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Africa is the 'fire continent' but blazes differ from Amazon

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As the world has watched with fear and fascination the fires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, satellite images show a far greater number of blazes on the African continent. NASA has called Africa the "fire continent"...


New Mexico center gets more alcohol research funding

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Alcohol Research Center is getting a $7.5 million grant to continue its work to better understand fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded the...


Attacks by US extremists lead to push for anti-terror laws

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a...


Brazilian indigenous speak out as Amazon fires rage

ALTAMIRA, Brazil (AP) — As fires raged in parts of the Amazon, Mydje Kayapo sat in a small boat looking out over the Curua River in the Bau indigenous reserve. The smell of smoke filled the air, and Kayapo was worried. "The fire is coming closer...


Hurricane heads for Florida after brushing Caribbean islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian moved out over open waters early Thursday after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, though forecasters warned it was gaining strength and probably would grow into a dangerous...


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