REDDING, Calif. — The Latest on California's devastating wildfires (all times local):8:15 p.m. Firefighters say 500 structures have been destroyed in a raging Northern California wildfire and another 5,000 are threatened.Cal Fire released the updated figure Friday, though the number of homes burned in the so-called Carr Fire is expected to increase.Earlier Friday, fire officials said 65 structures had been destroyed by the fast-moving blaze in Shasta County.The blaze grew to 75 square miles (194 square kilometers) by Friday night. It began Monday with a mechanical failure of a vehicle. It grew completely out of control on Thursday, tearing through two small communities and reaching the city of Redding.Tens of thousands of people fled the city in fear of their lives from the blaze, which has killed two firefighters.___7:20 p.m.Yosemite Valley won't be open to all visitors for another week because of a massive wildfire that has grown to nearly 72 square miles (186 square … [Read more...] about Cape veteran, dad, killed in crash laid to rest
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rukmini Callimachi New York Times August 07, 2018 Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes.“There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his girlfriend, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa.They were often proved right. Advertisement On Day 319 of their journey, a Kazakh man stopped his truck, said hello and handed them ice cream bars. In a meadow where they had pitched their tent on Day 342, a family showed up with stringed instruments and treated them to an open-air concert. And on Day 359, two pigtailed girls met them at the … [Read more...] about An American couple found many moments of kindness while cycling the world. Then came Day 369.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Africa Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKimon de Greef July 6, 2018 CAPE TOWN — In the cold hours before dawn this week on a South African game reserve, a dog began barking. A special breed of Belgian sheepdog, its job was to listen for poachers. The dog’s handler, trained to guard rhinoceroses, could hear a pride of lions in the distance. He decided it was a false alarm. But later that Monday evening, rangers came across the remains of men suspected to have been poachers. “One of our guys found what he thought was a soccer ball,” Nick Fox, the owner of the private game reserve in Eastern Cape Province, said on Friday. “It turned out to be a skull.” The next morning, rangers and police officers said that as many as three men suspected of being rhino poachers had been killed by lions in an area densely packed with thorn … [Read more...] about Lions Eat Men Suspected of Poaching Rhinos. Some Saw ‘Karma.’
1. Delta, dunes and falls If you’re one of those people who wants it all, a trip that starts under the spray of the world’s most spectacular waterfall, then delivers you into a houseboat on the lush Okavango Delta, before crossing through the surreal, stark beauty of Namibia and finally deposit you in cosmopolitan Cape Town, is it. An adventure that’ll really blow your socks off. A 24-day Delta, Dunes & Falls tour with Peregrine (0207 408 9021; peregrineadventures.com) costs from £6,405 and includes all transfers, accommodation, most meals and listed excursions. 2. The flowering Cape The annual spring explosion of flowers in the world’s richest floral kingdom has to be seen to be believed. Africa Travel does a marvellous loop that heads north from Cape Town then south-east to include De Hoop, my favourite coastal nature reserve. Broadcaster and gardener Carol Klein joins the tour for two days to show guests Cape’s loveliest gardens. The … [Read more...] about 10 of the best ways to explore South Africa
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Danny McDonald and Jerome Campbell Globe Staff April 13, 2018 BARNSTABLE — The man accused of shooting Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon is scheduled to appear in a courthouse here Friday where he is expected to face charges of murder for his alleged attack on the K-9 officer and his dog.Gannon was shot around 2:30 p.m. while he and his dog were searching a residence at 139 Blueberry Lane in Marstons Mills as they and other police officers tried to serve a warrant. According to a law enforcement official, Gannon was shot in the head as he entered the attic in pursuit of a suspect.Authorities allege Gannon was shot by Thomas M. Latanowich, 29, with a last known address in Somerville but who also apparently has ties to Cape Cod, where he has been prosecuted at least once in Barnstable Superior Court, records show. Advertisement Latanowich was taken … [Read more...] about Man suspected of murdering Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon due in court