• Former head of Indian arts group accused of embezzlement

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former head of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts has been accused of embezzling thousands of dollars raised by Native American artists to benefit victims of a 2011 tsunami in Japan.

  • A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing thousands of residents to flee. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Alberta fire forces 3 more communities to evacuate

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hoped to move thousands more via a highway convoy Friday if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta that has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres).

  • A wildfire rages through Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.  (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Blues’ Upshall, Hitchcock keep nervous eye on Canadian fire

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall has numerous family members who live in Fort McMurray, Alberta, including a brother and his fiancee, plus aunts, uncles and nieces.

  • A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing thousands of residents to flee. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Wildfires cause chaos in Canada oil sands town

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.