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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Deluge causes landslide in Charles Village, floods roadways across state

    Deluge causes landslide in Charles Village, floods roadways across state
    A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed Wednesday amid a month's worth of rain, dumping street lights, sidewalks and half a dozen cars onto the CSX rail tracks below. No injuries were...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among three dead

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least three people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. Much of the damage from the 6.9-...
  • For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible
    Mt. Rainier looms over Puget Sound, seductive and deadly, wooing climbers and testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has claimed six more victims in the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's history. More than 14,000 feet high at its...
  • 6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier
    Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Search crews found climbing and camping gear in snow more than 3,000...