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Kyoto Animation fire: Suspect 'spotted in area' days before

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Searing heat grips much of the U.S. — with the worst...

The sweltering temperatures of recent days were just a warmup. The heat wave scorching two-thirds of the nation will hit its peak over the...

Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that...

Video catches man scaling quickly down 19-story Philadelphia high-rise during fire

A man was caught on video scaling down the side of a Philadelphia high-rise during a fire Thursday night.The harrowing video shows the man...

Suspected arsonist believed his novel was stolen by Japanese studio: media

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades,...

Kyoto Animation fire: Police name suspect after studio blaze

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Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years: media

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarized and appeared to...

Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years –...

By Tim KellyKYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and...

No more 'manholes': Berkeley removes gendered language from city code

Berkeley, California, a city with a long history of progressivism, is moving forward with a plan to remove all gendered language from its city...

The Latest: 23 die or presumed dead in arson at Japan...

The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A Japanese fire official says 13 people have been confirmed dead...

Suspected arson in Japan animation studio kills 1, 35 hurt

A man burst into a famous animation production studio in Kyoto and started a fire early Thursday, leaving at least one dead and 35...

Huge fire sweeps through Peru neighbourhood

A massive fire has swept through a neighbourhood in the Amazonian jungle city of Iquitos in Peru.The flames could be seen rising from both...

Gas line blast levels house in California, kills one and injures...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A utility worker was killed and 15 other people were injured on Monday when a ruptured gas line triggered an...

Croatia festival fire: Zrce Beach evacuated as blaze rips through Fresh...

Thousands of people evacuated the hip hop festival after a fire sparked in the nearby forest, according to reports. The Papaya nightclub has also...

At least 1 dead, 15 injured in gas explosion at California...

At least one person has died and 15 people were injured Monday after a contractor working at a California home accidentally damaged a natural...

Emmanuel Macron calls for 'Europe of defence' at show of force...

A French soldier stands in front of the Arc de Triomphe - AFPEmmanuel Macron presided over a show of European force at France’s annual...

Blackout disrupts Manhattan, darkens Broadway theaters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wide swath of New York’s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power...

U.S. House approves funding for 9/11 responders, sends to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on...

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfires

HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii’s governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the...

As crews battle Maui brush fire, second blaze breaks out

Firefighters on Maui had largely gotten a large brush fire under control Friday when a new fire to the north broke out, officials said.The...

Evacuations ordered as large brush fire burns on Maui

More than 600 people on Maui were in shelters and thousands were ordered to evacuate because of a large brush fire in the central...

Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuations

(Reuters) - Thousands of residents and visitors on Hawaii’s Maui Island were ordered to evacuate two communities on Thursday as a spreading wildfire sent...