Fires

People seek information about family members who are prisoners after a riot inside the Regional Recovery Center in Altamira, Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2019. At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. (Wilson Soares/Panamazonica via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 9:53 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities said a fight erupted around...
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This photo provided by Sumter County Jail in South Carolina shows Stephen Stinnette. Authorities say Stinnette, an inmate charged with murder is back in a jail after escaping during a riot. Sumter County deputies said Stinnette escaped the Sumter County jail around 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, in the chaos after inmates including Stinnette started fighting as they were being taken out of a unit filling with smoke when one prisoner set a mattress on fire. Authorities said Stinnette was recaptured after several hours. (Sumter County Jail via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 12:27 pm
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a jail escape in South Carolina (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Authorities say an inmate charged with murder spent a month planning an escape from a jail in South Carolina that would take advantage of a fellow prisoner setting fire to a mattress and an attack on...
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Tourists hold umbrellas to shelter from the sun as they walk past the Colosseum, in Rome, Friday, July 26, 2019. Europe's heatwave continues to wreak havoc across the continent, with a woman dying in Belgium and wide-spread travel disruptions in France and Britain. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 26, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Tourists in Rome, where afternoon temperatures hit 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), have been enjoying free bottles of water handed out near the Colosseum. Volunteers on Friday distributed the bottles to...
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This photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) shows wildfires burning in Idaho, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The largest wildfire at the nation's primary nuclear research facility in recent history had been burning close to buildings containing nuclear fuel and other radioactive material, but a change in wind direction Wednesday was pushing the flames into open range at the sprawling site in Idaho, officials said. The lightning-caused fire at the Idaho National Laboratory is one of several across the U.S. West. (Bureau of Land Management via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 9:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The largest wildfire at the nation's primary nuclear research facility in recent history had been burning close to buildings containing nuclear fuel and other radioactive material but a change in wind direction Wednesday was pushing the flames into open range at the sprawling...
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FILE - This Nov. 15, 2018, aerial file photo shows the remains of residences leveled by the Camp wildfire in Paradise, Calif. A group of insurance companies are offering a plan to take over Pacific Gas & Electric, the latest to offer competing proposals to pay the utility's wildfire liabilities and pull it out of bankruptcy. In court filings Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the insurers said PG&E Corp. owes them more than $20 billion in claims paid to victims of recent California wildfires caused by PG&E equipment and offered a "viable path" to emerge from bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 24, 2019 - 7:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to give California officials two weeks to sort out competing proposals to seize control of Pacific Gas & Electric and pull the utility out of a bankruptcy tied to billions in wildfire claims. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali's decision...
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July 23, 2019 - 11:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Insurance companies that say Pacific Gas & Electric owes them more than $20 billion from wildfire claims wants to take over the California utility and pull it out of bankruptcy. The group of insurers filed court documents Tuesday seeking to end PG&E's exclusive right to...
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People place candles and flowers into the sea in Mati near Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2919, in the memory of the victims of a fire at a beach. A year ago Tuesday, a wildfire gutted the nearby resort of Mati and other seaside areas, destroying more than a thousand homes and killed over 100 people. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 23, 2019 - 7:23 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — Residents of a small coastal resort gutted by a deadly wildfire one year ago held a candlelight memorial on the beach late Tuesday in memory of the 102 people killed by the blaze near Athens. Survivors and well-wishers released floating candles into the sea hours after religious...
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In this undated photo provided by the Deese family of Chynna Deese, 23-year-old Australian Lucas Fowler, left, and 24-year-old American girlfriend Chynna Deese poses for a selfie. The couple were found murdered along the Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs, Canada, on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Deese Family via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 2:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police say that two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an Australian and his American girlfriend as well as another man found dead in northern British Columbia. The Royal Mounted Police had said Monday they were searching for 19-year-old Kam McLeod...
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A burnt car is seen following a fire near Roda, in central Portugal on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Emergency services in Portugal have brought under control a huge wildfire which raged for four days and injured 39 people. Civil Protection Agency commander Luis Belo Costa says around 1,000 firefighters are watching out for smoldering hotspots amid temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)
July 23, 2019 - 11:41 am
MACAO, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters in Portugal on Tuesday brought a huge wildfire under control after the blaze raged for four days, injuring 39 people and leaving a trail of destruction. Around 1,000 firefighters were keeping watch over smoldering hotspots in the fire-prone area, amid gusting...
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July 22, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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