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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Moussa Sissoko, of Mali, left, helps build an igloo with Davide Midali, owner of an igloo village in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. The local hotel now houses about 80 African asylum-seekers who were assigned to live there, but those migrants have 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 - 10:57 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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February 08, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police and forest rangers are searching Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who was last seen by his skiing party Wednesday afternoon. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the Whiteface ski center, is...
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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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FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia. Gambia's new president has said that economic recovery will take time after the West African nation's former leader left it in tatters, and the government is working to restore confidence with its residents and development partners. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:00 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was "like carrying a mountain" and that stabilizing the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatters. In an interview with The Associated Press, President Adama Barrow said the government of this...
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CORRECTS YEAR - In this photo released by Pakistan Alpine Federation, rescued French climber Elisabeth Revol, left, poses for photographer with Karrar Haidri, a senior official in the Pakistan Alpine Federation, at a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. A Pakistani official says the French climber who was rescued from a Himalayan peak amid bad weather has returned home. (Pakistan Alpine Federation via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 8:21 am
PARIS (AP) — The French mountain climber who was rescued from a Himalayan peak where her climbing partner is presumed to have died was still recovering in a French hospital on Wednesday. Elisabeth Revol has returned to France after she was rescued Sunday from Nanga Parbat mountain — the world's...
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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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A United States Park Police officer, center, locks a gate leading to a Statue of Liberty ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 12:03 pm
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty...
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January 14, 2018 - 9:06 am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Ninety-one New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division will be deployed to Iraq. The Army announced this week that members of the Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division Headquarters will be deployed this spring to help support Iraqi Security...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, firefighters gather in front of a residential area as a wildfire burns along the 101 Freeway in Ventura, Calif. The largest wildfire on record in California, the Thomas fire, was declared contained on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 12, 2018 - 10:10 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 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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