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Members of a rescue crew stand with a whale on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia's island state of Tasmania had died as rescuers managed to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation. (Brodie Weeding/Pool Photo via AP)

Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far

Sep. 22, 2020 5:15 AM EDT

HOBART, Australia (AP) — Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation, officials said Tuesday. The whales were discovered Monday on a beach and two sand...

Phoenix police: Suspects in stolen car nearly hit officer

Sep. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police are searching for two men in a stolen vehicle that rammed a patrol car right before an officer opened fire. They said a police officer was almost run over by a suspect in the stolen car. Officers on patrol discovered a stolen car in a convenience store parking lot about 6:30 a.m....

Body of missing Idaho hiker found 1,000 feet below Utah peak

Sep. 21, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Utah have discovered the body of a missing hiker on Sunday after he left Idaho a week earlier for a backpacking trip in the Uintas. The Summit County sheriff's office said Boise resident Kyle S. Wimpenny, 25, was found by multiple agencies who conducted a four-day...

Police pursue reckless driver, who fled after crashing SUV

Sep. 21, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police in Grand Forks are searching for the man who led officers on a pursuit after driving recklessly. Officers tried stopping the driver of an SUV for reckless driving Sunday about 8 p.m. But the driver took off and later crashed into some trees near the Budget Inn motel. ...

Rescuers look for survivors after a residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Thane district, a suburb of Mumbai, India, Monday, Sept.21, 2020. (AP Photo/Praful Gangurde)

At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India

Sep. 21, 2020 4:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many others, officials said. Around 20-25 people are feared to be trapped under the rubble of the four-story building in Maharashtra state that collapsed at...

Authorities: Missing hiker is found dead in Sandia Mountains

Sep. 20, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The body of a missing hiker has been found in the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque police said Sunday. They said the death of 40-year-old Gilbran Hernandez-Avila is being ruled as accidental. Police said the body was located Saturday. A missing person’s alert was issued for...

Florida trucker rescued from trailer wedged beneath overpass

Sep. 20, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials rescued a truck driver after his big rig got stuck under a Florida overpass Saturday when the trailer dramatically raised upright and became wedged perpendicular between the ground and the overpass. The Seminole County Fire Department posted a photo on social media...

Some of the 353 migrants rescued by Sea-Watch 4 look at an Italian Coast Guard boat as they wait to board the quarantine Ferry Gnv Allegra, in front of the port of Palermo, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Chris Grodotzki/Sea-Watch.org via AP)

Aid groups call Italy's blockade of rescue ship 'political'

Sep. 20, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch on Sunday condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of Palermo by Italian authorities after an 11-hour inspection. Philipp Hahn, head of the Sea-Watch 4 mission, called the justification...

Divers resume search for 5-year-old who fell in Harlem River

Sep. 20, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department divers resumed their search Sunday for a 5-year-old boy who climbed a tree and fell into the Harlem River. The boy was was with his family on Randall's Island for his brother's soccer practice when he fell into the water at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police said....

A woman uses an umbrella as she passes next to fallen trees during a storm at the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A powerful tropical-like storm named Ianos battered the western islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and Ithaki overnight, causing flash flooding, property damage, power outages, and road closures mostly from downed trees, police and local authorities said. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)

Greek flooding leaves 2 dead, 1 missing; 600 others rescued

Sep. 19, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A storm pounded parts of central Greece, creating flooding Saturday that killed two people, left 1 missing and forced emergency workers to rescue more than 600 people. Authorities identified the two victims as an elderly woman found dead in her flooded home in the region of Thessaly...