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A fire chief says sunlight magnified by glass bottles in an open garbage can ignited paper trash, starting a 500-acre North Texas wildfire that destroyed five homes. The July 18 fire on Possum … more
July 22-28, 2022 The war in Ukraine produced more facets, including the efforts of a civilian medic known for wearing high heels in combat zones, while Russia’s top diplomat embarked on a tour … more
Scientists say the heat wave in England and Wales was definitely turbocharged by human-caused climate change. Thursday's study finds that global warming made the July 18 and 19 heat wave at least 10 … more
Los Angeles County has dropped a plan to impose a universal indoor mask mandate this week as COVID-19 infections and rates of hospitalizations have stabilized. Health director Barbara Ferrer … more
Apple’s profit slipped during the past quarter, but the world’s largest technology company fared better than many of its peers. Despite manufacturing headaches and inflation pressures that have … more
Border officials got the go-ahead Thursday to fill four remaining gaps in the U.S.-Mexico wall near the southern Arizona community of Yuma for safety reasons. The Department of Homeland Security said … more
For most of the six decades that monkeypox has been known to affect people, it was not known as a disease that spreads through sex. Now that has changed. The current outbreak is by far the biggest … more
Charges have been dropped against a Black north Louisiana man whose severe beating before he was arrested in 2019 led to criminal charges and lawsuits against a state trooper. A traffic violation and … more
Two sisters-in-law have been released from the hospital after suffering critical injuries during a brutal attack near Glacier National Park in which two members of their family were shot and killed. … more
One of the nation’s biggest lottery prizes has grown a little bigger as the Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $1.1 billion. The increase on Thursday ahead of the next drawing on … more
Police say a second person has been found dead after record rains swamped the St. Louis region earlier this week. The Hazelwood Police Department says in a Facebook post that officers were called … more
Facebook is letting violent hate speech slip through its controls in Kenya, according to a new report from the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. This is the third such test that Facebook … more
In his extensive papal travels, Pope Francis has never journeyed further north than Iqaluit, the capital city of the Inuit-governed territory of Nunavut in northern Canada. On Friday, it will be the … more
Turning around South Carolina's chronically dangerous juvenile prisons is now the job of a prosecutor who sent some of those children to jail. Juvenile Justice Director Eden Hendrick tells The … more
Alabama is set to execute a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend decades ago, despite a request from the victim's two daughters to spare the man's life. Joe Nathan James Jr. is scheduled to … more
Many of the world's biggest banks are falling far short of aligning their practices with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting the Earth's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a … more
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state will proceed with plans to execute a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend decades ago, despite a request from the victim’s family to spare the inmate's … more
Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta posted its first revenue decline in history Thursday, dragged by a drop in ad spending as the economy falters — and as competition from rival TikTok … more
“Leave It to Beaver” actor Tony Dow has died. Agent Frank Bilotta says Dow died Wednesday at age 77.  As Wally Cleaver on the beloved sitcom that ran on CBS and ABC from 1957 to 1963, Dow helped … more
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