Evacuations

Women and children exit the back of a truck as they arrive to a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) screening area after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 01, 2019 - 1:06 pm
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Friday resumed military operations to liberate the last piece of territory held by the Islamic state group in Syria after evacuating thousands of civilians and hostages who have been besieged inside, a spokesman said. Mustafa Bali said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016, file, photo, people gather to take basic food stuffs and other aid from community leaders charged with distributing equitably the supplies to the 64,000-person refugee camp called Rukban on the Jordan-Syria border. The Russian military says the Syrian government is sending convoys to evacuate a refugee camp in southern Syria where tens of thousands suffer from lack of food and medical supplies. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said the Syrian convoys are heading on Friday, March 1, 2019 to the Rukban camp and urged the U.S. military in the area to secure its safe passage. (AP Photo, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:54 am
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces in Syria says the group is resuming military operations against Islamic State militants holed up in their last pocket of territory in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali,...
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Lisa Laroe of Creswell, carries a propane bottle to her vehicle as other people lineup at the 76 gas station Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Creswell, Ore. The station has had a steady stream of people all day filling gas tanks and propane bottles as another snow storm moves through the Willamette Valley. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 7:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in Northern California's wine country were ordered to evacuate Tuesday evening shortly before a river reached flood stage as a winter storm dumped torrential rain and heavy snow that shut down major mountain highways. Authorities said evacuations were...
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February 23, 2019 - 3:49 am
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. Those injured in an intense military campaign had no access to medical care, and those who were sick had no medicine. Yet, if it were not for the call from their leaders to leave, they...
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Cars and a large tree are seen in a debris trail in the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The National Weather Service says the atmospheric river sagged southward from Northern California overnight and is pointed at the southwestern corner of the state early Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Short)
February 14, 2019 - 7:43 pm
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the...
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This image from a Caltrans traffic camera shows snow on Interstate 5 in Weed, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Rain, snow and wind swept into California on Wednesday, flooding roadways, toppling trees and disrupting travel while bringing renewed threat of mud and debris flows from the state's huge wildfire burn scars. (Caltrans via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of...
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February 07, 2019 - 4:05 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air says one of its planes bound for Nice, southern France was forced to return to Stockholm soon after taking off for security reasons after the airline received a bomb threat. Swedish police said 169 passengers were evacuated. They said that no explosives were...
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San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 6:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air for hours Wednesday and burned five buildings, sending panicked residents and workers fleeing into the streets. It took utility crews more than two hours to put out the fire after private construction...
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San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utility crews had to hand dig underground to shut off gas flowing to a fire that raged in a San Francisco neighborhood. A spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, Melissa Subbotin, says that's...
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In this image taken from video released by the Paris Fire Dept., firemen scale the top floors of an apartment building on fire, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Paris, France. A fire in a Paris apartment building has killed a number of people and sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out windows to escape. (Paris Fire Dept. via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 6:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a Paris apartment building fire (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A police document shows the suspect in a Paris apartment building fire that killed 10 people was detained after she allegedly tried to torch a car nearby. The police document obtained by The Associated Press on...
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