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February 18, 2017 6:25 PM Cleanup begins after powerful storm slams Southern California

Cleanup was beginning across Southern California on Saturday after a storm that forecasters billed as the most powerful in years caused flooding on multiple freeways, triggered dramatic mudslides and downed hundreds of trees and power lines. The storm was moving out Saturday morning after dumping record rain in some areas and leaving havoc in its wake. Thousands 13

February 8, 2017 10:29 PM 5 circus high-wire performers fall in a ‘tragedy’ during rehearsal

Five high-wire performers at Circus Sarasota were seriously injured Wednesday after falling during a rehearsal. The performers fell from the high wire and were injured while practicing an eight-person pyramid for the circus, which is scheduled to open Friday. Chief Micheal Regnier of Sarasota County Emergency Services called the incident a “tragedy 19

January 23, 2017 8:24 AM More deaths reported after 16 die amid Southeast tornadoes

ADEL, Ga. (AP) - Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for killing 16 people in the Southeast continued to inflict destruction. An apparent tornado blew through a mobile home park early Sunday in southern Georgia's rural Cook County - sheering off siding 15

January 22, 2017 5:20 PM Deadly tornadoes strike South, ‘high risk’ for more as freak storm approaches East Coast

Fifteen people are dead in Mississippi and Georgia after violent thunderstorms, some which spawned tornadoes, tore across the South Saturday into Sunday morning. Another round of destructive thunderstorms is predicted in the Southeast during the day Sunday and the National Weather Service has declared parts of northern Florida and south Georgia at “high risk” of severe 20

January 21, 2017 4:02 PM 4 dead after tornado rips through southern Mississippi

At least four people were killed in southern Mississippi early Saturday when a destructive tornado roared through the Hattiesburg area, leveling homes, ripping off roofs and tossing trees into roadways across the region. The city of Hattiesburg on Twitter and Forrest County emergency management confirmed the deaths. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict 24

January 19, 2017 3:11 PM Soldiers, rescue dogs seek trapped firefighters in Tehran building collapse

ANKARA Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers were searching for an estimated 25 trapped firefighters on Thursday in the ruins of a 17-storey commercial building that collapsed while they were trying to put out a blaze, the mayor of Tehran said. Iranian state TV said at least 78 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the Plasco building 15

January 19, 2017 11:13 AM "Many" feared dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche

Rescuers racing Thursday to reach people trapped in a spa hotel that was buried by an avalanche in central Italy’s Abruzzo region. “There are many dead,” Antonio Crocetta, who heads up the alpine police force at the center of the rescue effort on the slopes of Gran Sasso mountain, told Italian media. There was no confirmation from other rescue or law enforcement 26

January 19, 2017 7:30 AM The Latest: Italian authorities: 30 missing in avalanche

Italian civil protection authorities say that 30 people are missing after an avalanche covered a mountain hotel in central Italy. The authority says they were working to get rescue vehicles to the Hotel Rigopiano through roads covered in snow, joining initial rescue efforts overnight by alpine rescue squads. Italian media say that the avalanche covered 18

January 18, 2017 2:59 PM Most NY construction fatalities caused by safety violations: Study

As the state’s construction boom continues, worksite accidents and fatalities have risen right along with New York City’s ever-changing skyline. Between 2011 and 2015, construction worker fatalities in New York state rose from 33 to 55, according to “Deadly Skyline,” a study released Wednesday by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health 15

January 16, 2017 12:49 PM At Least Five Dead After Shooting at Electronic Music Festival in Mexico

A lone shooter fired on a crowd at an electronic dance music festival in Mexico early Monday, leaving at least five people dead and at least a dozen more injured, according to a statement released by festival organizers. Among the dead are four men and a woman. Two of those who died were part of a security team, the statement said. "It is with great 10