Fires

A tribute is displayed Monday, April 20, 2020, at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police headquarters in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, following a weekend shooting rampage by a gunman, disguised as a police officer, that killed multiple people including an RCMP constable. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 5:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A gunman acted alone in waging a weekend rampage that killed at least 22 people across northern and central Nova Scotia, Canadian police said Wednesday as they faced mounting criticism over not issuing a public emergency alert for the province. Chief Supt. Chris Leather of the Royal...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Bill Johnson speaks during an oversight hearing of the Energy, Utilities and Communications committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Johnson will step down from the job just 14 months after the nation's largest utility hired him to rescue it from a crippling financial mess caused by a long history of negligence and chance a corporate culture that had emphasized profits over safety. The announcement Wednesday, April 22, 2020, that the 66-year-old Johnson will retire June 30 comes as PG&E tries to push through its plan to end a stint in bankruptcy that was triggered by a series of deadly wildfires ignited by its decaying electrical grid. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 22, 2020 - 4:23 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson will step down from his job just 14 months after the nation's largest utility hired him to rescue it from a financial mess caused by a history of negligence and to change a corporate culture that emphasized profits over safety. Johnson's June...
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A helicopter drops water in a wildfire at a national park at the Dutch-German border near Herkenbosch, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Due to the long dryness the danger of forest fires increases all over Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 22, 2020 - 10:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A village of 4,000 people in the southern Netherlands was evacuated Wednesday as smoke from a wildfire in a nearby national park drifted over homes, authorities said. Residents of Herkenbosch, a village close to the German border and 200 kilometers (124 miles)...
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A memorial pays tribute to Heather O’Brien, a victim of this past weekend shootings along the highway in Debert, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. RCMP say several people are dead after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser, went a murder rampage in Portapique, and other Nova Scotia communities. The alleged killer was shot and killed by police. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 5:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Tuesday they believe there are at least 22 victims after a gunman wearing a police uniform shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across rural communities in Nova Scotia over the weekend. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they have recovered...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric truck is parked in San Francisco. California regulators are being advised to approve PG&E's plan for getting out of bankruptcy with new controls designed to prevent a recurrence of the utility's past bad behavior that has resulted in deadly wildfires, infuriating blackouts and high electricity rates. If approved, a proposed decision issued Monday, April 20, 2020, by Administrative Law Judge Peter Allen will enable PG&E to clear another key hurdle in its frantic race to end one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history by June 30. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 20, 2020 - 8:33 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are being advised to approve Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from bankruptcy with new controls designed to prevent a recurrence of the utility's past bad behavior that has resulted in deadly wildfires, infuriating blackouts and high...
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The Baxterville, Miss. of home Brian and Penny Templesis seen Monday, April 20, 2020 after it was heavily damaged after being struck by a tornado on Sunday evening. Severe storms are raking parts of the Deep South, a week after Easter storms pounded the Deep South, killing dozens. (Cam Bonelli/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 3:45 pm
HEADLAND, Ala. (AP) — Suspected tornadoes killed at least two people as severe weather blasted a wide area across the Deep South, shattering homes and leaving thousands without power, officials said Monday. Jerry Oliver Williams, 61, of Henry County died when the storm struck a rural area about 11:...
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers surround a suspect at a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Sunday April 19, 2020. Canadian police say multiple people are dead plus the suspect after a shooting rampage across the province of Nova Scotia. It was the deadliest shooting in Canada in 30 years. (Tim Krochak/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 19, 2020 - 10:14 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A gunman disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that killed 16 people, the deadliest such attack in the country’s history. Officials said Sunday the suspected shooter was also dead. A police...
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A forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka, in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, Sunday April 5, 2020. Ukrainian firefighters are laboring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant. (AP Photo/Yaroslav Yemelianenko)
April 17, 2020 - 7:44 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the contaminated evacuation zone around the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant has engulfed Kyiv, placing the Ukrainian capital near the top of the global air pollution index. The authorities said Friday that radiation levels in Kyiv have remained...
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FILE - This Oct. 13, 2017 file photo shows a row of chimneys standing in a neighborhood devastated by the Tubbs fire near Santa Rosa, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric will face another legal challenge to a $13.5 billion settlement with more than 80,000 Northern California victims worried they're being shortchanged in a deal that's supposed to repay them for losses caused by the utility's negligence. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 16, 2020 - 7:48 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A Pacific Gas & Electric lawyer told a federal judge that the beleaguered company's plan for getting out of bankruptcy is winning support from the victims of Northern California wildfires ignited by the utility's crumbling equipment, despite concerns they will be...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The cathedral stands crippled, locked in a dangerous web of twisted metal scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 15, 2020 - 2:38 am
PARIS (AP) — The Cathedral of Notre Dame stands crippled and alone, locked in a dangerous web of twisted scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world. Some of the 40,000 prickly metal bars — erected for an earlier renovation...
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