Evacuations

One of two ambulances leave the cave in northern Thailand hours after operation began to rescue the trapped youth soccer players and their coach, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is heading the operation, said earlier Sunday that 13 foreign and five Thai divers were taking part in the rescue and two divers will accompany each boy as they're gradually extracted. He said the operation began at 10 a.m., and it will take at least 11 hours for the first person to be taken out of the cave. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 08, 2018 - 2:36 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. Eight of...
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter drops water on a brush fire that erupted on a mountainside above suburban Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Burbank police ordered evacuations in the Wildwood Canyon area and sent officers door to door in the area. It was one of many fires burning in California that forced firefighters to work in stifling heat. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 07, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds...
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Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 11:09 pm
HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed 40 buildings as it burned largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that...
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Thai rescuers prepare to enter the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 5:37 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai rescuers said they will not immediately attempt an underwater evacuation of 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who have been trapped in a cave for almost two weeks because they have not learned adequate diving skills in the short time since they were found. However,...
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A plane drops fire retardant on homes in the area of Basalt, Colo., Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Lake Christine Fire. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 04, 2018 - 10:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday...
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In this image taken from video, people climb on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A person scaled the statue’s base and forced its evacuation shortly after several other people were arrested for hanging a banner from the pedestal that called for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. (AP Photo)
July 04, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Several people who hung a banner from the Statue of Liberty's pedestal calling for abolishing the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency were arrested on July Fourth shortly before a person scaled the statue's base, forcing its evacuation. About 100 feet (30...
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Smoke rises from the Spring Fire as it burns Tuesday, July 3, 2018, near Fort Garland, Colo. The growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders Tuesday and derailed holiday plans. (Keith R. Cerny/Valley Courier via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 7:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders Tuesday and derailed holiday plans. Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about...
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Mount Agung spews ash and smoke in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
July 02, 2018 - 9:10 pm
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes. The Indonesian geological agency's Agung monitoring post said explosions from the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, a firefighter monitors a house burning in Santa Rosa, Calif. California lawmakers may change the standard for determining whether utilities are liable for wildfire damage following the worst wildfire season in state history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 02, 2018 - 8:56 pm
GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has exploded in size and forced evacuations in hot, dry weather that is sweeping through several western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. The fast-moving fire that started over the weekend northwest of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, 15-year-old Alanis Rodriguez, left, of Canovanos, Puerto Rico, and 14-year-old Bethel Sanchez, right, of Isabela, Puerto Rico, spend time together in a hotel lobby in Dedham, Mass. where they have lived temporarily after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. A hearing is planned Monday, July 2, 2018, in Springfield, Mass., on a federal judge's restraining order temporarily blocking the evictions of nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees from hotels across the U.S. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 02, 2018 - 7:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuee families living in hotels across the U.S. on Monday were awaiting a federal judge's decision on their next home. A hearing was held on another federal judge's restraining order temporarily blocking their evictions. U.S. District Judge...
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