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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • U.S. Ski Team Members Killed In Austrian Avalanche

    SOELDEN, Austria — Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps. The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died in the incident near the...
  • U.S. ski team recruits killed in Austria avalanche

    Two young American ski racers were killed Monday in an avalanche in the Austrian ski resort of Soelden, the U.S. Ski Team said. Ronnie Berlack, 20 and Bryce Astle, 19, were skiing with a group of four others on the 3,056-metre Gaislachkogel mountain near...
  • On The Fly: Panthers' Rivera, Family OK After Fire

    Things have been going well on the field for the Carolina Panthers, who play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday in an NFC division playoff game. But off the field, not so much. Quarterback Cam Newton got hurt in a car accident on Dec. 9, injuring his back...
  • 2 US ski team prospects die, 4 escape unhurt in avalanche near training base in Austrian Alps

    Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps. The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier in the...
  • US skiers competing at World Cup in Croatia join in mourning of teammates killed in avalanche

    David Chodounsky paid a fitting tribute to the two junior members of the U.S. ski team who were killed in an avalanche in Austria. Competing in the opening leg of a World Cup slalom race in Croatia on Tuesday, the American skied one of the best runs of...
  • Major storm soaks Southern California

    Major storm soaks Southern California
    A major storm drenched Southern California on Tuesday, causing traffic tie-ups across the region but few reports of mudslides or major flooding. According to the National Weather Service, 1.5 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles, breaking a Dec....
  • California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood

    California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood
    The season’s biggest storm washed out a road in Riverside County early Thursday, spurring the rescue of 14 people from five marooned cars in Gilman Springs, officials said. Meanwhile, in San Diego County, mudslides and flooding were reported in...
  • Typhoon churns across Philippines, more than 1 million flee

    A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago. More than 1 million...
  • How I Made It: Arlene Blum

    How I Made It: Arlene Blum
    The gig: Arlene Blum is a California scientist, educator, author and an international mountain climber. Her work has helped eliminate dangerous fire retardants from children's pajamas and foam furniture. She has a doctorate in biophysical chemistry from...
  • Evacuation effort credited with minimizing typhoon casualties in Philippines

    Evacuation effort credited with minimizing typhoon casualties in Philippines
    Government officials and aid workers on Tuesday credited a major evacuation effort for helping to avert more severe casualties as Typhoon Hagupit, now downgraded to a tropical storm, barreled through the Philippines, collapsing houses, uprooting trees and...
  • Man almost drives off PCH into ocean after mud, rock slide

    Man almost drives off PCH into ocean after mud, rock slide
    Branduinn Fullove almost took a dive into the Pacific Ocean – in his car – after mud, rocks the size of recliners and tree stumps came down Friday morning on Pacific Coast Highway. Fullove, 34, had left his Sherman Oaks home in the wee...