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South Africa’s excess deaths surge as virus like ‘wildfire’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Global hot spot South Africa is seeing a “huge discrepancy” between confirmed COVID-19 deaths and an unusually high number of excess...

South Africa sees ‘huge discrepancy’ in virus, total deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The South African Medical Research Council is reporting a “huge discrepancy” between the country’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths and the number of...

South Africa sees ‘huge discrepancy’ in virus, total deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The South African Medical Research Council is reporting a “huge discrepancy” between the country’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths and the number of...

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires.Portugal’s weather...

More fireworks in Americans’ hands for July 4 raises risks

ATLANTA (AP) - For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier.Saturday will be unlike...

Trump at Rushmore: Jets and fireworks, but masks optional

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks show there in years,...

Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town

MOSCOW (AP) - A Siberian town with the world's widest temperature range has recorded a new high amid a heat wave that is contributing...

Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday took the final step toward approving a $58 billion plan by the nation’s largest...

Wildfire near Tucson, Arizona, threatens hundreds of homes

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of foothills homes on the outskirts of Tucson remained under an evacuation notice Friday as firefighters worked to keep...

The Latest: Grass fires break out behind Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on NASCAR's return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):6:45 p.m.Two small grass fires broke out at Darlington Raceway...