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'American Idol': Judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez make it

Detroit Free Press: Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. somehow talked him into twerking before he sang, and he didn't do it very well. Then he sang. “Over the Rainbow,” completely out of the blue. He sang it well, too. But it wasn't till Urban ...
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Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.

Oso survivor:'Not only do you lose your wife but everything you own'

Mac McPherson is one of the few people buried by the Oso mudslide to live to tell about it. He now reflects on what he lost and where he stands 8 months later.

Restaurant Sort of Apologizes for Serving a ‘Roofie Colada’

That's a mudslide at best. A well-regarded gastropub in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island called the Phunky Elephant thought it'd be cute to take a cue from Family Guy and put a "Roofie Colada" on its drink menu . The name is obviously offensive, but so is the ingredient list: coffee ice cream, fried doughnuts, Kahlua, vanilla-flavored vodka, caramel, and chocolate syrup, all served in ...

Bank gives financial relief to families affected by Oso mudslide

HeraldNet: “Most people don't have the right insurance for a mudslide,” she said. “When we realized we didn't have mudslide coverage, we started to panic.” Kuntz's situation spurred her employer, Coastal Community Bank, to offer to help survivors by forgiving any ...

Palanivel has betrayed Cameron Highlands voters, says MIC man

An MIC branch chairman today accused party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel of betraying the trust of voters in Cameron Highlands by keeping quiet despite knowing about the illegal land clearing activities in the area. Taman Mujur MIC branch chairman V.T. Rajen said by keeping quiet, Palanivel had violated his oath of office and betrayed the...

Lessons learned from Oso mudslide response

North County Outlook: Communication between agencies and quicker mobilization are two of the biggest areas the state can improve in disaster response, according to those studying the March 22 Oso mudslide response. The Washington state senate Natural Resources and ...

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

KIRO Seattle: A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot ...

Flood, Mudslide Threat Returns to Sri Lanka, India Nearly a month after a deadly mudslide struck central Sri Lanka, the danger is returning this week. A slow-moving tropical disturbance will be responsible for expanding torrential rain across Sri Lanka and to southeastern India through Thursday. The ...



Prather Road Reopens Following Mudslide

Centralia Chronicle: A section of Prather Road in South Thurston County that was heavily damaged after a February mudslide reopened at noon Friday. On Feb. 18, a section of the road near Grunenfelder Road Southwest was closed after heavy rains caused a steep hillside to ...

Mudslide mitigation costs concern No. Salt Lake officials

Standard-Examiner: NORTH SALT LAKE — City officials are expected to outline a mitigation plan dealing with an August mudslide that crushed one home and forced evacuation of a neighborhood, and there are some initial concerns the proposal could cost the city millions of ...

Mudslide Surrounds Glendora Home During Overnight Storm

Mudslides, thunder and lightning, and hail storms were reported overnight as the fall storm moved through the region. The storm dropped much-needed rain across parts of the region Thursday night and into early Friday morning, but left at least one home ...

Mudslide strikes home in California area that saw wildfire this year

Reuters: The mudslide in Glendora occurred before dawn, overtopping a retaining wall the owners of the house built in their backyard and leaving a 4-foot-tall pile of mud resting against the back of the house and its garage, Los Angeles County Fire Department ...

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.

Mudslide strikes home in California area that saw wildfire this year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mudslide slammed into a house in a Southern California suburb on Friday where wildfires had left hilly terrain barren of trees and brush, prompting authorities to warn residents that more such landslides were likely in the near future. The mudslide in Glendora occurred before dawn, overtopping a retaining wall the owners of the house built in their backyard and leaving ...

Better response to disasters needed, panel on Oso told

OLYMPIA — Communities ripped asunder by the Oso mudslide are recovering, one tough day at a time. And state resources are still very much needed by families and businesses coping with the emotional and financial toll of the deadly March 22 landslide, civic leaders told a state Senate panel Thursday.


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