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Workers had cut a tree apart and work to free a truck on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Millvale, Pa. A landslide on Friday caused trees and concrete stored on top of the hill to tumble onto a business below in the Pittsburgh suburb. Area roads are closed and authorities warn more closing and flooding may be coming with the weekend's continuing rains. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 24, 2018 - 3:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landslides outside of Pittsburgh have damaged vehicles, closed roads and even caused a home evacuation after debris slid down a slope against the house. Authorities are warning that more may be coming with the weekend's wet weather. Allegheny County officials said Saturday a...
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February 24, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say human remains have been found after an early morning fire in a shed at a northeastern Pennsylvania mobile home park. State police say Plains Township firefighters were called to the Pocono Trailer Park at about 5 a.m. Saturday. Police say unidentified human...
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This photo released on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a young man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 3:09 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a...
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Fans wait before the semifinal round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the Czech Republic at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 24, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has left a decision on whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family after...
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February 24, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff. ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord says 21 staff members have resigned or been fired since 2015 after violating policy by paying for sexual...
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February 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — BB&T says its customer service system has "substantially recovered" after an outage which impacted thousands of customers. Spokesman Brian Davis said in a statement on Saturday that the bank was making significant progress to repair problems blamed on an equipment...
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February 24, 2018 - 1:31 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested two migrant traffickers who were transporting 14 undocumented Syrians, eight of them children. The arrests of a 21-year-old Syrian and a 24-year-old Iraqi took place Friday near Greece's northeastern border with Turkey but were...
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February 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two car bomb explosions killed at least six people and wounded 43 others including civilians on Saturday in Yemen's southern city of Aden, security officials and witnesses said, in an attack later claimed by the extremist Islamic State group. The explosions targeted the site of...
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Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
February 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected. Young viewers are flocking to their devices...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, protesters picket the Senate at the start of the probe in the death of an overseas worker in Kuwait, Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
February 24, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday. The Feb. 6 discovery of Joanna Demafelis's body in the apartment in Kuwait City, where...
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