Mountains

March 30, 2017 - 4:46 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — An agreement has been reached for a giant telescope to be built in Spain's Canary Islands if it cannot be put atop a Hawaii mountain. Telescope builder TMT International Observatory says Hawaii's Mauna Kea remains the preferred location for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope...
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March 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mountain rescuers have found five bodies with the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared on a flight from England to Ireland, British police said Thursday. The privately-owned Twin Squirrel chopper failed to arrive in Dublin as scheduled after taking off Wednesday from Luton...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say mountain rescuers have found five bodies with the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared on a flight from England to Ireland. The privately-owned Twin Squirrel chopper failed to arrive in Dublin as scheduled after taking off Wednesday from Luton airport near...
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March 20, 2017 - 6:42 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA UPDATE: Hearings to begin on alleged Russian election hacking; Trump comments WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey and NSA director Michael Rogers are expected to testify today at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Russian interference into the U.S. presidential election. Also of...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:39 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT Senate hearings get underway on Trump Supreme Court pick WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate hearings begin this morning for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the man President Donald Trump wants to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died more than a year ago. Gorsuch is a...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Austria Press Agency says that three mountain climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps and authorities are trying to locate a man still missing. The report, citing police, says that the climbers had been part of an eight-person group when the avalanche hit at...
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March 05, 2017 - 11:50 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP-INVESTIGATION Congress to add wiretapping claim to probes of Russia's election actions WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress should expand its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include President Donald Trump's claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower by...
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In this Feb. 8, 2017 photo, author Ed Maliskas stands in the performers' dressing room of a dance hall in Dargan, Md., that hosted dozens of black performers including James Brown, Ray Charles, Etta James and Otis Redding during the racially segregated 1950s and early '60s. The hall stands on the same property as the house where abolitionist John Brown launched his 1859 seizure of a federal armory. The Black Elks, the African-American fraternal organization that built the dance hall, sold the Maryland property in 1966, seven months after James Brown starred in the final show. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 18, 2017 - 11:16 am
DARGAN, Md. (AP) — From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-century farmstead in the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland. The John Brown connection is well known. The restored log farmhouse near Dargan is where the abolitionist...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2013 file photo, fire-promoting beetle-killed trees mix with live trees as a wildfire burns west of Creede, Colo. Foresters say the number of standing dead trees in Colorado is increasing steadily, threatening to make wildfires worse and to degrade vital water supplies that flow from forested mountains. The Colorado State Forest Service said Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 that the state has an estimated 834 million standing dead trees, up nearly 30 percent from seven years ago. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 15, 2017 - 7:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday. Roughly one in every 14 standing trees in the state's forests is...
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A helicopter kicks up dust as it lands at a staging area near the Oroville Dam on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. State officials have discussed using helicopters to drop loads of rock on the damaged emergency spillway of the dam. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 14, 2017 - 2:52 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lake Oroville and its dam in Northern California are critical components in California's complex water-delivery system. Damage to spillways that are used to drop water levels in the lake and relieve pressure on the dam prompted evacuation orders covering nearly 200,000 people...
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