Mountains

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, high winds whip snow off the western peaks of Mount Hood as seen from Government Camp, Ore. Rescuers scrambled to Oregon's tallest peak Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, after a climber fell several hundred feet and seven others were stranded. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
February 14, 2018 - 6:34 am
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — One climber fell to his death and several others had to be rescued after conditions turned treacherous on Oregon's tallest peak. More than a half-dozen people had been climbing near Mount Hood's peak when a climber fell about 1,000 feet, (304 meters) said Sgt. Brian...
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In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, and provided by the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office is a research helicopter that was brought down by a leaping elk in the mountains of eastern Utah. Wasatch County authorities say the elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the craft flew low, trying to capture the animal with a net. The two people on board weren't seriously hurt, but wildlife officials say the elk died of its injuries. The state-contracted Australian crew had been trying to capture and sedate the elk so they could collar it and research its movements about 90 miles east of Salt Lake City. (Jared Rigby/Wasatch County Sheriff's Office via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 9:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in...
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February 11, 2018 - 10:18 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek firefighters say a Macedonian man and woman have been found frozen to death at the summit of Mount Kaimaktsalan. The man, 35, and the woman, 28, had been missing since Saturday morning. They were a part of a group of 40 Macedonians who were staying at the Greek ski...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Omar Kanteh, of Gambia, with red fleece at center, and Moussa Sissoki, of Mali, holding a shovel at center right, are surrounded by children as they build igloos in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. Migrants from African nations far from the frozen north picked up the art of igloo making to help a local restaurant owner realize a project to lure tourists back to this dying mountain resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 10, 2018 - 11:14 am
SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps, once had a thriving ski trade. But financial issues kept the lifts closed this winter. The local hotel now houses about 80 African asylum-seekers who were assigned to live there when they arrived in Italy. But...
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This July 3, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion P-23. The southern California mountain lion was part of a study by federal biologists has been found dead. The National Park Service says remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near Malibu Canyon Road and she appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. (National Park Service via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 5:59 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mountain lion that was part of a study by federal biologists was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, the National Park Service said Thursday. The remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near...
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January 30, 2018 - 7:20 am
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — A wheelchair-bound woman has died in an early morning fire outside Atlanta. DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson tells news outlets that firefighters responding to the Stone Mountain house around 3 a.m. Tuesday found a man suffering from apparent minor burns...
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January 26, 2018 - 11:56 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed more than 11.3 million visitors last year, setting a new record for the second year in a row. According to a park news release, the park saw a slight, 0.2 percent increase compared its 2016 visitor totals. Its highest visitation...
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An avalanche hit Gurtnellen, Switzerland in the canton of Uri on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 and slid over a gallery on the A2 motorway. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 4:29 pm
MILAN (AP) — Four helicopters evacuated 150 people trapped in a four-star Italy hotel and other remote structures Tuesday after an avalanche, authorities said as heavy snow caused disruption across the Alps. The Langtauferer Hotel, located near the Austrian border at 1,870 meters (6,135 feet) above...
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January 12, 2018 - 9:05 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people. The Thomas fire was declared 100 percent surrounded after ravaging...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:55 am
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A company is adding about 100 new textile jobs in North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reported that Specialty Textiles Inc. plans a grand opening Tuesday for its expansion in Kings Mountain. The company currently employs more than 300 people at their mill in Kings...
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