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B.C. police searching for 2 missing, investigating murders

Jul. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia. Canadian police said Monday they were searching for two men whose burning car was discovered on Friday about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Dease...

Police: Remains in store were those of man missing since '09

Jul. 22, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the remains of a western Iowa man who was reported missing in 2009 were found this year inside a closed supermarket where he'd worked. The Council Bluffs Police Department said in a news release Monday that the man's been identified through DNA analysis as...

Missing Polish boy's body found; dead father only suspect

Jul. 22, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland say the father of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found over the weekend is the sole suspect in the child's slaying. The father was killed after he threw himself under a train on July 10, the same day Dawid Zukowski's mother reported her son missing. The parents...

Indiana police identify body of Detroit woman found in 1999

Jul. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her "suspicious" death. The Steuben County Sheriff's Department said they followed hundreds of leads to try to identify the woman over two...

Police: Young Texas mom missing since concert last weekend

Jul. 21, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas are looking for a 29-year-old mother who hasn't been seen since going on a date last weekend. El Paso police issued a missing person alert late Thursday describing Erika Andrea Gaytan as "endangered." Television station KFOX reports that she made several Facebook...

Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says

Jul. 20, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A genetics expert retained by the family of a girl who went missing in 1983 said Saturday that a cavernous underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals, both "adult and non-adult." The expert, Giorgio Portera, said the...

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12

Jul. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has risen to 12 in a gas plant explosion in central China, authorities said Saturday. Another 13 people were seriously injured and three others remained missing, China's Ministry of Emergency Management said. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three...

2 workers die after being trapped in grain silo

Jul. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain. The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo. A Toledo fire department spokesman says rescue crews spent nearly two hours trying to...

Aid group says 1 dead, 6 seized in Nigeria extremist ambush

Jul. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An international aid group says a driver is dead and six people are missing after suspected extremists ambushed a convoy in northeastern Nigeria. An Action Against Hunger statement says the convoy was heading to the border community of Damasak on Thursday when the ambush occurred....

Ex-Illinois student's life spared in killing of scholar

Jul. 18, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student was spared the death penalty Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old scholar from China. Her parents, disappointed he was not sentenced to death, publicly begged for the killer to reveal where her...