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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.
At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials said. The men were among a large party of Sherpas who left Everest base camp before dawn, carrying tents, food and ropes, in an early morning expedition ahead of the main climbing season starting later this month. "We have retrieved 12 bodies from the snow," Nepal tourism ministry official Dipendra Paudel told AFP in Kathmandu. One survivor said dozens of guides were on the move when the avalanche hit.