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In this July 16, 2013, photo is an aerial view of the coast and Pacific Ocean taken flying in to San Clemente Island, in San Diego. A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California with Marines and one Navy corpsman on board is under hundreds feet of water, making it impossible for divers to reach the landing craft and complicating rescue efforts for the missing troops, officials said Friday, July 31, 2020. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Search stretches on for 8 missing after Marine craft sinks

Aug. 1, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. “Literally every asset we have available" was...

FILE - U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade ride on their Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during the joint US-Philippines amphibious landing exercise Friday Oct.7, 2016 at Naval Education Training Command in San Antonio northwest of Manila, Philippines. A training accident off the coast of Southern California in an AAV similar to this one has taken the life of one Marine, injured two others and left eight missing Thursday, July 30, 2020. In a Friday morning tweet, the Marines say the accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts are underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search

Jul. 31, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts for eight missing troops, officials said Friday. Still the Marine Corps commandant, Gen. David...

FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Paralympian Angela Madsen, left, works with Los Angeles Unified School District students during Ready, Set, Gold! Day at Trinity Street Elementary in Los Angeles. A three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the Pacific Ocean last month, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Samsung/AP Images, File)

Crew makes ocean trip to recover deceased Paralympian's boat

Jul. 31, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailing crew embarked from Honolulu on a mission to locate and recover the boat of Paralympian who died during a solo attempt to row from California to Hawaii. The three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2005, file photo, lobster boats are tied to their moorings at Bailey Island, Maine. The state Marine Patrol says a woman has been killed in an apparent shark attack off the coast of Maine, a rare occurrence that has only been recorded once before in the state by an unprovoked shark. Marine Patrol says a witness saw the woman swimming Monday, July 27, 2020, off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

Swimmer killed in apparent shark attack off Maine coast

Jul. 27, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A woman was killed in an apparent shark attack off the coast of Maine on Monday, a rare occurrence that has only been recorded once before in the state by an unprovoked shark. Maine Marine Patrol said a witness saw the woman swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was...

In this July 23, 2020, image made by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard personnel rescue a commercial fisherman who was clinging to a cooler in the Gulf of Mexico after his boat capsized, days after evacuating a boy and his father from the same vessel, off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew dispatched from Air Station Clearwater found Robert Heart, 48, clinging to a cooler in 3 to 4-foot (1-1.2 meter) seas. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard makes two rescues from boat before it goes under

Jul. 24, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman who was clinging to a cooler in the Gulf of Mexico after his boat capsized, the day after evacuating a boy and his father from the same vessel. The agency received an emergency alert at 8:56 a.m. Thursday from the Jenny Lynn,...

Headlights from a line of cars shine at dusk as people evacuate the Spit in Homer, Alaska, following a powerful earthquake in the Aleutian Islands that prompted a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area of the state, and the tsunami warning was later canceled. (Pat Williams Russell via AP)

Powerful quake shakes Alaska towns, creates small tsunami

Jul. 22, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast shook sparsely populated coastal communities late Tuesday and prompted some residents to briefly flee to higher ground because of tsunami fears. There were no immediate reports of damage in the Alaska Peninsula and the...

Fire crews spray water from the dock onto the side of the USS Bonhomme Richard, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in San Diego. The battle to save the ship from a ravaging fire entered a third day in San Diego Bay on Tuesday with indications that the situation aboard the amphibious assault ship was improving. The U.S. Navy said in a statement late Monday that firefighters were making significant progress with the assistance of water drops by helicopters. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy: Progress on warship fire, but ship's fate uncertain

Jul. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marking significant progress, firefighters were able to move deeper inside the fire-engulfed USS Bonhomme Richard on Tuesday on their third day of battling the flames. But a top Navy official said it was too soon to say if the 23-year-old ship that is burning on opposite ends will be...

Suburban Seattle officers shot, 1 fatally; suspect arrested

Jul. 14, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Investigators said Tuesday they are looking into what prompted gunfire that left one police officer dead and another injured during an overnight pursuit in a Seattle suburb. The shooting occurred after Bothell police tried to pull over a black sedan about 9:40 p.m. Monday on State...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Coronavirus infections delay removal of capsized cargo ship

Jul. 9, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Coronavirus infections among the salvage crew are delaying plans to cut apart and remove a hulking cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia 10 months ago. Officials had hoped to start slicing the South Korean freighter Golden Ray into eight giant pieces in mid-July. Now some...

Boaters flag down authorities to a crashed seaplane near Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, July 5, 2020, south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The downed plane can be seen in the right side of the image. Two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes, the sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday night. (Stephanie Hammett/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Sheriff: At least 8 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Jul. 6, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. One of the aircraft was a float plane operated by Brooks Seaplane of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,...