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January 15, 2019 1:54 PM Avalanches, flooding cause disruptions in Austria, Germany

BERLIN—Bad weather continued to afflict parts of Europe on Tuesday with avalanches in Austria striking buildings and roads but resulting in no injuries. An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club, got out of the building unharmed. The head of the ski club from western 128

January 15, 2019 12:48 PM Federal government faces scrutiny over bus-safety standards after Ottawa crash

Those recommendations sprang from the TSB’s investigation into another Ottawa bus crash in 2013, in which a city bus broke through a warning gate at a rail crossing and hit a moving passenger train, killing six people on the bus. Fox said Transport Canada had done some work on the recommendations but that “significant progress has not yet occurred and the safety 100

January 14, 2019 2:25 PM Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed 77

January 12, 2019 11:45 PM At least 5 dead in crashes after massive winter storm dumps snow on Midwest

In Kansas City, where the Chiefs were hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 8 inches of snow had fallen by early afternoon. The snow had tapered off by the time the game started midafternoon, but stadium crews worked for hours before the game to clear the stadium’s lot, field and seats in anticipation of a full house for the playoff game. At least 38

January 12, 2019 7:26 PM French yellow vest protests hit ninth week, clash with police

PARIS—Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. Protesters walked 37

January 11, 2019 10:21 PM New York Yankees agree to deal with Gold Glover D.J. LeMahieu

The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall. New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering 42

January 11, 2019 9:12 PM Alabama man dies weeks after wedding dance with daughter

DAPHNE, Ala. - A terminally ill Alabama man who was captured on video dancing with his newlywed daughter at her wedding reception has died. News outlets report Gulf Coast attorney Jim Roberts died Thursday, less than two weeks after he used a wheelchair to dance with daughter Mary Bourne Roberts at the reception. The video shows the woman dancing and twirling 41

January 11, 2019 8:51 PM Midwestern states brace for winter storm to hit the region

ST. LOUIS - The National Weather Service says a storm stretching from the nation’s capital to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years to sections of Missouri and Illinois. The storm is expected to drop 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimetres) of snow in the St. Louis metropolitan area into eastern Illinois between Friday and early 27

January 11, 2019 7:50 PM Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

SALT LAKE CITY - Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.” Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where 29

January 11, 2019 3:11 AM Landslide engulfs children in central Indonesia, killing 1

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A landslide engulfed children playing near a cliff in central Indonesiat, killing one and injuring several, the country’s disaster agency said Friday. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted a video online that showed frantic villagers pulling a limp child out of sodden earth on Thursday afternoon. He said that three children 21