• Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.

  • How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp?

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago sports franchises and national players’ advocates are squaring off over whether injured professional athletes should be allowed to earn certain worker compensation benefits like other workers.

  • Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

  • 3 injured when race car crashes over fence in Florida

    BARBERVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three people in a pit area were injured when they were struck by a race car that hit a barrier and catapulted over a 10-foot fence at a dirt speedway near Daytona Beach, Florida.

  • AP Exclusive” Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti’s largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp.

  • Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

    BOSTON (AP) — With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

  • South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.

  • Famine declared in part of South Sudan’s Unity state

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.

  • Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north.

  • Baggio marks 50th birthday by visiting quake victims

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian great Roberto Baggio marked his 50th birthday on Saturday by visiting towns devastated by earthquakes last year.