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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

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Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,... More>>

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

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Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this... More>>

At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

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Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's... More>>

Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

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With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen... More>>

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth. More>>

Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

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On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was... More>>

Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business

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When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy's effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement. More>>

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

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Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. More>>

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

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Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official... More>>

Discovery network cancels Everest jump

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The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday. More>>

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed... More>>

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. More>>

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. More>>

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

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A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other... More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

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A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. More>>

NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

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Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. More>>

Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot... More>>

Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed Video included

A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than... More>>

California drought spawns well drilling boom

The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands. More>>

4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area. More>>

Mag-7.6 quake, waves strike Solomon Islands

A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries. More>>

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are... More>>

Dozens evacuated in Wyoming town as ground slips

Local officials and dozens of evacuees kept anxious watch Thursday on a slowly sliding hillside that threatened to take out several homes and businesses in this resort town. More>>

Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

The lights in Amanda Skorjanc's home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing down the hillside and nearby houses "exploding" from its force. More>>

Last Corvette retrieved from Kentucky sinkhole

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press The mangled remains of a powerful Corvette - barely recognizable to its former owner - were pulled from the depths of a sinkhole at a Kentucky museum Wednesday,... More>>

Survivor saw homes 'exploding' from mudslide force

Amanda Skorjanc was watching videos with her infant son when the lights in her home started to flicker and shake. She looked outside and saw a terrifying sight: a massive mudslide crashing down the hillside and nearby... More>>

Work underway to recover last Corvette from hole

Workers are digging away to retrieve the last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole beneath a museum in Kentucky. More>>

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