Eight-year-old boy buried in avalanche
NEW YORK — An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to “lick and bite” his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep....
El Nino: Good news for U.S. weather woes
WASHINGTON — Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide, but it won’t be for the better everywhere....
Four dead in New Jersey house fire
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A fast-moving fire claimed four lives on Thursday in New Jersey’s second-largest city, where the mayor said a mix-up over the street name delayed the emergency response....
House blocks Obama climate plan
WASHINGTON — Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. The ...
Clashes in Iraq kill at least 42
BAGHDAD — Bombings targeting shoppers across central Iraq and clashes near the militant-held city of Fallujah killed at least 42 people Thursday, authorities said....
Crimea votes on joining Russia
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday when lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days — and Russian lawmakers pushed a bill to facilitate a ...
Passengers in court over disabled ship
MIAMI — About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were ...
Venezuelans mourn Chavez but protests don’t break
CARACAS, Venezuela — Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who ...
Prosecutor in Army sex case wanted charges dropped
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Less than a month before an Army general’s trial on sexual assault charges was set to begin, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears as he told a superior he believed the primary accuser in the case had lied under oath. ...
Gold discovery spurs rush of theories
LOS ANGELES — Word last week that a California couple found $10 million in gold coins on their property has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all that cash. One is that Jesse James’ gang deposited it in hopes of someday ...
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