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Avalanche kills 2 climbers on Britain's highest mountain

Mar. 12, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland say an avalanche has killed two people on Britain's highest mountain. Britain's Press Association reported that a group of climbers were on Ben Nevis mountain when the avalanche came down shortly before noon on Tuesday. Police Scotland told the news outlet that besides the...

2 California paragliders killed in collision are identified

Mar. 11, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have identified two paragliders killed in a midair collision at a San Diego beach. Police say the men collided and crashed about 75 feet (23 meters) to the cliffs below Saturday near the Torrey Pines Gliderport. KFMB-TV reports 43-year-old Glenn Bengtsson of Carlsbad and...

Mariners' Seager awaiting MRI results on injured left wrist

Mar. 10, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is awaiting MRI results after rolling over his left wrist during a spring training game. Seager visited a hand specialist Saturday and has been receiving treatment on his left wrist and hand. X-rays were negative. Manager Scott Servais says...

Mariners 3B Kyle Seager deemed fine after wrist scare

Mar. 8, 2019 11:08 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is not expected to miss any additional time after rolling over his glove hand diving for a groundball during a spring training game. Seager was pulled one batter after jamming his glove into the dirt and bending his wrist awkwardly on a hard...

Parents of dead West Point cadet retrieve his sperm

Mar. 4, 2019 10:15 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge's permission to retrieve his sperm for "the possibility of preserving some piece of our child that might live on." U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared...

Collier scores 29, Samuelson hurt in UConn win over Houston

Mar. 2, 2019 5:23 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn overcame an early double-digit deficit and an injury to an All-American in rolling to another American Athletic Conference win. Napheesa Collier celebrated senior day by scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to lead the Huskies over Houston 83-61 on Saturday. Fellow...

Police: Woman killed 3 daughters, self with hunting rifle

Feb. 20, 2019 5:30 PM EST

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan woman fatally shot her three young daughters in a wooded area with a bolt-action hunting rifle before driving home with their bodies and shooting herself. Kent County sheriff's Sgt. Joel Roon identified them Wednesday as 28-year-old Aubrianne Moore,...

5 killed in China in Lunar New Year fireworks accident

Feb. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed in southern China after an explosion at an illegal fireworks stand. Reports Sunday say the operator of the stand in the southern region of Guangxi has been formally arrested on the criminal charge of causing an accident through the use of...

Pregnant woman killed in snowmobile crash in Maine

Feb. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EST

GREENWOOD, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed in a snowmobile crash. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife said Elizabeth Abelson was driving a snowmobile Saturday at 11 a.m. on a trail in Greenwood when she lost control, was ejected...

Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G at skiing world championships

Feb. 5, 2019 7:07 AM EST
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G at skiing world championships.