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Reports: Six Survivors Found in Italy Avalanche


Hemera/Thinkstock(FARINDOLA, Italy) — Six people have been found alive in the rubble of an Italy hotel that collapsed after being buried by an avalanche on Wednesday, according to local news agencies.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Four Detainees Transferred from Guantanamo on Last Full Day of Obama's Presidenc


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — On the final full day of the Obama administration, four detainees at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, leaving 41 detainees still at the facility that the Obama administration unsuccessfully sought to close.In a statement issued late Thursday, the Department of Defense announced that Ravil Mingazov, Haji Wali Muhammed, and Yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim w

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Arrives in US, Due in Brooklyn Court Friday


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured last year after six months on the run, arrived in the U.S. Thursday night just hours after the Mexican attorney general's office confirmed he was being extradited to the United States, the Department of Justice announced.Guzman arrived around 9:30 p.m. at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., located about 50 miles east of Manhattan, where he was met by dozens of law enforcement perso

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Being Extradited to the US


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured after six months on the run last year, is being extradited to the United States, a spokesperson for the Mexican attorney general confirmed to ABC News.The spokesperson would not confirm where in the U.S. El Chapo is headed, citing security concerns. He is currently en route, the spokesperson said.In June, Guzman's pending extradition was suspended until a judge could make a decision on the appeal f

"Shark Tank" Star Enters Politics: 'People Want Different Kind of Leadership'


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Kevin O'Leary, the former reality TV star who rose to fame on ABC's Shark Tank, explained on Good Morning America Thursday why he has decided to run for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada."You know, I'm not a politician," O'Leary said. "I don't owe anybody any favors. I've never been involved in politics and if you're watching what's happening all around the world, it's not politics as usual anymore. People want different kind of leadership. They want someone whose

B-2 Bombers Strike ISIS Camps in Libya


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials confirm that two U.S. Air Force stealth B-2 bombers struck multiple ISIS camps in Libya 28 miles south of the city of Sirte Wednesday night. One official called the airstrikes "a huge success," with more than 80 ISIS fighters killed.One official told ABC News the airstrikes targeted between 80 and 100 ISIS fighters in multiple camps south of the coastal city of Sirte that had once been an ISIS stronghold in Libya.Many of the ISIS fighters in t

Over 20 Feared Trapped After Avalanche Buries Hotel in Italy


Hemera/Thinkstock(FARINDOLA, Italy) — An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy after a series of earthquakes shook the area Wednesday.Rescuers are struggling to get their emergency vehicles through the snow to Hotel Rigopiano on the Gran Sasso mountain, about 30 miles from the coastal city of Pescara.Rescuers on skis arrived overnight and have saved two people so far, but more than 20 people are believed to be trapped under rubble and snow. Rescuers

Two Killed in Clashes Over Demolition of Arab Bedouin Village in Israel


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --One policeman and one villager was killed Wednesday in clashes in the Arab Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in Israel before a planned demolition operation.The clashes broke out between Israeli police and the Arab villagers as Israeli authorities prepared to demolish several structures that the government says are illegal constructions.The villagers of Umm al-Hiran are Israeli citizens and members of a Bedouin tribe who have lived on the same plot of land since the l

Deaths Mounting After 'Accidental Bombing' of Nigerian Refugee Camp


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The death toll continues to rise from Tuesday's airstrike on a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria, which the country has called a "regrettable operational mistake."The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said at least six of its volunteers were among those killed and 13 others were wounded, though the global humanitarian network said both figures may rise in the coming hours and days. In addition to its aid staff, the International Red Cross and

NASA Data Shows 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record Globally


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Temperatures on Earth were the warmest in 2016 since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, boosting the argument shared by many climate scientists that our planet is changing in significant ways.The year 2016 was the third consecutive year to set a new record for global average surface temperatures, and far exceeded the temperature mark set in 2015, scientists said Wed

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