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The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.More >>
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops...More >>
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An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months.More >>
Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...More >>
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The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.More >>
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.More >>
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (CBS5/AP) -
Firefighters have made significant progress in keeping a small fire from spreading as it burned in ponderosa pine in the Prescott National Forest.
Firefighters from several agencies were able to secure a perimeter around the Boundary Fire to keep it under 2 acres, said forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely.
The U.S. Forest Service was using a water-dropping helicopter on the fire.
The wildfire started about 9:30 a.m. and the alert was issued about 10:30 a.m. through the CodeRED emergency alert system.
It was declared contained, and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuations Tuesday afternoon.
The fire started Tuesday morning near Walker. That's an area about 10 miles southeast of Prescott and about six miles south of Lynx Lake. The area has both seasonal and full-time homes.
The Red Cross set up a temporary evacuation center in Prescott as a precaution, but it was closed after a few hours.
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