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Injured transient orca appears healthy near Washington state

Feb. 19, 2020 3:02 PM EST

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — An orca that injured its tail when its transient pod swam near Washington state in August now appears healthy, researchers said. Researchers from the Center of Whale Research confirmed they saw the killer whale named Jack swimming with his family north of the San Juan Islands...

In this July 25, 2019 photo, Ethiopian Tigray migrants stand in line as they are counted by smugglers after arriving to the coastal village of Ras al-Ara from Djibouti, in Lahj, Yemen. According to the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration the number of women making the trip jumped from nearly 15,000 in 2018 to more than 22,000 in 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Determined: Ethiopian female migrants risk all for Saudi

Feb. 14, 2020 6:14 AM EST

They are among the most vulnerable of the tens of thousands of migrants making the long and perilous trek from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia in search of jobs: Women and girls as young as 13. They endure hunger and exhaustion walking through deserts, the dangers of a sea crossing and, often, rape and torture at the...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, a woman with a teddy bear waves to another passenger quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Life on board the luxury cruise ship, which has dozens of cases of a new virus, can include fear, excitement and soul-crushing boredom, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a stream of tweets and YouTube videos. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

Feb. 13, 2020 5:37 PM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom. Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a...

Crews search river banks for missing kayaker

Feb. 10, 2020 11:21 AM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews were searching the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia on Monday for a missing kayaker, an official said. "The water is high, so we're doing what we can this morning," said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Lt. Brad McDougal told The...

Phone data leads to rescue of kayaker missing in Everglades

Feb. 4, 2020 6:49 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A kayaker who went missing during a solo trip in the Florida Everglades was found alive after his cell phone washed up on a riverbank and authorities were able to recover data showing where he'd been. A helicopter crew then spotted Mark Miele, 67, and led a marine unit to his location,...

In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Mandela van Eeden shows students at Ovando School, a didjeridu during a presentation in Ovando, Mont. Van Eeden hosts an adventure and travel radio series featuring interviews with people from around the world. (Tom Bauer/The Missoulian via AP)

Radio host inspires global awareness by sharing stories

Feb. 2, 2020 11:44 AM EST

OVANDO, Mont. (AP) — At a small school in rural western Montana, Mandela van Eeden stood at the front of a classroom, pointing to Australia on a large world map. On a table beside her sat several large, tree-like wooden tubes, all unique in shape and color. Seven students, the entirety of the rural Ovando...

Parents sue after daughter sickened in Sisseton pool

Jan. 30, 2020 10:24 AM EST

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota parents are suing the City of Sisseton and others, claiming their young daughter got sick after swimming in the local pool and suffered permanent kidney damage. A federal lawsuit filed by Christopher and Katie Cameron of West Fargo says the 8-year-old girl was...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass prior the launch of Soyuz MS-12 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.  Koch told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, her 319th consecutive day in space _ that taking part in the first all-female spacewalk was the highlight of her mission. She's been living on the International Space Station since March and returns to Earth on Feb. 6, landing in Kazakhstan with two colleagues aboard a Russian capsule.  (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

Jan. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA astronaut Christina Koch told The Associated Press on Tuesday — her 319th...

Funeral set for toddler found unresponsive in family pool

Jan. 28, 2020 1:30 AM EST

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) — A celebration of life is being planned for a toddler who died after falling into a family's indoor swimming pool in Friendship. The event honoring the short life of 14-month-old Marshall "Rocco" Perfetto will be held Wednesday evening at First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. The boy...

Large sewage spill in Bremerton prompts alert

Jan. 24, 2020 9:32 PM EST

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A large sewage spill in Bremerton has prompted a warning for people to stay out of Sinclair Inlet and the Port Washington Narrows until Wednesday. Just over 82,000 gallons spilled Thursday from Bremerton Public Works, prompting the no-contact advisory, KOMO-TV reported. Not that...