Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands.


Convicted child molester Sandusky gets appeals hearing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find additional victims.

  • Written by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

4 people rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four more survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that left 36 dead and dozens missing.

  • Written by TOM ODULA, Associated Press

Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

  • Written by MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press

Activists: At least 28 dead in strike on Syria refugee camp

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press