GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) — The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of ... Full Story
Extraordinary Smokies wildfire moved fast on path to city
GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) — The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last month because of the drought.
The Latest: Officials defend response to deadly wildfire
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in eastern Tennessee (all times local):
Residents line up to see wildfire-ravaged city; 13 dead
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.
Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.
Ohio State attacker buried amid shock from family over death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who hurt nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before a police officer quickly shot and killed him has been buried as his relatives remain stunned about his death.
Crispy Christmas trees: Staged fire shows potential risks
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — It only takes a minute for a crispy Christmas tree to touch off a raging inferno.
San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino a year ago, county employees remembered their fallen colleagues with a moment of silence late Friday morning.
Shoe bomber says he can't pay $250,000 fine
BOSTON (AP) — The British man sentenced to life in prison for trying to detonate explosives in his shoe on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 says he can't afford the $250,000 fine that was part of his sentence.
Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's supporters moved Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, involving the courts less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their electionresults.
Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliation to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers.
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