Texas wildfires continue to rage; firefighters keep going

Tolar, Texas – Officials said one firefighter was injured and two others were treated while fighting a wildfire in northern Texas that burned nearly half a square mile on Wednesday. According to Texas A, the fire had gone completely out of control by Wednesday afternoon near Tolar, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Fort … Read more

Earthquake tremors in Afghanistan, death toll rises to 1,150

GAYAN, Afghanistan — An aftershock killed more people on Friday and threatened to heap even more suffering from a powerful earthquake in a region in eastern Afghanistan, state media said this week, killing 1,150. Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake rattled a remote, mountainous region already grappling with dire poverty, after several countries withdrew vital financing and … Read more