LIndsey Vonn of the US competes during the women's super-G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Feb. 8. Challenged by a head injury during training in Austria last week, Ms. Vonn finished 7th. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Julia Mancuso of the US competes on her way to clinch the silver medal in the women's super-G on Feb. 8. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Austria's Elisabeth Goergl speeds down the course on her way to win the women's super-G on Feb. 8. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Elisabeth Goergl (c.), winner of the women's super-G race, celebrates on the podium with silver medalist Julia Mancuso (l.) and bronze medal winner Maria Riesch of Germany on Feb. 8. Matthias Schrader/AP
Silver medal winner Julia Mancuso poses with her super-G silver medal during the medal ceremony on Feb. 8. Matthias Schrader/AP
Croatia's Ivica Kostelic speeds down the course during the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Michael Probst/AP
Austria's Hannes Reichelt looks at the score board after crossing the finish line during the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Matthias Schrader/AP
Italy's Christof Innerhofer races in the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Michael Probst/AP
Winner Christof Innerhofer (c.) celebrates on the podium with second-placed Hannes Reichelt (l.) and third-placed Ivica Kostelic after the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Kerstin Joensson/AP
Hannes Reichelt celebrates during the flower ceremony after the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Matthias Schrader/AP
The sinkings would raise the total number of migrants killed while risking a perilous journey on the sea to about 2,900 in 2014, according to estimates from the International Organization for Migration and other officials.
ByJohn Heilprin, Associated Press
This year is on track to become the deadliest year ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea: Migration officials say they fear 700 more people fleeing Africa for Europe have died in two separate boat wrecks during the past week — the same amount as were killed during all of last year.