Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17, 48 missing

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. Seventeen people were confirmed dead and eight others were missing.


  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ , Associated Press

Poverty, segregation persist in US schools, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

BERLIN (AP) — Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday.


  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms.


  • Written by By DAVID McFADDEN and CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press

Trump: 'Unlikely' he'd submit to a Russia probe interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press