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Searchers looking for 2 men missing after Colorado avalanche

Feb. 16, 2020 2:17 PM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Searchers are looking for two men who are missing and presumed dead after a weekend avalanche in the Vail area, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. Three men were snowmobiling in the mountains of central Colorado when they were caught in the slide, which happened at about 4:45...

South Texas shrine to Don Pedrito Jaramillois vandalized

Feb. 16, 2020 2:00 PM EST

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching for vandals who damaged a south Texas shrine to faith healer Don Pedrito Jaramillo. The damage to the shrine to Don Pedrito Jaramillo in Falfurrias, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) south of San Antonio was reported Friday, according to Brooks County...

Dog, puppies doing well after found alone in snowdrift

Feb. 16, 2020 1:53 PM EST

RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a dog and her six puppies are recovering and growing fast after being found alone in a snowdrift in northwestern Minnesota. Officials with Red Lake Rose's Rescue Shelter say a family discovered the dog, now named Snowbelle, lying with her litter in more than a foot of...

78-year-old Denver woman dies at cross county ski course

Feb. 16, 2020 1:16 PM EST

GRANBY, Colo. (AP) — A 78-year-old Denver woman has died after going missing at a cross country ski course northwest of Denver, Grand County officials said. The woman was last seen Thursday afternoon at the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch at a time when high winds and blowing snow created...

2 people rescued after ice jam flooding near Fremont

Feb. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Two people were rescued from a cabin near Fremont after flood waters from the Platte River surrounded the building. Dodge County officials say the two people were rescued around 8 p.m. Saturday after the cabin was surrounded by water that was more than 4 feet deep. Both people rescued...

Ice climber recovering from three-story fall in Wyoming

Feb. 16, 2020 12:12 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — It was nine agonizing hours from the time Rick Dvorak fell on the Broken Heart ice falls — fracturing his pelvis, sacrum, a vertebra and a rib — to the time he was loaded into an ambulance. “It was really painful. I was moaning pretty good there for a...

People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.  Enormous waves  are churning across the North Atlantic as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

Feb. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The fourth named storm of the season, dubbed Dennis by...

Police search for man convicted as accomplice in 1997 murder

Feb. 15, 2020 8:33 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester are searching for a man convicted as an accomplice in a 1997 murder of an Epsom police officer who they say walked away from a sober house last weekend. Police issued an arrest warrant for 40-year-old Kevin Paul, who has been out on parole since late last year,...

A model is styled backstage before appearing in the Anna Sui fashion show during New York's Fashion Week, Monday Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Feb. 15, 2020 7:28 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes Bong Joon Ho reacting as he is presented with the award for best picture for...

5-year-old who rescued family from fire gets honor

Feb. 14, 2020 6:25 PM EST

KINGSTON, Ga. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who saved his family from a house fire received special recognition Friday from officials in northwest Georgia. Noah Woods woke up Sunday to flames in the room he and his 2-year-old sister, Lilly, shared. Officials said he pulled himself and his sister to safety...