39 killed by mudslides in Mexico, Javier aims for Baja

Tropical Storm Javier pushed closer to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula Monday, while the death toll from former Hurricane Earl rose to 39 in the country's eastern mountains.

Communities in two states were digging out from weekend mudslides during heavy rains brought by remnants of Earl, which slammed into Mexico's Gulf coast.

Javier was expected to brush Cabo San Lucas late Monday and continue raking the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula.

Javier was located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Cabo San Lucas early Monday . . .

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