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  • Russian invasion fears grow over Ukraine

    March 24, 2014 1:50 AM 31

    With G7 leaders due to meet at the Hague tomorrow, Nato's supreme commander in Europe warned that the force on the border was "very, very sizeable and very, very ready". US General Philip Breedlove raised the prospect that the Kremlim could even seek to take control of a Russian-speaking section of nearby Moldova.White House deputy national security

  • Blocked Wash. river trickling through big mud wall

    March 24, 2014 1:32 AM 18

    Best news photos of the week Officials said they don’t think the water would suddenly burst, but urged residents living in nearby communities to remain alert. “There’s a small amount coming around the north edge of the slide. It’s not alarming, and is allowing the water building behind the dam to settle out a bit,” said Bronlea Mishler, a spokeswoman

  • Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

    March 23, 2014 6:58 PM 32

    Best news photos of the week Crews were skimming oil out of the water Sunday and about six and half miles of containment booms were being used to protect environmentally sensitive areas, the Coast Guard said. The area is home to popular bird habitats, especially during the approaching migratory shorebird season. Danus said flights are planned later Sunday

  • Mohamed Fahmy: jailed Egyptian-Canadian allowed MRI

    March 23, 2014 6:40 PM 43

    The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo says he has finally been taken to a hospital for a badly injured shoulder after the country's interim president assured them he would receive proper medical treatment. Mohamed Fahmy, left, producer Baher Mohamed, second left, and correspondent Peter Greste, centre, stand inside a defendants'

  • Deadly avalanche sweeps Sochi Olympics ski resort

    March 23, 2014 6:36 PM 16

    MOSCOW - Two people were killed on Sunday when an avalanche swept down a slope at the Sochi ski resort where the 2014 Winter Olympics alpine events were held, Russian officials said. Rescuers found the bodies of two women beneath the snow after the midday avalanche on a slope called Labyrinth at Rosa Khutor, the resort said on its website. "Despite all efforts

  • 1 dead after shuttle bus crash on I-95; man held

    March 23, 2014 4:52 PM 21

    A shuttle bus struck a guardrail and overturned before dawn Sunday along busy Interstate 95 south of the nation's capital, leaving one person dead and sending 16 others to the hospital, Virginia State Police said. The bus was headed south on the heavily traveled East Coast artery when witnesses reported a white, speeding four-door passenger vehicle swerved

  • Cleanup of oil spill underway in Galveston Bay; size, environmental impact still unknown

    March 23, 2014 4:31 PM 131

    TEXAS CITY, Texas - The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked traffic Sunday between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even cruise ships. A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of marine fuel oil collided with a ship Saturday

  • Report: 1 dead after shuttle bus overturns on I-95 near Washington DC

    March 23, 2014 1:24 PM 10

    Updated at 08:24 AM today WASHINGTON -- Virginia State Police have told broadcast outlets that one person is dead and others have been injured after a 16-passenger shuttle bus overturned beside Interstate 95 near Washington. A state police spokeswoman, Corinne Geller, told WTOP the bus crashed after 3 a.m. Sunday in Fairfax County, Va. Geller tells WTOP the commuter

  • Avalanche kills 3 skiers at Sochi resort: Russian TV

    March 23, 2014 12:39 PM 18

    MOSCOW -- Russian state television is reporting that an avalanche has killed three skiers at the mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics. The avalanche occurred at Roza Khutor on Sunday, a day after it opened for tourists after hosting the Olympics and Paralympics. The Kuban regional branch of Rossiya television, citing witnesses, said three people

  • Russia moves to consolidate control over Crimea

    March 23, 2014 12:35 PM 23

    Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Pro-Russia demonstrations were planned for Sunday in Ukrainian cities, as Russian forces continued consolidating their control over Crimea over the weekend. But the shows of favor for Moscow are to take place outside the peninsula -- in cities in Ukraine's south and east, where there are many ethnic Russians. On Saturday, six Russian