No Emergency Training for Crew on Boat Where Fire Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — Crew members of a Southern California dive boat told investigators they were not trained on emergency procedures before a fire broke out last year and killed 34 people, according to federal documents released Wednesday. Investigators say the c...

Massive Smoke Clouds, Thick Air Darken Western US Skies

SAN FRANCISCO — People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the sky to an eerie orange glow that kept street lights illuminated into midday, all thanks to dozens of wildfires throughout the West. ...
Photo of a fire near Clear Range, south of the Australian capital, Canberra

Wildfire Creates State of Emergency in Australian Capital

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south. “The state of emergency sets a clear expectation for our community that we need you to be ...

California Fire Kills 2 Girls and Dad Who Attempted Rescue

HEMET — A fire tore through a Southern California apartment early Friday, killing two girls and their father, who got out of the apartment but went back inside to try to rescue his children, police said. A boy rescued from the inferno was badly injured. “On...