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Monday, March 19, 2018

Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

By Pratibha Tuladar, McClatchy Tribune News Service KATMANDU, Nepal — Authorities called off the rescue operation for survivors after 12 Nepali climbing guides were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest Friday, as bad weather closed in. The Tourism Ministry said the search would resume Saturday for four climbers who were still missing. Seven climbers […]

April 18, 2014

Heavy Snow After Dry Weeks Unleashes Avalanche Fury In West

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — More than 24 hours after a 1,000-foot-long avalanche killed two in their party, a pair of severely injured backcountry skiers from Washington were plucked from the slopes of the Wallowas in Eastern Oregon on Wednesday. During a frustrating, snowy day with low visibility, volunteers on snowmobiles, rescue crews […]

February 13, 2014

Nine Die, Power Outages Spread As ‘Paralyzing’ Storm Engulfs South

By David Zucchino and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times DURHAM, N.C. — Much of the South found itself in the nastiness of a winter storm Wednesday, with needle-like freezing rain, growing piles of snow and biting temperatures that turned roads into a slippery mess, cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people and grounded […]

February 13, 2014

‘Snowmaggedon’ Takes Aim At Winter-Weary U.S. East

Washington (AFP) – A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice gripped large swaths of the winter-weary United States early on Thursday, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes. Thousands of travelers were stranded as flights, including at major air hubs in Atlanta and New York, […]

February 13, 2014

Freak Snowstorm, Cold Snap Paralyzes U.S. South

Washington (AFP) – The usually balmy U.S. South was paralyzed Wednesday by a freak snowstorm that forced thousands of children to shelter in schools overnight and left thousands of motorists stranded on icy roads. Schools were closed Wednesday in towns and cities across the region, as authorities struggled to shake off Tuesday’s unusual snowfall and […]

January 30, 2014

Snowstorm Threatens Washington, Prompting U.S. Government Shutdown

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. government shut itself down Tuesday as a major snowstorm bearing down on the northeastern United States threatened to dump as much as 10 inches on Washington by day’s end. Civil servants expecting to return to work after a bright and balmy Martin Luther King holiday Monday woke up to be […]

January 21, 2014