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Wreck of the last ship of famed Anglo-Irish explorer Shackleton found off the coast of Canada

Jun. 12, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — The wreck of the last ship belonging to Sir Ernest Shackleton, a famous Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica, has been found off the coast of Labrador in Canada, 62 years after it went missing. The wreck was found by an international team led by the Royal...

More than 80 passengers killed in the latest boat accident in Congo

Jun. 12, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A boat carrying more than 270 passengers has capsized on a river near Congo's capital of Kinshasa, leaving more than 80 dead, President Félix Tshisekedi said Wednesday. It was the latest deadly boat accident in the central African country where overloading...

A helicopter has crashed with 3 on board in southeastern China

Jun. 12, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A helicopter crashed in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province and three people on board were missing Wednesday, state media reported. The helicopter crashed at around 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) in Huanggang township, Shangrao city, according to local authorities quoted by...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 12, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 8, 2024. Editorial: Cold-hearted Florida, tossing kids off KidCare To appreciate just how little the state of Florida cares for its children, look no further than the state’s arguments for kicking more kids off KidCare, a low-cost...

Truck hauling 150 pigs overturns on Ohio interstate

Jun. 11, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A truck hauling more than 150 pigs overturned on an Ohio interstate highway ramp Tuesday, seriously injuring the driver and killing dozens of the animals, state troopers said. Authorities corralled the pigs that got loose onto Interstate 70, but roughly half...

Malawi's vice president and 9 others are confirmed dead after their plane's wreckage is found

Jun. 11, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine other people died when the small military plane they were traveling in crashed in bad weather in a mountainous region in the north of the country, the president said Tuesday. Chilima was 51. President Lazarus...

As Congress investigates the Osprey, families balance grief with pilots' love for the warplane

Jun. 11, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The V-22 Osprey that crashed off the coast of Japan last year brought the aircraft's safety record back under scrutiny — but this time without one of its most vocal defenders. Air Force Maj. Jeff Hoernemann piloted the Osprey for more than a decade. Each time a...

Malawi's vice president and 9 others have died in a plane crash, the president says

Jun. 11, 2024 06:42 AM EDT
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's vice president and 9 others have died in a plane crash, the president says.

2 teens are killed when a bedroom wall collapses after heavy rains on an island in El Salvador

Jun. 10, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two teenagers were killed by a landslide during heavy rains early on Monday, when their bedroom wall collapsed on an island in El Salvador, authorities said. The landslide took place on the Meanguera del Golfo island in the Gulf of Fonseca. The...

US OPEN '24: Payne Stewart indelibly linked to Pinehurst

Jun. 08, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

Pinehurst No. 2 in the sandhills region of North Carolina has 117 years of golf history behind it. That includes a PGA Championship not many remember, a Ryder Cup before anyone cared and one U.S. Open champion no one can forget. No trip to Pinehurst No. 2 is complete without posing...