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8 more bodies found in Kashmir tunnel collapse, toll at 9

May. 21, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of eight more workers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said, taking the death toll to nine after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway tunnel system that...

North Carolina police officer saves autistic child in creek

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer is being hailed for saving a 4-year-old autistic boy who authorities say was “up to his shoulders” in a fast-moving creek. The Sylva Police Department says on its Facebook page that the parents of the child called this week to...

CMP crew to the rescue: Workers help save 2 from fire

May. 20, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Three Central Maine Power workers who smelled smoke and decided to investigate are being credited with helping to save a mother and son from a burning home in Richmond, officials say. Adam Douin, Jeff Dyer Jr., and Carl Urquhart were wrapping up their shift...

Cyprus drills hone skills on evacuations from conflict zones

May. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Seven countries including the U.S., France, Italy, Israel and Greece have taken part in an series of drills in and around Cyprus designed to ease civilian evacuations from conflict zones and to conduct offshore rescue operations, amid a renewed sense of urgency due to the...

1 found dead, 9 missing after tunnel collapses in Kashmir

May. 20, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers have found the body of one worker in Indian-controlled Kashmir after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region and are continuing to search for nine others who are trapped, officials said Friday. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway...

Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van

May. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County...

Volunteer group suspends Mississippi River search for girl

May. 19, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After nearly a month, a search-and-rescue boaters’ group has suspended its search for an 8-year-old girl who fell into the Mississippi River last month, the group said Thursday. “It is with an extremely heavy, and painfully broken heart” that the United...

Dozens of rescuers help save dolphins stranded on Cape Cod

May. 19, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — More than 40 people — including marine mammal experts, interns and volunteers — spent several hours battling an incoming tide to help rescue seven dolphins that got stranded in the shallow waters of a Cape Cod river this week. The International Fund for...

Navy ship to be named for Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad

May. 19, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that a future destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad in honor of a Filipino sailor who rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago. Fireman Telesforo De La...

Searchers find missing hiker dead, his dog alive with him

May. 19, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A missing hiker was found dead, his dog alive and lying next to him, in rugged forest in north-central Arizona five days after reporting he was lost, authorities said Thursday. Searchers found the body of Donald Hayes on Wednesday near Mingus Mountain after...