• Firefighters walk through heavy smoke Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Firefighters across the West saw little relief over the weekend as wildfires raged in the drought-stricken region, but for those in Washington, other states will soon provide additional resources. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    ‘I’m alive’ _ people survey damage from Washington fire

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — As Washington state’s wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.

  • The roof of a car wash topples at a gas station after Typhoon Goni hit Amakusa, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 19 in Philippines

    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan.

  • New Mexico officials issue health alert

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental officials are issuing a health alert due to smoke from wildfire and high winds.

  • Matt Demiter, of the Everett Fire Department, runs his hand through gravel and ash to check the ground temperature while working with crews to stomp out long burning embers remaining after a wildfire near Okanogan, Wash., on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (Ian Terry /The Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Smoke expected to lift Sunday over Washington fires

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):

  • Typhoon leaves 15 dead, several missing in north Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Goni blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including a dozen miners whose work camps were buried by a huge mudslide in a mountain village, officials said.

  • Weakening Tropical Storm Danny heads to Puerto Rico, USVI

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Danny swirled toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where a prolonged drought has led to hopes that it would bring rain.

  • A firefighter keeps an eye on a controlled fire along a driveway being used as a fire break between houses and the main fire Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Okanogan, Wash. Out-of-control blazes in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have "no idea" how many homes may have been lost. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    The Latest: Count of homes lost is weeks away

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015

    US airman says train attacker ‘ready to fight to the end’ and ‘so were we’

  • A firefighter looks over a controlled fire being used to burn out an area between a house and the main fire Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Okanogan, Wash. Out-of-control blazes in north-central Washington have destroyed buildings, but the situation is so chaotic that authorities have "no idea" how many homes may have been lost. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Raging Washington wildfires grow by 100 square miles

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead.

  • Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Danny weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken region.