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  • Last body located in deadly landslide in rural Washington

    Last body located in deadly landslide in rural Washington
    Officials in Snohomish County said they believe they have located the last body of the 43 people killed in a massive landslide that tore through a rural area near Oso, Wash., four months ago.
  • Last victim of fatal Washington mudslide believed found

    (Reuters) - Search teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said. The body believed to be that of 44-year-...

    Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among three dead

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least three people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. Much of the damage from the 6.9-...

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible
    Mt. Rainier looms over Puget Sound, seductive and deadly, wooing climbers and testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has claimed six more victims in the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's history. More than 14,000 feet high at its...

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier
    Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Search crews found climbing and camping gear in snow more than 3,000...