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RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - A Nevada couple and four young children reported missing on Sunday in a remote mountain range northeast of Reno were found safe by rescue workers on Tuesday huddled in a canyon, a dispatch supervisor for the Pershing County Sheriff's Office said. The couple had taken the children, who range in age from 3 to 10, on an outing to an abandoned mining camp in the Seven Troughs range of northwestern Nevada on Sunday to play in the snow, authorities said. ...
The East Coast's first significant snowfall of the season dumped as much as 6 inches on northern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New England, according to the National Weather Service. By midday the storm had blown through Washington, D.C., where federal government offices were shut for the day, the Office of Personnel Management said. In neighboring Delaware, Governor Jack Markell announced state offices were shut and urged residents to stay off dangerously slick roads. "People were just sliding into one another." In Oklahoma, the medical examiner said winter weather was responsible for 11 deaths ranging from traffic accidents on icy roads to falling into icy waters.
At a hearing on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will examine if cockpit complacency caused an Asiana Airlines Inc's jetliner with 307 people aboard to crash land at San Francisco International Airport in July, killing three and injuring more than 180. Its 777 jetliner is a widely used, long-range aircraft that has logged nearly 5 million flights since it entered service in 1995 and holds the world record for distance by a commercial aircraft.
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma on Tuesday executed a man convicted of raping and murdering two elderly women in the 1980s, while Missouri appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to be allowed to proceed with an execution hours later. Ronald Clinton Lott, 53, was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Central Time (0006 GMT on Wednesday) after a lethal injection at a state prison in Oklahoma, state Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said. Lott was convicted of raping and killing Anna Laura Fowler, 83, in 1986 and Zelma Cutler, 90, in 1987 in their Oklahoma City homes after DNA evidence linked him to the crimes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma executed by lethal injection a 53-year-old man on Tuesday convicted of raping and killing two elderly women in 1986 and 1987 in their Oklahoma City homes. Ronald Clinton Lott was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Central Time (0006 GMT on Wednesday) at a state prison in McAlester, Oklahoma, state Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said. (Reporting by Heide Brandes; Writing by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand, suffocating the woman as teachers and students at a nearby school frantically tried to dig her out.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) ? A desperate search for a couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada's rugged mountains turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers guided in part by cellphone signals and footprints in the snow found them alive and well near their overturned Jeep.