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A local resident, staying outdoors for fear of aftershocks, takes.a moment to relax inside a coffee shop, as members of rescue services searching for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building are reflected in the window, in Izmir, Turkey, early Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Rescue teams on Saturday ploughed through concrete blocs and debris of eight collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing dozens Hundreds of other were injured. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Death toll reaches 28 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

Oct. 31, 2020 6:54 AM EDT

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 28 people. More than 800 others were...

Women take pictures of an area destroyed by a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The slide occurred Thursday night when earth from the upper part of the San Salvador volcano was set in motion, sweeping up trees and homes. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1 missing

Oct. 30, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

NEJAPA, El Salvador (AP) — A landslide left nine people dead, seven injured and one missing after torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defense officials said Friday. The slide occurred Thursday night when earth from the upper part of the San Salvador volcano was set in motion, sweeping up trees and homes...

Members of rescue services search in the debris of a collapsed building for survivors in Izmir, Turkey, early Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing several people and injuring hundreds amid collapsed buildings and flooding. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

Oct. 30, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said. A small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district south of Izmir, the city in...

FILE - This Sept. 23, 1983 file photo shows Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa. La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series championship with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

Column: White Sox return to disco era to hire La Russa

Oct. 30, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

One bit of advice to any team searching for a manager: Don't hire a guy who began his career the same season as “Disco Demolition Night." Especially if you've got a team with swag. A team that is magnificently diverse. A team that isn't afraid to speak its mind or challenge the game's silly, outdated...

A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

Soldiers stand guard near the site where mass graves were found in Salvatierra, Guanajuato state, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. A Mexican search group said Wednesday it has found 59 bodies in a series of clandestine burial pits in the north-central state of Guanajuato, and that more could still be excavated. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)

Searchers find 59 bodies in Mexico mass graves, dig for more

Oct. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SALVATIERRA, Mexico (AP) — Search teams dug for more remains Thursday at a site in central Mexico where 59 bodies have already been found in clandestine graves over the past week in an area known as a cartel battleground. It was the largest such burial site found to date in Guanajuato, the state with the...

Searchers in western Alaska look for 7 missing boaters

Oct. 29, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Search teams have looked in western Alaska for more than a week without success for seven boaters who went missing while seal hunting. Quinhagak Tribal Police Chief John Peter said a 22-foot (6.7-meter) aluminum boat with three men left the village Oct. 17 and headed to the...

A bulldozer clears out the road damaged by landslide to access a village swamped by another landslide in Quang Nam province, Vietnam on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Typhoon Molave slammed into Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, sinking two fishing boats with 26 crew members in what was feared to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in 20 years. (Bui Van Lanh/VNA via AP)

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Oct. 29, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people. At least 35 people were killed and more than 50 were missing, state...

Mexican search group finds 59 bodies in clandestine pits

Oct. 28, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican search group said Wednesday that it found 59 bodies in a series of clandestine burial pits in the north-central state of Guanajuato and that more could still be excavated. The head of the official National Search Commission, Karla Quintana, said excavations began a week ago...

A French rescue helicopter lands close to a rescue vessel in Dunkirk, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 during a  search operation after four migrants, including a 5-year-old and 8-year-old child died Tuesday when their boat capsized while they and other migrants tried to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said. Fifteen migrants have been saved so far and rescue and search operations are still under way, according to the regional administration for the Nord region. (AP Photo)

France ends search after Channel capsize kills family of 4

Oct. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers on Wednesday abandoned the hunt for survivors from a boat carrying migrants that capsized while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, leaving at least four people dead. British media identified the victims as a Kurdish-Iranian couple and two of their children. A...