Fires

April 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story April 21 about a statue honoring Arizona wildland firefighters who died in a 2013 fire, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in one instance, the last name of the sculptor. He is Matt Glenn, not Glass. A corrected version of the story is below: Statue unveiled...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, sandbars fill the Rio Grande north of Albuquerque, N.M. Forecasters said Monday, April 23, 2018, that drought conditions across southwestern states are contributing to a wildfire threat. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered "extreme"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Natalie Portman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Annihilation" at the Regency Village Theatre. The foundation behind the prestigious Genesis Prize says this year's winner, Natalie Portman, has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel, quoting a representative for the U.S. actress as saying recent events in Israel were "extremely distressing to her," according to a statement on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 7:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story April 19 about a boy from a polygamous family who died, The Associated Press reported erroneously the family's religious affiliation. The family is fundamentalist Mormon, but do not belong to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla. (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 4:10 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their home Wednesday, as firefighters battling the deadly fires there and in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico found some relief at the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C. The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
April 18, 2018 - 3:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump said...
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April 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday, as a forestry official warned firefighters battling a terrifying deadly blaze in Oklahoma that it would be a "historically critical day." Gusty winds...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:46 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions not seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds, the National Weather Service said Monday. Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said...
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Los Angeles firefighrers knock down hot spots on the roof of a music studio in Los Angeles Saturday, April 14, 2018. Officials says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through the studio. Fire spokeswoman Amy Bastman says crews found heavy smoke when they responded shortly before 7 a.m. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 16, 2018 - 9:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators believe a Los Angeles man had argued with two men hours before he spread gasoline inside a music studio and set it ablaze, killing them and leaving two other people critically injured, police said Monday. Efrem Demery, 28, was arrested on suspicion of murder after...
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Ryan Preece celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 14, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series. But Preece's investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR...
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