• Arborist testifies in wildfire case about utility standards

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — An electric cooperative wasn’t following industry standards for ensuring the area along one of its power lines was clear of potentially hazardous vegetation when an aspen tree fell and sparked one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s recorded history, a certified arborist and consultant told jurors Tuesday.

    Updated: 6:25 pm

  • A look at some underground fires in recent US history

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Underground fires like the one smoldering at a St. Louis-area landfill are not unprecedented. Here are some other notable fires in recent U.S. history:

  • In this May 22, 2013, file photo crews works to contain odors from a slow-burning underground fire smoldering near a cache of nuclear waste at the Bridgeton Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo. Authorities have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could release radioactive fallout in a plume of smoke over a densely populated area of suburban St. Louis.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roland Klose, File) MANDADORY CREDIT; EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.

    Updated: 4:16 pm

  • In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, a Malaysian police officer wears a mask as he stands in front of the Petronas Twin Towers shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Scientists predict the haze this year is on track to surpass 1997 levels when pollution soared to record highs in an environmental disaster that cost an estimated $9 billion. A bad bout of haze resembles wintry fog, but laced with tiny particles of ash that are particularly harmful to the elderly, children and those with chronic heart and lung conditions. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

    Neighbors turn up the heat on Indonesia over forest fires

    SINGAPORE (AP) — For weeks now, the quality of life in parts of Southeast Asia has been left to sheer chance — the direction of the wind. Every day, it alone determines which city will be shrouded by peaty white smoke blowing from burning forests in Indonesia.

  • Fire breaks out at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — A small fire has broken out at the Luzhniki Stadium, the venue for the 2018 World Cup final.

  • Opening statements scheduled in wildfire liability lawsuit

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Pointing to a photograph of towering ponderosa pine and fir trees being overcome by smoke and flames, an attorney for more than 300 plaintiffs told jurors Thursday during opening statements that the negligence of two electric utilities was to blame for one of the largest fires in New Mexico’s recorded history.

  • Pair of Memphis Tigers escape early-morning apartment fire

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Josh Pastner says a pair of his Tigers escaped without injuries from a fire that destroyed their apartment.