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Crews work at the Oso mudslide site on March 29, 2014 in Oso, Washington. (credit: David Ryder/Getty Images)

Confirmed Dead In Washington Mudslide Rises To 21

Authorities say the number of people who have been confirmed dead from the mudslide in Washington state has increased from 18 to 21.

03/30/2014

An avalanche dog searches during a training exercise  in the French Alps.  (JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Oregon Avalanche Victims Named

The 2 men killed in the Oregon avalanche were a guide and his client.

02/14/2014

Drugged driving accounted for more than 28 percent of traffic deaths in 2010, which is 16 percent more than it was in 1999. (Getty Images)

Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

Research finds marijuana is playing a significant role in fatal traffic accidents.

02/04/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Sentenced To Probation For Driving Into Leaf Pile And Killing Girls Playing In It

A 19-year-old Oregon woman who drove an SUV into a leaf pile, killing two young girls playing in it, has been sentenced to three years of probation.

01/31/2014

File photo of Mount McKinley. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Alaska Officials Halt Search For Japanese Climbers

The search for four Japanese climbers who were caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley has been called off, with authorities calling the site their final resting place.

06/18/2012