Montana wildfire grows, but ski evacuation lifted

In this photo released by the U.S. Forest Service, the Wildland Fire burns along Nichols Creek Saturday, March 28, 2015, near Red Lodge, Montana. Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it. The wildfire was reported about 1:45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of grass and timber about 4 miles west of the community of Red Lodge. The fire began on open private land, but it was driven by winds gusting 35 to 50 mph into the Custer National Forest, where the Red Lodge Mountain Resort ski area is located. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire burning in southern Montana has grown but officials have lifted the evacuation of a ski area.

Hope dims in painstaking search after NYC blast

A firefighter walks away from a debris pile from collapsed buildings in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Authorities say two people are unaccounted for following an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in the East Village neighborhood of New York. Preliminary evidence suggested a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.

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