Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

BARBABLANCA, Peru (AP) -- Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village. The mud slid into windows, covering carefully made beds and school desks. It buried fields filled with avocado trees and the village's prized ripe green cherimoya fruit. It left Barbablanca's hydroelectric plant an enclosure of metal rods planted in a blanket of sludge.

Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a sasquatch

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports ( ) that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch.

Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South

An apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said. The storm destroyed the Ringgold Assembly of God Church in Ringgold, Louisiana, late Friday night, the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday. No injuries were reported. The National Weather Service planned damage surveys to confirm whether a tornado struck the church.

Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates.

Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier -- a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue.

Investigation of fire in NC's capital city continues

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities have finished collecting and documenting evidence from a fire that destroyed an apartment complex that was under construction in Raleigh, but their investigation in the cause of the blaze continues. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Response said in a news release Friday that investigators have completed processing the physical scene of the fire at the Metropolitan apartment complex on March 16.

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway," Ford told an air traffic controller shortly after the near-miss on Feb.

Melee in court in case tied to 'Real Housewives' guest

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- A melee broke out Friday at a hearing for a pair charged in the deaths of two men found in a burning car owned by a woman who often appears on "Real Housewives of New Jersey." Clarence Williams and Gerry Thomas, in court for a detention hearing, were ordered held without bail when the brawl broke out.

2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole site

FRASER, Mich. (AP) -- Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit. Three houses had to be condemned in Fraser and a major road has been closed. Macomb County Public Works spokesman Dan Heaton says one of those homes was demolished on Friday and the other is expected to be torn down on Monday.

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament

LONDON (AP) -- The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. The dead were a British policeman stabbed to death, an American tourist celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary, a British school administrator adored in the Spanish town where she spent summer vacations with her family, and a retired window cleaner. The injured came from 12 countries.

Maine's cod fishermen have worst year in history

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) -- The cod isn't so sacred in Maine anymore. The fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of the state's fishing industry, but state records show 2016 was historically bad. Fishermen brought less than 170,000 pounds (77,110 kilograms) of the fish to land in Maine last year. That was below the previous record low of 250,000 pounds (113,398 kilograms) a year earlier.

Teen burned in January fire in Spartanburg County dies

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Spartanburg County officials say a teen burned in a fire in January has died. Coroner Charles Clevenger said in a news release Friday morning that 14-year-old Abby Lynn Sampson of Inman died at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia. The girl, her two brothers and her father were all hurt in a fire at their home Jan. 29. Clevenger says the teen died Thursday morning.

Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean. Video footage on the DHA outlet in Turkey showed a half-dozen covered bodies that were laid out near ambulances.

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.

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All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 (AP) -- Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences. So Maryland's coach decided to have the Terrapins take the train instead of a bus to Connecticut on Thursday for the NCAA Tournament regional. "So many of them had never ridden the train before and it was an opportunity to let them have a new exciting adventure," Frese said aboard the Northeast Regional train to Bridgeport.

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband. The furious mudslide that had swept away the Peruvian family's pigs and cows was quickly pulling her in too. "I can't anymore," she told him. "Have strength!" he urged her.

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. The dog's owner, 35-year-old Crystal Lamirande, had just returned to her Santa Monica apartment Tuesday when a neighbor yelled there was a fire. Lamirande says she frantically tried to save her dog, a 10-year-old Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu named Nalu (NAH'-loo).

Jerzeez Diner owners admit setting fire for insurance money

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) -- The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance. Sussex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Tina Diakos and 40-year-old Ozkan Cengiz pleaded guilty to arson on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair said business at the Jerzeez Diner in Vernon was not doing well so they drove from their home in Butler and set it on fire in March 2016. No one was injured.

Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, a spokesman for the World Food Program said in Johannesburg Thursday, responding to questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $10 billion in foreign aid.