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four hours to escape: residents of historic alberta town scramble to flee wildfi


until last friday, no one in waterton seemed to believe their quaint little town could actually burn down. it has been around since the early 20th century






town near colorado ski resort welcomes visitors despite fire


denver (ap) — the historic mountain town near breckenridge ski resort welcomed visitors who help drive its economy despite a nearby wildfire friday that forced residents to be ready to flee in case it blows up. no houses have burned in the small blaze that is one of several in colorado and around the u.s. […]






thousands flee wildfires in california; canada blazes grow


wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, forcing thousands of residents to flee and destroying homes.






firefighters tell residents in napa county to flee, but some refuse


shifting winds prompted a new set of evacuations wednesday as the wildfires across northern california continued to rage. in napa county, authorities issued evacuation orders for the entire towns of calistoga and geyserville as flame approached. fire officials urged residents to flee, noting that...






thousands flee wildfires in california; canada blazes grow


wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee. here's a look at the wildfires blackening the west. california two major wildfires in california have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes. about...






wind-fueled wildfires threaten more wineries and historic town of sonoma


the california wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of sonoma on saturday, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and threatening to roll back firefighters' modest gains against the cluster of blazes that was as wide as 100 miles. propelled by stiff winds, the fires damaged...






thousands flee as california wildfires persist


the fast-moving fires swept through densely populated neighborhoods, causing some residents to flee from their homes in the middle of the night. officials said that 180 people are missing and they expect the death toll to rise.






thousands flee wildfires in california; canada blazes grow


oroville, calif. (ap) — wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee. here’s a look at the wildfires blackening the west. california two major wildfires in california have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes. most read storiescharges: fists, wine bottles […]






hundreds flee rising floodwaters in san jose as mandatory evacuation orders are


historic flooding worsened in san jose late tuesday as the banks of santa clara county’s longest creek continued to overflow, inundating apartment buildings and mobile homes and forcing hundreds of residents to flee. “this is a once-in-a-100-year flood event,” national weather service meteorologist...






alberta dad accused of sexually abusing daughters several times over six years


a 41-year-old man was arrested in a small town west of edmonton after an investigation by a coalition of alberta law enforcement agencies






b.c. wildfires burn down homes as thousands flee: ‘there was no stopping it’


a firefighter says he’s never seen anything like the fast-moving wildfire that tore through his new home, leaving him and his neighbours scant seconds to escape






firefighters battle wildfires in utah, arizona, california


utah firefighters braced wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town. another wildfire in arizona forced the evacuation of a town with about 1,400 residents.






housing woes spur bay area residents to ponder exodus from costly region, poll s


the bay area's brutal spikes in home prices have spurred more than half of the area's residents to dream of escape from the expensive region, and the urge to flee is strongest among younger adults, according to poll results, released monday night.






wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in utah ski town


a wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a utah ski town was also hurting businesses monday that rely on summer visitors.






crews battle wildfire that forced utah ski town to evacuate


salt lake city (ap) — crews are battling a wildfire that shut down a highway and forced hundreds of people to flee a ski town in southwestern utah. firefighters say the blaze near the town of brian head has destroyed one home and damaged another, with many more homes under threat from the fire that’s […]






dozens flee 'isil gunmen' in besieged philippine city


marawi city residents describe scenes of panic and tragedy as they attempt to escape battle between troops and fighters.






dozens flee 'isil gunmen' in besieged philippine city


marawi city residents describe scenes of panic and tragedy as they attempt to escape battle between troops and fighters.






crews battle wildfire that forced utah ski town to evacuate


salt lake city (ap) — utah firefighters were battling a wildfire monday that shut down a highway and forced hundreds of people to flee a ski town as crews in new mexico mop up another blaze amid scorching heat in the southwest u.s. the fire near the southwestern utah town of brian head has destroyed […]






huge southern california wildfire is 15% contained as anxious residents wait for


john deyoe spotted the residents in their open garage, gathering belongings they didn’t have time to pack the night before when the fast-moving canyon fire forced them to flee. as firefighters gained the upper hand on the blaze in the santa ana mountains on tuesday afternoon, the residents had...






firefighters battle huge southern california wildfire as anxious residents wait


a wildfire burning in the santa ana mountains near corona grew to 2,000 acres overnight as firefighters increased evacuations to 500 homes, the orange county fire authority said tuesday. the blaze burned the foothills in the dominguez ranch area and forced about 1,500 residents to flee, said capt....






image of asia: residents flee militant siege in philippines


in this photo by associated press photographer bullit marquez, a woman sits in a crowded mini-truck as residents flee a muslim militant siege in marawi city in the southern philippines.






petaluma is an eggscellent weekend escape from the bay area scramble


petaluma, calif., once known as the “egg basket of the world,” has since softened its image as a hard-boiled agricultural town. it retains some of its agricultural base, but these days it’s more farm to table than chicken coop central. on a recent visit to the bay area, my friends susan and rich...






no consensus: speakers at morton grove forum differ on town adopting sanctuary o


if the morton grove village board were looking for community consensus over whether to adopt a welcoming community ordinance, its packed town hall meeting monday did not provide much help. dozens of morton grove residents and non-residents spoke for well over two hours at the standing room-only...






crews battle wildfire near colorado college town


firefighters were able to contain about half of a small but potentially dangerous wildfire just west of downtown boulder, colorado, that forced hundreds to flee and sent up thick plumes of black smoke.






in pictures: civilians trapped under islamic state make a perilous escape from m


as iraqi security forces battle islamic state in the streets and alleys of west mosul, thousands of civilians trapped under the militants' rule are taking the opportunity to flee. yet their escape is a perilous one. they navigate for hours through an active battlefield, where bombs, snipers, mortar...






thousands flee wildfires burning in the u.s. and canada


wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a california campground. here's a look at the wildfires blackening the west. california two major wildfires...






wildfires, now up to 100 miles wide, threaten more wineries, town of sonoma


the california wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of sonoma on saturday, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and threatening to roll back firefighters' modest gains against fires that stretched across a 100-mile swath of northern california. propelled by stiff winds,...






healthcare scramble writes new chapter in trump’s ‘art of the deal’


in the middle of a confused three-day scramble by u.s. republicans to save their plan to dismantle obamacare, president donald trump telephoned a former small-town sandwich shop owner from the north carolina mountains on wednesday afternoon. representative mark meadows took the call during a meeting...






two police stand-offs in estes park in one day; first one dies, second starts ho


about five hours after estes park police finished a day-long standoff with a suicidal gunman, they were dealing with another armed man firing a weapon into the air at the western edge of this historic mountain town.






iraqi military urges mosul residents living in areas under islamic state control


iraqi officials coordinating the mosul offensive against islamic state extremists that began in october have reversed themselves after urging residents to shelter in place, and are telling them to flee. prime minister haider abadi had hoped mosul would be recaptured by the end of last year, but...






witnesses: many rohingya still trying to flee myanmar


the massive exodus of rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape.






thousands flee wildfires burning in the u.s. and canada


wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western u.s. and canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a california campground. here's a look at the wildfires blackening the west. southern california a pair...






breckenridge area dodges a bullet as wind shift keeps intense wildfire from spre


a shift in the winds wednesday afternoon prevented an intense, fast-growing wildfire from moving into the town of breckenridge, nevertheless prompting the evacuation of about 450 homes and leading officials to put residents and visitors in the resort town on notice to leave.






historic centerport house is landmark


the huntington town board has voted to give town historic landmark status to the velsor-van alst house on fort salonga road in centerport. 






mexican town's residents kill 3 men accused of car theft


prosecutors in the southern mexican state of chiapas say residents of a town have killed three men who allegedly had tried to steal a car.