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Strong Quake Kills 5, Injures Dozens in Northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. In the capital, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors. The …

Alpine Avalanche Leaves 7 Known Dead, 14 Missing in Italy

ROME (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks …

Record Rain, Darkness: Seattle Braces for Floods, Mudslides

SEATTLE — Record rainfall and darkness has hit Seattle as a major storm begins to lift across western Washington on the first day of winter, though the region is still at risk for flooding, mudslides and avalanches. Friday became the …

Vale Report Blames Water Level for Brazil Mining Waste Dam Disaster

SAO PAULO — The deadly collapse of a Vale SA’s mining waste dam in Brazil was partially triggered by “a persistently high water level” that caused the structure to lose strength and stability, according to a report by a panel …

Colorado Ski Patrol Dogs Work Hard, Play Hard on Slopes

They are celebrities of the ski runs. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, by both kids and their parents, these stars of the slopes have a very important job to do on the mountains. They even have their own trading …

Montana Avalanche Center Director Studies Avalanche Risk

Most guests at Whitefish Mountain Resort turned in as the snow picked up on a Wednesday afternoon. But wintry conditions are part of Zach Guy’s job. To demonstrate his work, the avalanche forecaster pointed his skis toward a gentle slope …

More Avalanches Force Workers to Stop Search in Nepal

Fresh avalanches forced rescuers in a village buried by a landslide in northern Nepal to stop searching for bodies in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, officials said Sunday. The avalanches on Friday and Saturday made the work dangerous for …

Nepal Earthquake Causes Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some warned that dozens of people may still be missing. …

Avalanches, Blizzard Kill 12 in Nepal’s Mountains

An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal’s mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. The death toll was …

Dutch Prince Friso Dies After 2012 Avalanche

Johan Friso, the bespectacled Dutch prince who avoided the limelight and gave up his position in line to the throne after getting entangled in a scandal with his bride-to-be, died Monday – 18 months after a skiing accident that left …