38 At least 36 dead as fire rages through Russian psychiatric hospital Thirty-eight people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows. Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes as they were likely sedated by prescribed medicine, a police source told the RIA Novosti news agency. More
Firefighters battle blaze in downtown Las Vegas Las Vegas firefighters were called to an active fire inside an apartment building in downtown Las Vegas early Friday morning. Fire crews responded to the Parson's Place Apartments, located at 624 Stewart Ave., at about 6 a.m. with flames reported on the ... 02/10/2017 - 1:42 am | View Link
Firefighters battle blaze near Alta and Rancho Firefighters with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue battled a blaze near Alta Drive and Rancho Drive on Sunday evening. The fire was confined to one room. No one was at home at the time of the incident, according to LVFR. There was no word yet on the cause of the ... 02/6/2017 - 2:13 am | View Link
Roof collapses as Las Vegas firefighters battle house fire One person and two dogs escaped a house fire today near Sahara Avenue and Rancho Drive before the roof collapsed, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Firefighters battling the blaze retreated from the home before the roof came down, and nobody was ... 02/2/2017 - 8:21 am | View Link
Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Las Vegas Casino An electrical transformer exploded early Sunday on the Las Vegas Strip, knocking out power to parts of some hotels and touching off a smoky blaze that snarled traffic, authorities said. A transformer on a street behind the Monte Carlo resort blew up about ... 11/25/2016 - 9:51 pm | View Link
Las Vegas Firefighters Battle Blaze at Former Las Vegas Zoo A fire destroyed a vacant building at the former Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 30. Fire department officials believed squatters were living in the building, local reports said. The building was a total loss and ... 05/2/2016 - 6:39 am | View Link
Sections of I-15 closed as more than 82,000 people flee ... Sections of I-15 closed as more than 82,000 people flee Southern California wildfire Firefighters battle the Bluecut Fire along Swarthout Canyon Road in the Cajon ... 02/15/2017 - 5:48 am | View Website
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Neighbors say east Las Vegas fire victims were left bound ... Neighbors say east Las Vegas fire victims were left bound, bloody in burning home NDN-VIDEO-40151832424.mov Fire units and Metro were called to a home near the ... 02/13/2017 - 8:42 am | View Website
Collapse of Tehran High-Rise On Fire Kills 30 Firefighters ... A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. 01/19/2017 - 5:15 am | View Website
Firefighters Battle Blaze At Chili's Restaurant, Roads Closed Mother Who Lost Baby To Kidnapper In 1986 DiesThe woman who lost her baby to a kidnapper nearly 31 years ago has died after a battle with cancer. 12/27/2016 - 5:24 pm | View Website
NEW DELHI — Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest level since 1990, with India continuing to top the charts as the world’s largest defense importer, a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has found.
Between 2012 and 2016, India accounted for 13 percent of global arms imports, followed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, China and Algeria, said SIPRI, which tracks global arms purchases.
NAIROBI, Kenya — A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced Monday, with 100,000 people facing starvation.
Joyce Luma, head of the World Food Program in South Sudan, called the famine “man-made,” blaming it on political turmoil in a country engulfed in civil war since late 2013.
Luma and representatives of two other U.
8212; The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump’s associates.
Russia President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, shrugged off the plan that the lawmaker in Ukraine reportedly tried to peddle to the Trump administration, dismissing it as “absurd.”
The draft plan, first reported by The New York Times, calls for all Russian forces to withdraw from eastern Ukraine.
BRUSSELS — U. S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism from leaders shaken by President Donald Trump’s more critical comments.
European Union Council President Donald Tusk said he had “open and frank talks” with Pence and that the bloc would watch closely to ensure the U.
VANCOUVER – Riverview Bancorp, the parent of Riverview Community Bank, has completed its purchase of a Gresham, Ore.-based bank.
Riverview announced in September that it would acquire Merchants Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, MBank. With the deal complete, Riverview assumes $116 million in net loans and liabilities and $132 million in customer deposits.
The deal had to be approved by financial regulators and shareholders, according to Scott Miller, marketing director for Riverview.
“Between due diligence, shareholder approval, regulatory approval, then the actual closing of the deal followed by system conversions, it can be several months before everything is complete,” Pat Sheaffer, chairman and CEO of Riverview, explained in an email.
The acquisition expands Riverview’s footprint in Oregon, though two of the three existing MBank branches will be consolidated.
VANCOUVER – A three-story, mixed-use building has been proposed in the Arnada neighborhood, according to preapplication documents filed with the city of Vancouver.
The new building, planned for 701 E. McLoughlin Blvd., will include working spaces and 19 apartments, the filings said. Onsite parking will be included.
The filings show the property was sold Sept.