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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day...
  • Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs

    In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow. The avalanche in this...
  • Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort

    The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Mohammad Aslam Syas, deputy chief of the Afghanistan National...
  • Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts
    The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. "We're...
  • 3 men see snout, free moose buried in avalanche

    3 men see snout, free moose buried in avalanche
    There's an extra moose alive in southcentral Alaska thanks to three snowmobilers who freed it from an avalanche. Marty Mobley, Rob Uphus and Avery Vucinich, residents of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, on Sunday went riding on the west side of Hatcher...
  • Pacific Coast Highway closed by landslide – again

     
    This is one never-ending Southern California story. A landslide closes Pacific Coast Highway....
  • On The Fly: Panthers' Rivera, Family OK After Fire

    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...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles
    Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance. Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award. "I...
  • 2 U.S. ski team prospects die in avalanche in Austria

    2 U.S. ski team prospects die in avalanche in 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 Rettenbach glacier in the...
  • 10 years after fatal mudslide, tiny La Conchita accepts the risks

     10 years after fatal mudslide, tiny La Conchita accepts the risks
    A child's dollhouse jammed against a chain-link fence marked "No Trespassing" sits in the shadow of a mangled brick home covered in clotted dirt. Two faded white crosses lie toppled on a mound of soil taller than a man; nearby, upended planters where...
  • 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...