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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Breakthrough: 2011 earthquake revealed wider impacts than previously thought possible

    Description: People from the Carolinas to the Midwest to New England, including Maryland, knew the Aug. 23, 2011, 5.8 magnitude earthquake was rare as soon as they felt its rumblings. But U.S. Geological Survey research has show just how unusual –...
  • 'American Idol' recap: More cuts in Hollywood

     
    Here's Janell on last night's Idol:Things are getting real, y’all. It’s the final day of Hollywood week, and all 100 remaining contestants get one final solo, with a band, backup singers, instruments, the works. Or not.We start with Haley...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Is anybody out there?

     
    Bucky reports on tonight's Amazing Race. Take it away, Bucky!:Hello ... ello ... llo ... lo. Welcome back ...ack ...ck. (Wait! Is there an echo in here? It must be because everyone who liked the Cowboys has checked out until......
  • Capitals trade goalie Varlamov to Avalanche

    The Washington Capitals were one of the busiest teams Friday when the doors to the 2011 NHL free agent market opened, as general manager George McPhee sent goalie Semyon Varlamov to Colorado for a pair of draft picks and added three veterans to the...
  • Torrential Peru rains strand 1000s at Machu Picchu

     
    Here's a weather story that has not received as much press as it deserves: More than 2,000 tourists, including many foreigners, including Americans, remain stranded by heavy rains, flood waters and mudslides near the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, in the......
  • WISP avalanche !

     
    How did I not hear about this one? Early snowfall out in Garrett in November, followed by busy snow-making at the WISP ski resort, led to an autumn avalanche - okay, a snow slide - perhaps the first ever recorded......
  • Analysis: Young, minorities join to form new U.S. majority

    America turned a page yesterday. Barack Obama broke through the racial barrier to the Oval Office, becoming the first African-American to gain the presidency. And his electoral landslide delivered a powerful message about a new generation of American...
  • Discovery Channel to Air Documentary Honoring Avalanche Victims

    The Discovery Channel will broadcast the 90-min documentary, "Everest Avalanche Tragedy," as a tribute to all the Sherpas and their families affected by the recent Mt. Everest avalanche. On April 18, members of an NBC News crew were located at an Everest...
  • Discovery to air 'Everest Avalanche Tragedy' doc in May

    The deadly April 18 avalanche that killed killed 13 and left three people missing on Mt. Everest will be the subject of a 90-minute documentary "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" that will air on Discovery on May 4. Discovery had a camera crew from NBC News...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    WORLD TOKYO President Barack Obama spent his first full day of a weeklong Asia trip aimed at renewing U.S. ties to the region with the red-carpeted pomp of a state dinner, a visit to a shrine where he left a prayer card and the "full trust" of Japan's...
  • Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest

    Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest
    MUMBAI, India – Scores of mountaineers were departing Mt. Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week’s devastating avalanche. A meeting...
  • More teams withdraw, Mt. Everest's climbing season in jeopardy

    More teams withdraw, Mt. Everest's climbing season in jeopardy
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Several foreign climbing expeditions have called off attempts to scale Everest following an avalanche that killed at least 13 local guides, meaning Nepal faces an entire season without a single ascent of the mountain for the first...