Tests show big drop in toxicity of red sludge reaching Danube in Hungary; Death toll up to 7

Toxicity of Hungary’s red sludge flow drops

Danube weathers red sludge but some lab tests show high heavy metals; 2 more bodies found

2 more bodies found in Hungary’s red sludge

Danube weathers sludge torrent; lab tests show high toxic levels in red slurry

Hungary’s red sludge nearly equals Gulf oil spill

Greenpeace warns of arsenic, mercury levels in sludge that seeped out of Hungarian reservoir

Greenpeace: high arsenic, mercury levels in sludge

Toxic red sludge reaches the Danube, countries downstream test for damaging pollutants

Mighty Danube neutralizes toxic red sludge

10 people reported missing in Austria after their boats capsize during a rafting tour

Austria: 10 people missing after rafting accident

Thunderstorm cuts short star-studded opening of flashy Austrian AIDS gala

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Ash closes airports in Spain, Portugal, Italy, straddles trans-Atlantic routes

Ash closes airports in Spain, Portugal, Italy

Tempers fray as travelers embark on convoluted journeys to get out of Europe


British PM: UK to send Royal Navy warships to Britons stranded by ash cloud

UK to send warships to get stranded Britons

Aviation industry claims ‘no leadership’ in volcanic ash crisis from EU govts, blasts lockdown

Aviation industry blasts EU govts for lockdowns

Civil aviation authorities hold flight restrictions until early Tuesday

UK airspace restrictions in place until Tuesday

European Union says half of airspace may be free of ash Monday, half of normal flight may run

EU says half of normal flights may run Monday

European airlines fly test planes despite volcano ash danger; pressure rises to end flight ban

European airlines send up test flights despite ash

Luge officials aim to rebuild people’s trust in sport after fatal accident at Vancouver Games

Luge aims to rebuild its image after fatal crash

Luge leaders meet to study report on Nodar Kumaritashvili’s fatal crash at Vancouver Olympics

Luge leaders study Olympic fatal crash report

Austria says most of its Alpine glaciers still melting due to warm weather

Austrian glaciers melting due to warm weather

Scientists end experiments testing avalanche survival by burying pigs in snow

Scientists end experiments burying pigs in snow

Austrian activists protest experiments testing avalanche survival by burying pigs in snow

Activists protest experiments burying pigs in snow

Lindsey Vonn falls during 1st run of World Cup slalom won by Austria’s Marlies Schild

Vonn falls, Schild wins World Cup slalom

FLACHAU, Austria — Lindsey Vonn has fallen during the first run of a World Cup night slalom won by Marlies Schild of Austria.

After criticism about weight, Vonn pounds World Cup field with 3rd straight downhill victory

Vonn wins 3rd downhill in row, takes overall lead

Disabled residents killed, injured in Ohio bus-tanker crash were like family

Disabled victims in Ohio bus crash were tight-knit

Lindsey Vonn wins third straight World Cup downhill race to regain overall lead

Vonn wins World Cup downhill in Austria

HAUS IM ENNSTAL, Austria — Lindsey Vonn won her third straight World Cup downhill on Friday and regained the lead in the overall standings from Maria Riesch of Germany.