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A police officer leads a sniffer dog during a search of victims at the ruin of a building flattened by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by the magnitude 6.2 earthquake while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. (AP Photo/Joshua Marunduh)

Indonesian teams find more bodies from quake that killed 78

Jan. 17, 2021 10:21 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers on Sunday retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a strong earthquake, raising the death toll to 78, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. More heavy equipment reached the...

A woman waits at a bus stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The traffic situation is difficult after persistent snowfalls in eastern Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Avalanche warnings aired after heavy snowfall in Switzerland

Jan. 15, 2021 9:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days. Zurich's public transport company halted all tram and bus services in Switzerland's biggest city Friday, saying snow had brought down trees and...

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, emergency crews work the scene of a fatal crash involving a charter bus and car on the AA highway in Campbell County, Ky. The driver of the vehicle died. The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020, despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

Jan. 13, 2021 8:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through...

In this photo made available on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, by the European Space Agency, a view of a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid, Spain. The image appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white. Much of Spain is struggling to return to normality three days after a 30-hour-long record snowfall that was then hardened by record-low temperatures, turning streets and roads into dangerous ice sheets in areas not used to extreme winters.  (European Space Agency via AP)

Cold snap brings Spain lowest temperatures in 20 years

Jan. 12, 2021 9:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Much of Spain struggled Tuesday in the aftermath of a massive snowfall that hardened into ice amid a record cold snap that turned streets and roads into safety hazards in areas unaccustomed to extreme winters. Overnight temperatures were the coldest since at least 2001 and dropped in some...

A stage is set up on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in preparation for a rally on Jan. 6, the day when Congress is scheduled to meet to formally finalize the presidential election results. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests

Jan. 5, 2021 12:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing for possible violence, the nation's capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump's supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden's election victory. Trump's supporters are planning to...

A stage is set up on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in preparation for a rally on Jan. 6, the day when Congress is scheduled to meet to formally finalize the presidential election results. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests

Jan. 4, 2021 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing for possible violence, the nation's capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump's supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden's election victory. Trump's supporters are planning to...

Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increases go into effect Sunday

Jan. 1, 2021 12:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Toll increases go into effect on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this weekend, along with a hefty surcharge on drivers who don't use EZ-Pass, officials are reminding motorists. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in July approved a 6% increase to begin Sunday for EZ-Pass users, as well...

Florida suspect kills Wisconsin siblings in wrong-way crash

Dec. 30, 2020 8:41 PM EST

Two Wisconsin siblings returning from a Christmas lights display were killed Tuesday night when a suspected carjacker fleeing from police drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 in central Florida and collided head-on with their vehicle, authorities said. The suspect also died in the crash on I-95 near Daytona Beach...

Cars head west along West Center Road towards 139th Street as blowing snow limits visibility, Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Storm brings heavy snow, closes Nebraska virus testing sites

Dec. 29, 2020 7:50 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A strong winter storm made its way across the Upper Midwest Tuesday, creating treacherous travel conditions, spurring warnings urging people to stay off the roads and closing coronavirus testing sites. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Nebraska,...

A mother and child look at the line of trucks parked up on the M20, part of Operation Stack in Ashford, Kent, England, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Thousands wait to resume their journey across The Channel after the borders with France reopened. Trucks inched slowly past checkpoints in Dover and headed across the Channel to Calais on Thursday after France partially reopened its borders following a scare over a rapidly spreading new virus variant. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers

Dec. 25, 2020 12:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Around 1,000 British soldiers were spending Christmas Day trying to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stuck in southeast England after France briefly closed its border to the U.K., then demanded coronavirus tests from all amid fears of a new, apparently more contagious, virus variant....