By GREG MYREAssociated Press
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous
By MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's military is recommending immediate trial for 500 suspected extremist militants and the president is promising an economic boost for the northeast region confronting an Islamic uprising - both issues that address concerns expressed
By FIDELIS MBAH and HEATHER MURDOCKThe Associated Press
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) - Before Nigeria imposed a state of emergency in the northeast last May, bar owner Stephen Daniel poured drinks for dozens of people every night of the week. Now, after months of strict curfews and military roadblocks, he is
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Another round of rainfall moved across New Mexico on Sunday, renewing the threat of heavy runoff from already saturated soils and flooding in low areas as residents faced a major cleanup effort from damage left in the wake of days of
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's interim president on Thursday extended a nationwide state of emergency for two more months, preserving greater powers for security forces amid a crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and increasing violence by Islamic
By BRIAN SKOLOFF and TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a massive week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park.
The iconic trees can resist fire,
By JOHN MILLERAssociated Press
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) - For rockers Huey Lewis and the News, smoke from the massive Sun Valley, Idaho, wildfire known as "the Beast" had band members who famously worried about the heart of rock and roll worrying about their lungs.
They canceled their show, as did
By GOSIA WOZNIACKIAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park - one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.
Fire officials said the
By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.
The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise upped the national wildfire preparedness level
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - A court ruling Monday raised the possibility of jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak walking free soon, a move that would fuel the unrest roiling the country after the autocratic leader's successor was removed in a military coup.