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In this image made from video taken on March 21, 2019, storm evacuees board an Australian Defence Force C-130 plane preparing to take off from Borroloola, Australia. Two powerful cyclones are spinning toward Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory ahead of strong winds, mountainous waves and flooding rain. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains

Associated Press

The vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who've stayed in the area.

A couple embraces as the sun breaks through the clouds and illuminates part of the slide site during the Oso Mudslide Remembrance Ceremony, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Oso, Wash. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

Memorial sculpture dedicated 5 years after Oso slide

Associated Press

Five years after the deadliest landslide in U.S. history decimated a community northeast of Seattle residents Gail and Ron Thompson unveiled a bronze sculpture of mailboxes that were at the entrance to the Oso neighborhood.

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, right, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Cohen, the head of the watchdog organization, on Friday, March 22, 2019, announced his resignation to staff. A spokesman for the organization said he could not comment on personnel matters. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Watchdog group's leader steps down after founder's firing

- Associated Press

The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups.