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Coast Guard swimmer pulls body from car above Niagara Falls

Dec. 08, 2021 22:30 PM EST

(AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew braved poor visibility and frigid rapids to reach a car partly submerged in water near the brink of Niagara Falls, then lowered a rescue swimmer on a hoist who pulled out the woman trapped inside. She did not survive. Video...

62-year-old woman rescued after car goes into Fox River

Dec. 08, 2021 20:06 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — Authorities rescued a 62-year-old woman from the Fox River in suburban Chicago on Wednesday after her car left a roadway and landed in the water. First responders found a four-door sedan partially submerged in the river approximately 25 feet from the river...

Authorities: Woman arrested for trying to drown son in canal

Dec. 08, 2021 19:24 PM EST

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to kill her 4-year-old son, smothering him on a muddy embankment of an irrigation canal and then submerging herself and the boy into 5 feet of water when an officer arrived, authorities said Wednesday. ...

Death toll in French apartment blast reaches 3; search over

Dec. 08, 2021 12:59 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers retrieved two more bodies Wednesday from the rubble of an apartment building in southern France that collapsed in a suspected gas explosion, bringing the overall death toll to three. The local fire department said it called off the search since no one...

Rain, lava from Indonesian volcano hamper search for missing

Dec. 08, 2021 09:37 AM EST

LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) — Heavy rains and torrents of hot lava and mud sliding down an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Java island have put search and rescue operations for more than a dozen missing on hold, officials said Wednesday. Mount Semeru erupted on Saturday, killing at...

1 wounded when man opens fire inside Texas shopping mall

Dec. 08, 2021 08:41 AM EST

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas searched Wednesday for a man who opened fire inside a shopping mall, wounding one person, authorities said. Officers responded to the Killeen Mall at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday after shots were fired, Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble said. One...

Woman held for allegedly trying to drown boy in canal

Dec. 07, 2021 23:21 PM EST

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to drown a 4-year-old boy in a Northern California irrigation canal before he was rescued, authorities said Tuesday. A California Highway Patrol officer jumped into the canal in Yuba County Monday and pulled...

Coast Guard searches for woman who reportedly fell off ferry

Dec. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a woman who reportedly fell off a ferry in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Other passengers on the ferry from Bristol to Prudence Island reported seeing the woman fall overboard at about 6 p.m. Monday, Bristol Fire...

Blast levels French building; at least 1 dead, baby found

Dec. 07, 2021 08:22 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but rescued his baby and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion on southern France's Mediterranean coast. Two other people are missing. ...

Indonesian leader visits eruption survivors, vows to rebuild

Dec. 07, 2021 08:13 AM EST

LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president on Tuesday visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed at least 34 people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. Clouds of hot ash shot high into the sky and an...