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The Latest: California mudslide destruction tally grows

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:00:34 GMT2018-01-16T21:00:34Z

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local):...

Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:16:16 GMT2018-01-16T14:16:16Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers....

Immigrant from Mexico, 2 sisters among mudslide victims

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:35:13 GMT2018-01-16T01:35:13Z

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- An immigrant from Mexico and a pair of sisters were among the 20 people killed in devastating mudslides that brought tragedy and sorrow to the idyllic coastal community of Montecito, California....

California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:44:40 GMT2018-01-15T23:44:40Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people....

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:44:02 GMT2018-01-15T15:44:02Z

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito, California, rebuilds after deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway....

Crash of water and a terrifying ride: Driver glad he's alive

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:08:43 GMT2018-01-12T20:08:43Z

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- A driver who rode a wave of muddy water down a twisting street in his car during a Southern California flood said he is lucky to be alive....

Wild swings occur in numbers of California mudslide missing

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:43:49 GMT2018-01-12T07:43:49Z

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- The number of missing after a California mudslide has fluctuated wildly, due to shifting definitions, the inherent uncertainty that follows a natural disaster, and just plain human error....

California mudslides happened as cellphone alerts went out

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:53:54 GMT2018-01-12T00:53:54Z

Many Californians in the area hit hardest by this week's deadly mudslides did not heed warnings for hours and days by emergency officials encouraging them to evacuate their homes - and then received cellphone alerts of imminent slides when the massive streams of debris were already heading toward them or had already hit their neighborhoods....

Dundon takes over as Hurricanes' owner after sale closes

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:27:41 GMT2018-01-12T00:27:41Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has taken over as the majority owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes....

Puerto Rico to probe report power parts were overlooked

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:21:34 GMT2018-01-11T16:21:34Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor is asking the island's Justice Department to investigate a report that material needed to restore power to the island was overlooked for months in a government-owned warehouse....