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In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 photo, trekkers wait to be airlifted a day after an avalanche hit Mount Annapurna trail in Nepal. Special army and government rescue personnel were searching again on Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides lost since an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains. (AP Photo/Phurba Ongel Sherpa)

Nepal rescuers search for 7 as avalanche hits hiking trail

Jan. 20, 2020 7:56 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Special Nepalese army and government rescue personnel continued searching Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides missing since since an avalanche swept across popular mountain trekking route . The avalanche hit part of the Mount Annapurna trekking route...

Montana sheriff says missing 16-year-old girl's body found

Jan. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A search team on Monday found the body of a 16-year-old girl near a Montana highway rest area where she was last reported seen on January 1, the Big Horn County sheriff said. The body of Selena Not Afraid was found by federal agents around 10:30 a.m., according to Big Horn County...

Kiernan Christopher Williams is shown in an undated photo provided by the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. Williams will be charged with capital murder for allegedly opening fire during an argument Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at a bar on the Museum Reach portion of the San Antonio River Walk, police said Monday. (Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Police: 2 dead in Texas club shooting, suspect arrested

Jan. 20, 2020 6:27 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in a shooting that left two men dead and at least five people injured at a concert in San Antonio, Texas. Kieran Christopher Williams will be charged with capital murder for allegedly opening fire during an argument Sunday at a bar on the Museum...

Man rescued after falling off railroad bridge into river

Jan. 20, 2020 5:52 PM EST

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut have rescued a man found clinging to rocks in the Housatonic River after he fell from a railroad bridge the night before. The man told emergency crews he was walking on a trestle bridge in Sunday night when he lost his footing and plummeted into the river. The...

Firefighters rescue man, dog from icy pond

Jan. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EST

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts rescued a man and a dog from an icy pond Sunday. Authorities said the incident began when the dog fell into the frigid waters of East Waushacum Pond, in Sterling north of Worcester. The man got in a canoe to try to rescue the animal but fell in himself...

18-year-old snowmobiler who died in Utah avalanche ID'd

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities have identified a teenager killed by an avalanche while snowmobiling north of Salt Lake City. Chase Adams, 18, was killed Saturday afternoon while snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon north of Salt Lake City, The Davis County Sheriff's Office said Monday. It took...

Victim found near Montana site of train collision with car

Jan. 20, 2020 12:22 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Rescue crews located the occupant of a vehicle that was hit by a train and caught fire in Montana, authorities said. The victim's condition was not immediately known following the accident around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Frenchtown, KECI-TV reports. The initial investigation determined...

In this photo released by the Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bengkulu Province's Kaur District, rescue team prepares to search for victims of bridge break on a river in Kaur district of Bengkulu province, Indonesia, Monday, Jan, 20, 2020. A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned, officials said Monday. (Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bengkulu Province's Kaur District via AP)

Crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river, killing 9

Jan. 20, 2020 1:21 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned, officials said Monday. Nine bodies have been pulled from the water as far as 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from the bridge that broke Sunday...

Floods kill at least 6 in southern Brazil

Jan. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least six people have died and at least one more was missing Sunday following torrential rains in southern Brazil, authorities said. Meteorologists said nearly 250 millimeters (10 inches) of rain devastated parts of Espiritu Santo state starting Friday, though the rains had tapered...

Teen snowmobiler dies in avalanche north of Salt Lake City

Jan. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenager died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling north of Salt Lake City. Liz Sollis, a spokeswoman for the Davis County Sheriff's Office, tells the Standard-Examiner the 18-year-old was snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon when the...