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Iowa man drowns while helping rescue child from river

Aug. 07, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Iowa man drowned in the Iowa River while helping rescue an 8-year-old child from the river. The Johnson County Sheriff's office said Wegayewu Faris of Coralville and a kayaker “were instrumental in saving the life of the 8-year-old...

Coast Guard: 2 dead, 5 missing after migrant boat capsizes

Aug. 06, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued, the Coast Guard said in a news release...

4 killed in Ohio neighborhood; authorities launch manhunt

Aug. 06, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Four people were fatally shot in an Ohio neighborhood, authorities said Saturday as they searched for a man who is believed to be armed and dangerous. Police in Montgomery County's Butler Township said officers were called to the area shortly before noon Friday...

Report details wreckage of fatal New Mexico helicopter crash

Aug. 05, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal transportation authorities said Friday that a helicopter returning home from a firefighting mission made a rapid descent without making any turns before plowing into the ground last month, killing the four first responders onboard. Investigators...

Mall of America reopens following shooting and lockdown

Aug. 05, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America reopened Friday as police search for two people involved in a shooting inside the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex that sent some shoppers running for cover. Bloomington police say no one was struck by the gunfire Thursday...

14 die in fire at pub in Thailand, many critically injured

Aug. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen people were killed and dozens badly injured when a fire broke out early Friday at a crowded music pub in eastern Thailand, police and rescue workers said. At least a dozen survivors were in critical condition. Videos on social media showed thick black smoke...

Water becomes needed commodity in flood-ravaged Kentucky

Aug. 04, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — National Guard soldiers rushed to distribute bottled water to flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky as forecasters warned of more rain coming to the region. In the days since historic flooding swamped the Appalachian region, the availability of water surfaced as a big...

Lightning kills 1 at remote Wyoming outdoors educator event

Aug. 04, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A lightning strike at an outdoors educator course in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming killed one student and injured another, officials said Thursday. The group with the National Outdoor Leadership School was just days into their trip and had set up...

Efforts intensify to reach 10 trapped coal miners in Mexico

Aug. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SABINAS, Mexico (AP) — Efforts to rescue 10 miners trapped in a collapsed and flooded coal mine in northern Mexico intensified Thursday with hundreds of people involved in the operation, authorities said. The collapse occurred after the miners breached a neighboring area filled...

Gabby Petito's legacy: $100K for domestic violence hotline

Aug. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in hindsight, Nichole Schmidt can't be sure if anything could have been done to save her daughter Gabby Petito from a messy and violent relationship that ended in murder nearly a year ago in the western wilderness. But there is work to do, she said, to keep...