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Death toll hits 1,100 in northwest China

ZHOUQU, China – Heavy rains lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to 1,117, although the fading hopes of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gulf marshes healing

BARATARIA BAY, La. – Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in the bay where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Driver recounts Taliban attack on aid workers

KABUL, Afghanistan – The first sign of danger was the crackle of gunfire over their heads. Ten gunmen, their faces covered, rushed toward terrified humanitarian workers and began shouting...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

China landslide toll rises to 700; Pakistanis flee

ZHOUQU, China – The death toll from landslides in northwestern China more than doubled to 702 Tuesday, as rescue crews in three Asian countries struggled to reach survivors from flooding that has...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Civilian deaths spike in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – The number of Afghan civilians killed or injured in the war soared 31 percent in the first six months of the year, with Taliban bombings and assassinations largely responsible...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Airline worker’s exit draws fans

NEW YORK – No fed-up worker has ever said “I’ve had it” quite like Steven Slater.Prosecutors say the JetBlue flight attendant flipped out over a fight with an agitated traveler Monday, cursing over...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

39,000 claims from Gulf oil spill dangle

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Wedding planner Sheryl Lindsay’s wedding business is on the brink, crumbling with each cancellation over concerns about oil. Brides-to-be are walking away from plans for...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Russia, U.S. chase jet in hijack drill

OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN – In a historic first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gulf relief well down to final, tricky 100 feet

NEW ORLEANS – The relief well being drilled to ensure crude never again spills into the ocean from BP’s paralyzed well in the Gulf of Mexico has been dubbed the ultimate solution to the drama...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Smog doubles Moscow deaths

MOSCOW – Deaths in Moscow have doubled to an average of 700 people a day as the Russian capital is engulfed by poisonous smog from wildfires and a sweltering heat wave, a top health official said...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

1,100 missing in China amid floods

ZHOUQU, China – Rescuers lifted muddy bodies into trucks, and aid convoys choked the road into the remote Chinese town where hundreds died and more than 1,100 were missing Monday from landslides...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Briton walks Amazon River

MARAPANIM, Brazil – He fought tropical disease and deadly snakes, was held captive at one point and collapsed just short of his goal.Still, Ed Stafford ended his 2½-year journey Monday as he...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World