Parents of ‘terrified’ Africans stranded in China want help

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side ...
9:21 28 February 2022

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantine...
18:18 17 February 2022

Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the stat...
20:27 15 February 2022

Pakistan rescues Canadian, Finnish climbers by helicopter

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's military launched a helicopter evacuation of a Canadian and a Finnish mountain climber who were stranded on a peak in...
11:29 9 February 2022

Rains cause flooding, evacuations in western Washington

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Heavy rains sent a creek over a major roadway and into an apartment building east of Seattle on Thursday.
0:19 7 February 2022

Some Americans to leave China, many stay after US advisory

BEIJING — Some Americans plan to leave China after the U.S. government advised about a spreading virus outbreak, but many others are staying.
11:15 31 January 2022

Japanese evacuation flight brings back workers from Wuhan

TOKYO — The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday, wearing masks but showing a sense of relief.
4:01 29 January 2022

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

TOKYO — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illness...
7:32 27 January 2022

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

BEIJING — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while th...
1:38 26 January 2022

World War II bomb defused in Germany after mass evacuation

BERLIN — Two World War II bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacu...
16:36 12 January 2022

Australians leave homes as heat, winds escalate fire danger

EDEN, Australia — Communities across Australia’s fire-ravaged southeast were bracing for a long day of mounting danger on Friday as thousands abandone...
4:35 10 January 2022

In New Jersey, a slow-motion evacuation from climate change

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — Housing is in high demand in the heavily populated northeastern United States. But in Woodbridge, New Jersey, the state has bought ...
6:05 23 December 2021

Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city

PORT NECHES, Texas — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because...
19:38 5 December 2021

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing h...
12:51 3 December 2021

Fire continues at Texas plant; 50K under evacuation order

PORT NECHES, Texas — More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemi...
17:52 28 November 2021

Evacuation orders ended as rain douses California wildfire

GOLETA, Calif. — A strong storm moved into Southern California on Wednesday, almost completely dousing a wildfire that had threatened thousands of hom...
19:57 27 November 2021

Survivors fear smaller payouts from PG&E with each fire

Lori Kennedy thought she was going to live a comfortable retirement in a modest home in wooded Magalia, California.
16:17 23 November 2021

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

CANBERRA, Australia — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia's drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundre...
6:45 13 November 2021

All evacuations lifted for Southern California wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and far...
18:34 3 November 2021

Crews make progress on large Southern California wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern Califor...
20:22 2 November 2021

Crews battle last stubborn Southern California wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Crews are battling the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California as stubborn flames threaten nearly 2,000 homes.
5:01 2 November 2021

The Latest: Utility re-energized power line before fire

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on California fires (all times local):
1:14 2 November 2021

In California blaze, Spanish-speaking immigrants find help

HEALDSBURG, Calif. — Two years ago, when fires ravaged Northern California, where tens of thousands Latinos in the U.S. illegally work at farms and vi...
18:54 1 November 2021

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a f...
14:37 31 October 2021

The Latest: Man accused of arson in California wildfire

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
1:21 31 October 2021

Fires spare Reagan library but menace homes near Los Angeles

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced th...
1:10 31 October 2021

Utility says power lines may have started 2 California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the uti...
2:55 29 October 2021

New evacuations, power outages near California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO — New evacuations were ordered Saturday for at least 50,000 people near a huge wildfire and millions of Californians will have their pow...
18:41 26 October 2021

Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go out

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds and hi...
2:53 25 October 2021