By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
CORONA, Calif. (AP) - The room rings out with the cruel nicknames that have haunted the teenagers for years: Crusty crab. Burnt toast. Snake skin. Freddy Krueger's daughter. Mutant. Scarface.
For the first time, it's the burn victims themselves who are
SPOKANE, Wash. – Two more local Red Cross volunteers left for Billings, Montana Wednesday afternoon to aid in the disaster relief efforts as a result of numerous wild fires.
The volunteers are driving over in an Emergency Response Communication Vehicle. It is one of only thirteen
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A grounded Nigerian airline says it has started compensating families of those who died when one of its planes crashed a month ago, with each family expected to get $100,000.
The Dana Air plane crashed June 3 in Lagos, Nigeria's
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers for a former BP engineer are pressing federal prosecutors to explain how their client impeded a grand jury probe by deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
PRAGUE (AP) - Czech state-run power utility CEZ says it has received bids from three international companies to build two more nuclear reactors at the Temelin nuclear power station in the country's south.
CEZ says the bidders for the multibillion-dollar
TOKYO (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators in Japan are protesting the restarting of a nuclear power plant - the first to go back online since all reactors were shut down for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Ohi nuclear plant's reactor No. 3
By CHARLES WILSON and STEVEN K. PAULSONAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Drought and wildfire fears are snuffing out some Fourth of July festivities this year.
From Utah to Indiana, state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays out of fear
By The Associated PressAssociated Press
Making slow but steady progress against a Colorado wildfire that has killed at least two people, authorities hoped for continued favorable weather and asked for patience from thousands of evacuees who fled encroaching flames that destroyed
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the coordinated response to Colorado's wildfires and said trying times bring Americans together.
Obama was in the state Friday for a firsthand look at the damage after he
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Some 25,000 sailors and other military personnel from 22 nations are converging on Hawaii starting Friday to practice hunting for submarines and catching pirates in the world's largest naval exercises