An air tanker drops fire retardant on the hillside overlooking Pine, Idaho while battling the more than 80,000 acres Elk Complex FIre on Sunday Aug.11, 2013. (AP Photo/Times-News,Ashley Smith)

Crews successfully conduct burnout at Idaho town

PINE, Idaho (AP) — Fire crews in central Idaho took advantage of favorable winds to conduct burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area that was torched by […]


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NJ stringing up dead birds to get rid of buzzards

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey communities from one end of the state to the other have strung up vulture carcasses this winter to drive away flocks of the damaging buzzards.