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California mudslides death toll rises after woman's body is found

The body of a Montecito woman was found Saturday, authorities said, raising the death toll of the Southern California mudslides to 21.

United States

The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslide

The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening after a massive mudslide.

United States

The Latest: Ranchers among 1st to get to helicopter crash

The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local): 1:13 p.m.

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Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

A man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter after participating in a robbery at a strip club wh

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Ohio man convicted in fire that killed 9 wants case tossed

An Ohio man convicted of setting a house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover has asked a judge to throw out his conviction.

United States

Snowstorm pummels southeast, kills 10, including 8-month-old baby

Winter Storm Inga swept the South from Texas to Florida and even north to Massachusets on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wreaking havoc on flights.

United States

Police: Man who clashed with North Dakota officer arrested

Authorities have found the vehicle used by a man accused of trying to run over a police officer in North Dakota, but the suspect hasn't been found.

United States

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett among 5 killed in New Mexico helicopter crash

Key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett was one of five people killed when a helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of New Mexico, police said Thursday.

United States

Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident.

United States

The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.

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Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides

Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20.

United States

Officials: Small earthquake felt in Missouri, Tennessee

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in southeastern Missouri.

United States

California suspect calls slain deputy's partner 'coward'

The suspect being tried in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies called one slain officer's partner a "coward" and repeatedly and profanely interrupted the start of his murder trial Tuesday.

United States

Federal authorities probing Ohio helicopter crash, 2 killed

Federal investigators will try to determine what caused the fatal crash of a helicopter used for inspecting power lines.

World

Collapse of Colombian bridge leaves 9 workers dead

Colombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation's capital collapsed.

United States

Amtrak train collides with SUV in North Carolina, killing pastor, wife, officials say

A well-known pastor and his wife were killed Sunday after an Amtrak train crashed into their SUV in North Carolina, officials said.

United States

Casino shuttle boat fire leaves 1 woman dead, 14 other people injured, officials say

At least one woman was killed after a casino shuttle boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida — forcing more than 50 passengers to jump overboard into the shallow water.

United States

Residents grieve, commit to rebuilding after mudslides

Residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community.

United States

Casino boat catches fire off Florida with 50 passengers aboard; 1 reported missing

Casino goers were dealt an unlucky hand on Sunday when a casino boat in Florida caught fire in the Gulf.

United States

Drugged driver crashes car into second story of California building, officials say

A California driver escaped a dangerous crash early Sunday morning after allegedly hitting a divider at such a high-speed that it launched the car into the second story of a nearby building.

United States

Body found, increasing California mudslides death toll to 20

Recovery crews slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they've removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential di

United States

Florida woman hit and killed by new high-speed train during preview run

A Florida woman who made a dash across the tracks was struck and killed on Friday night by a new high-speed train during its preview run, authorities said.

United States

The Latest: Vigil planned for California mudslide victims

The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 9 a.m.

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Crews slowly making progress removing debris after mudslides

Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides.

United States

California mudslide crews 'do whatever it takes' in rescue efforts as death toll climbs to 19

As search and rescue crews continue to dig through the remnants of the mudslides that pummeled parts of Southern California, the sheriff’s department raised the death toll to 19 on Saturday.

United States

Authorities arrest suspect in death of U Penn student

A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found this week at a Southern California park.

United States

Puerto Rican astronaut reaches out to island's schoolkids

The first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage has reached out to schoolchildren on the hurricane-bashed island.

United States

5-year sentence for driver who plowed into parade crowd

A man jailed after drunkenly plowing his pickup truck into a crowd of New Orleans parade-goers last year faces roughly three more years behind bars.

United States

Man seeks dismissal of charges in wife's Lake Erie death

A man accused of shooting his wife and tossing her into Lake Erie and then reporting she'd accidentally fallen overboard from his commercial fishing boat is seeking dismissal of the criminal charges against him.

United States

California mudslide takes lives of elderly, young; 5 missing

The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before.

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