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Shallow quake in Peru kills at least 4, including U.S. tourist

A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left some 30 injured as it toppled …


Six die in plane crash in Alabama

Six people died when a small aircraft flying from central Florida to Oxford, Mississippi, developed engine problems and crashed Sunday morning while trying to land in Alabama, authorities said.


Authorities identify victims of Oregon motel fire

Authorities have identified the remains of four people who perished in a motel fire in Newport, Oregon.


Javier aims for Mexico’s Baja; 45 dead from earlier storm

Tropical Storm Javier pushed closer to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday as the death toll from former Hurricane …


Doctors Without Borders says hospital it supports in Syria bombed, 13 killed

A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and specializing in pediatrics in a rebel-held northern Syria province has been destroyed in a series of airstrikes over the weekend that killed …


Sheriff’s Department: Pierce County man kills nephew, shoots self

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said a man killed his 12-year-old nephew with a machete before fatally shooting himself in the head.


New storm forms off Mexico; toll from earlier storm hits 39

The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grew to 18 in Mexico on Sunday as a new tropical storm formed off the country’s Pacific Coast.


1 of 2 skydivers killed in California was first-time jumper

One of two skydivers who died plummeting into a Northern California vineyard was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the …


Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21

Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens …


Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 14 people

A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said.


17 bodies found, 1,128 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

ROME – Rescue boats recovered the bodies of 17 migrants and plucked 1,128 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily on Thursday, a day after 22 corpses were found …


Scout leader: Storms kill boy, woman in northern Minnesota

ELY, Minn. – A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern …


Precarious calm in South Sudan’s capital as foreigners flee

JUBA, South Sudan – Embassies and aid organizations in South Sudan were trying to evacuate staff from the capital, Juba, on Tuesday as a precarious calm settled over the city …


Official: 22 dead in head-on train crash in Italy

MILAN– Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 22 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were …


Additional financial aid for mudslide granted

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for more federal assistance to help with recovery efforts following the deadly mudslide in Oso has been approved.


Fund created to help siblings attend funeral for brother, father

A fund has been set up to help a young man and woman attend the funerals of their brother and father, who were killed Monday night in Coeur d’Alene, allegedly …


Mudslide searchers press on with dogs, bare hands

ARLINGTON, Wash. — With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered homes and twisted cars to …


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Boy told police he killed his brother as he hid under a bed

A 14-year-old boy accused of murdering his father and younger brother Monday night in Coeur d’Alene showed no remorse in an interview with investigators and told them he had contemplated …


4 dead in California shooting spree

TUSTIN, Calif. — Authorities say a shooting spree through Orange County, Calif., left four people dead, including the shooter, and several others injured.


Authorities identify driver in fatal crash

Authorities have identified the woman who hit and killed a pedestrian on state Highway 2 Tuesday night.


One dead following crash near Spokane airport

Spokane police say one man is dead following a crash near the Spokane International Airport tonight. Spokane International Airport and Spokane police officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at the …


Driver arrested for hit and run, vehicular homicide

Authorities with the Washington State Patrol have apprehended a man for hitting and killing a pedestrian tonight after fleeing a separate hit and run collision.


Sheriff’s office investigates deadly crash

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies found a missing Hayden man dead inside his vehicle after an apparent car crash.


WSP has possible suspect in deadly hit and run

The Washington State Patrol has impounded a vehicle that may be connected to a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian this week.


Revered produce vendor, philanthropist dies in crash

A man well-known for his charitable efforts in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood and beyond was killed Monday in a two-car collision. James Clancy, who ran Clancy’s Produce, died at the …


2 dead in Ala. as storms pound South, Midwest

CLAY, Ala. — Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early Monday.


One dead in six-vehicle crash

A six-vehicle crash on Highway 95 involving several semi trucks left one person dead this morning. The crash occurred about 8:40 a.m. near Cocolalla Creek, according to the Idaho State …


Idaho police seek driver in pedestrian fatality

Idaho State Police are seeking help locating the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in September.


Washington officials seek tougher terms for fatal DUIs

A Washington state lawmaker and two county prosecutors are backing proposed legislation to double sentencing ranges for people convicted of drunken driving fatalities.


Two girls killed in crash with logging truck

Two young girls were killed and one injured after crashing into a logging truck early this morning on Highway 95 near De Smet, Idaho.