island, New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says about 100 tourists were on or near White Island whe...
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Among 10 Things to Know: Saudi gunman blasts U. More>>

Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

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The Uganda Red Cross says at least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by torrential rains in different parts of the east African country. More>>

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

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Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all major claims related to devastating wildfires blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. More>>

California to protect insurance policies in wildfire areas

(Elias Funez/The Union via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara discusses what his department is doing to help people in high wildfire risk areas keep insurance, in Grass Valley, Calif... (Elias Funez/The Union via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara discusses what his department is doing to help people in high wildfire risk areas keep insurance, in Grass Valley, Calif...
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California has ordered insurance companies to stop dropping customers who live in areas affected by recent wildfires. More>>

Europe pledges additional support for quake-hit Albania

(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). The Albanian army uses a remote-controlled explosion to demolish a building in the western port city of Durres, Albania, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A remote-controlled explosion has demolished the six-storied building considered ... (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). The Albanian army uses a remote-controlled explosion to demolish a building in the western port city of Durres, Albania, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A remote-controlled explosion has demolished the six-storied building considered ...
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The European Union’s new leader for crisis management is visiting Albania to assess damages and reconstruction needs after last week’s powerful earthquake. More>>

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

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Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missing. More>>

PG&E urges judge to approve key settlement, faces resistance

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Pacific Gas & Electric is urging a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to cover at least $20 billion in losses stemming from catastrophic wildfires in California. More>>

Albania PM optimistic of world support on quake recovery

(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). The Albanian army uses a remote-controlled explosion to demolish a building in the western port city of Durres, Albania, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A remote-controlled explosion has demolished the six-storied building considered ... (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). The Albanian army uses a remote-controlled explosion to demolish a building in the western port city of Durres, Albania, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A remote-controlled explosion has demolished the six-storied building considered ...
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Albania’s prime minister is pleased with the international assistance he has secured at a NATO summit on coping with the aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 people and injured more than 3,000 others. More>>

Tech aims to predict problems on power lines before disaster

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, workers bury utility lines in Paradise, Calif. A new technology being tested by California utilities, such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, workers bury utility lines in Paradise, Calif. A new technology being tested by California utilities, such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ...
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A new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they could cause power outages or spark wildfires. More>>

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

(AP Photo). Residents ride a military truck as they evacuate to safer grounds in preparation for the coming of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi, Albay province, southeast of Manila, Philippines on Monday Dec. 2, 2109. The Philippines' main island, including ... (AP Photo). Residents ride a military truck as they evacuate to safer grounds in preparation for the coming of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi, Albay province, southeast of Manila, Philippines on Monday Dec. 2, 2109. The Philippines' main island, including ...
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A powerful typhoon is blowing across the Philippines after slamming ashore overnight, damaging houses and an airport and knocking out power after tens of thousands of people fled for safer ground. More>>

Albania demolishes quake-damaged building with explosives

(AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). The Albanian army uses a remote-controlled explosion to demolish a building in the western port city of Durres, Albania, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A remote-controlled explosion has demolished the six-storied building considered ... (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina). The Albanian army uses a remote-controlled explosion to demolish a building in the western port city of Durres, Albania, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A remote-controlled explosion has demolished the six-storied building considered ...
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A remote-controlled explosion has demolished a six-story building considered a threat after it was damaged in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Albania. More>>

USGS reports magnitude 6.0 quake off Chile’s northern coast

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USGS reports 6.0-magnitude quake off Chile’s northern coast near border with Peru. More>>

Rescuers among 6 dead in storms on French Riviera

(AP Photo/Daniel Cole). Rain clouds form over Marseille, France, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. The southern France region is under alert for heavy rain and floods. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole). Rain clouds form over Marseille, France, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. The southern France region is under alert for heavy rain and floods.
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The crew of a rescue helicopter were among five people killed in heavy weekend rains that pounded France’s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. More>>

EU leads international help to Albania quake recovery

(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, laundry hangs on a line from a damaged building in Thumane, western Albania following a deadly earthquake. A handbag dangles from a coat-hanger, gleaming saucepans sit stacked in a... (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, laundry hangs on a line from a damaged building in Thumane, western Albania following a deadly earthquake. A handbag dangles from a coat-hanger, gleaming saucepans sit stacked in a...
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The European Union and the United Nations are coordinating the international efforts to assist Albania after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 people and left thousands homeless. More>>

Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations

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The Philippines’ main island, including the capital, Manila, is under a tropical cyclone warning for a typhoon forecast to hit Monday night into Tuesday. More>>

Deadly storm moves cross country taking aim at Northeast

(Elias Funez/The Union via AP). In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, small limbs block a portion of Sky Pines Road in Alta Sierra, in Grass Valley, Calif. There were many calls for downed lines, limbs, and even trees that fell into structures during... (Elias Funez/The Union via AP). In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, small limbs block a portion of Sky Pines Road in Alta Sierra, in Grass Valley, Calif. There were many calls for downed lines, limbs, and even trees that fell into structures during...
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A powerful winter storm bedeviling Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States is now taking aim at the Northeast. More>>

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sutter Union's Cory McIntyre, center, runs past Paradise's Josh Alvies, left, and Ashton Wagner, right, during the first quarter of a Northern Section Division III high school football playoff game in Yuba City, Calif., Sat... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sutter Union's Cory McIntyre, center, runs past Paradise's Josh Alvies, left, and Ashton Wagner, right, during the first quarter of a Northern Section Division III high school football playoff game in Yuba City, Calif., Sat...
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A Northern California community is rallying around its local high school football team after it lost a championship game one year after a deadly wildfire destroyed most of the town. More>>

Albania calls for international help to recover from quake

(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, the broken window of a damaged building in Thumane, western Albania following a deadly earthquake. The 6.4-magnitude quake that hit Albania's Adriatic coast before dawn on Tuesday ... (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo, the broken window of a damaged building in Thumane, western Albania following a deadly earthquake. The 6.4-magnitude quake that hit Albania's Adriatic coast before dawn on Tuesday ...
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Albania’s prime minister has called on the international community for financial and human resources aid to recover from the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 persons and left thousands of damaged homes. More>>

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. The nation's largest utility says its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly sh... (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. The nation's largest utility says its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly sh...
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The nation’s largest utility said its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. More>>

Albania’s search for quake victims ends; death toll up to 51

(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). People carry clothes and other supplies distributed by authorities in Thumane, western Albania, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday... (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). People carry clothes and other supplies distributed by authorities in Thumane, western Albania, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday...
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Albania’s search for quake victims ends with death toll up to 50. More>>

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

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A Northern California high school football team is preparing to play for a championship one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town. More>>

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