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Migrants dry their clothes aboard a tourist boats some 20 kilometers from Malta, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels, bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. Rescued from human traffickers’ unseaworthy boats in several operations in the central Mediterranean since late April, the migrants, along with the Maltese government, are waiting for European Union countries to offer to take them. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)

Rescued migrants stranded on chartered Maltese tourist boats

Jun. 3, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. But for them, it's no pleasure, only uncertainty over their fate and they aren’t cruising anywhere. Rescued from human traffickers’ unseaworthy...

Rescue personnel searching for lost tuber on Colorado River

Jun. 2, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for a man who was reported missing after he was last seen on an inner tube on the Colorado River. A man in his 30s was seen near Radium in Grand County around 2 p.m. Sunday, KMGH-TV reports. People in the area contacted the Grand County Communication Center about a...

Indian villagers take shelters inside cement pipes as their houses are submerged in flood waters on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Pre-monsoon rains have caused rivers to flood in large parts of Assam. The state's main river, Brahmaputra, and its many tributaries flood heavily each year, forcing many to take shelter on higher ground. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Mudslides bury homes in northeast India; 20 dead, 7 injured

Jun. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Three mudslides triggered by overnight rains buried homes in northeastern India’s Assam state, killing 20 people and injuring at least seven others, authorities said Tuesday. Seven of the victims were members of a single family, said M.S. Manivannan, head of the state disaster...

2 rescued after small plane crashes off Florida Keys

Jun. 1, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A helicopter crew from Naval Air Station Key West rescued two people Monday after their small plane crashed into the ocean, officials said. The crew found the man and woman shortly before noon about 30 miles (48 kilometres) north of the Navy's Boca Chica Field, according to a Facebook...

Man missing after boat capsizes in Washington state river

Jun. 1, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities were searching for a missing man after a boat capsized in a river as a result of strong winds. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the small fishing boat overturned and three men were thrown into the Palouse River around 6 p.m. Saturday, KEPR-TV...

2 drown in Merrimack River in Canterbury

May. 31, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — Search crews on Sunday recovered the bodies of a man and woman who drowned in the Merrimack River in Canterbury. The New Hampshire State Police received a 911 call Saturday around 7:46 p.m. reporting people in the water who appeared to be struggling. Four people had been in the...

Boy found unresponsive in river; flown to Boston hospital

May. 31, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

ROLLINSFORD, N.H. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a New Hampshire river after an hours-long search on Saturday. The boy was taken to the hospital and then flown to a Boston hospital, New Hampshire state police said. The boy and his family had been visiting Salmon Falls River...

Body of missing swimmer found after water search in Dennis

May. 31, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — The body of a missing 15-year-old swimmer was recovered late Saturday night in Dennis after the boy went underwater and did not resurface, firefighters said. The U.S. Coast Guard, Dennis police and firefighters searched for the boy after police received a call about a possible...

Man struck and killed trying to rescue turtle on interstate

May. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle Friday on an interstate highway in southeastern Wisconsin was struck and killed by a semi-trailer driver who then fled the scene, authorities said. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver of the tow truck stopped with its lights on to...

El Dorado County searching for 3 young men swept into river

May. 29, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities are searching for three men who were reportedly swept into a river in remote El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said Friday that they were called Thursday afternoon to an area of the Cosumnes River. Dive teams, a helicopter and...