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UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2015, 8:17 p.m.

Nepal quake: 1,865 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

Jet crashes in Alps with 150 aboard; no survivors expected

PARIS — A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams …


American, South African hostages killed during rescue attempt

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent …


More bodies spotted on Nepal trekking trail

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of …


Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona’s main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the …


Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 20 dead, 150 hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of morning rush hour. At least 20 people were …


284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving …


With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue “for …


China ship detects ‘pulse signal’ in Indian Ocean

PERTH, Australia (AP) — China’s official news agency says a Chinese ship that is part of the multinational search effort looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected a …


UPDATED: Sat., March 29, 2014, 6:38 p.m.

Number believed missing in mudslide reduced to 30

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Crews searching for victims in the tangled debris field from the Washington mudslide halted their work Saturday for a moment of silence to honor those lost. Gov. …


10 more bodies found in Washington state mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say searchers found 10 more bodies in the debris of a massive landslide, raising the number of people who died in the disaster …


Rescuers issue stern warning to Colorado evacuees

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to …


2 dead as flash flooding hits Colorado

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists …


Christopher Dorner’s license found in burned cabin

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — As police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters, the revenge-seeking ex-cop they wanted was hiding among them, holed …


Experts find remains of England’s King Richard III

LEICESTER, England (AP) — He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that …


GOP proposes smaller, $24B Sandy aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $24 billion emergency aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims, less than half of what Democrats hope to pass by Christmas. The …


High winds, mountain snows hits Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — The strongest Northwest storm of the season blew in early Monday on winds that gusted to more than 80 mph on the coast, knocking out power in …


Obama request for Sandy aid could face hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposal for $60.4 billion in federal aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy adds a huge new item to an end-of-year congressional agenda already …


Obama asks Congress for $60.4B in Sandy aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …


Congressional aides: Obama asks $60.4B Sandy aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …


Iowa girls’ families, community reel over bodies

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news …


Families, community reeling from discovered bodies

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news …


Police scour Iowa park after hunters find 2 bodies

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Investigators scoured a rural wildlife area in northeastern Iowa for clues Thursday after hunters found dead bodies believed to be those of two young cousins who …


Hunters find bodies believed to be 2 Iowa cousins

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Hunters discovered two bodies Wednesday believed to be the young Iowa cousins who vanished five months ago while riding their bikes, authorities said. The families of …


Rescue effort as 2 fall into empty Pa. water tank

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Emergency crews are trying to rescue two people who reportedly fell 100 feet into an empty water tank in suburban Philadelphia. Emergency dispatchers in Montgomery County …


Authorities don’t think missing Colo boy ran away

DENVER (AP) — Dylan Redwine went to visit his dad for Thanksgiving — not because he wanted to but because a court ordered it as part of his parents’ divorce. …


N. California community mourns family swept to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


Co. looks for worker after oil rig fire in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its …