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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

Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway.

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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

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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.


California mudslides affecting Oprah, Rob Lowe, other celebs in Santa Barbara County

The heavy rains that spawned mudslides in Southern California on Tuesday that left at least 17 people dead left a path of destruction in a wealthy enclave home to celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres.


Global warming puts millions at risk from river floods, study shows

BERLIN (AP) — Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday.


Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in coming decades due to climate change.

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Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 2 dead in Montecito, highways closed

At least two people were killed Tuesday after a powerful winter storm drenching Southern California sent mud and debris streaming down wildfire-scarred hillsides and into several neighborhoods, some of which house lavish celebrity homes.

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The Latest: California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides

The Latest on storms in California (all times local): 5:10 a.m.

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US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

With hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and drought, America hit a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

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Evacuations ordered in California burn areas for possible flash floods, mudslides from storm

A storm expected to bring much-needed rain to California starting Monday could be a double-edged sword for residents living near hillsides made bare by the ferocious flames from the record-setting wildfires last month.


Heavy rain, melting snow produce floods in western Germany

Rivers swollen by days of rainfall and melting snow are rising in western Germany, with floodwaters spilling into some cities and towns.

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East Coast braces for a deep freeze following massive storm

East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a winter storm dumped as much as 18 inches of snow (46 centimeters) and unleashed bitter cold, hurricane-force winds and historic coastal flooding from the Carolinas to Maine.

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Dangerous deep freeze looms as 'bomb cyclone' unleashes snow, floods, powerful winds

A potentially dangerous deep freeze hangs in anticipation for the end of the week after the massive "bomb cyclone" storm unleashed snow, hurricane-force winds and frigid temperatures up and down the East Coast.

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'Bomb cyclone' triggers Boston flooding panic, high tides trapping drivers

The “bomb cyclone” brought in dangerous flooding in Boston and unprecedented high tides along the Massachusetts coast, causing drivers to be trapped in vehicles “floating” through ice-slushed streets covered in mini "icebergs."

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