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5 rescued from suburban Chicago house fire that injured 6

Nov. 28, 2021 14:14 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police in Aurora are investigating after rescuing five people from a weekend house fire that also injured six people. Aurora fire officials said the injured included one man in his 30s who was listed in critical condition with severe smoke...

Maine wardens rescue woman hurt in Aroostook State Park

Nov. 28, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine woman has been rescued by game wardens after falling in Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, officials say. Wardens say the Caribou woman was hiking with three relatives Saturday when she slipped on a snowy area on the...

Southern Indiana river searched for missing 2-year-old girl

Nov. 27, 2021 14:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Crews spent a second day searching a river in southern Indiana on Saturday for a 2-year-old girl after her father was pulled from his partially submerged truck. Emma Sweet’s father was hospitalized with hypothermia and has given differing stories...

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

Nov. 27, 2021 11:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths. Russian authorities reported 51 deaths after a...

Hawaii city worker stuck in sewage treatment plant tank dies

Nov. 26, 2021 22:55 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu city worker died Friday after being trapped in a tank at a sewage treatment plant, officials said. Firefighters received a 911 call at 10 a.m. requesting “a confined space” rescue at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Honolulu...

3 teens rescued from Louisiana waterway after boat capsizes

Nov. 26, 2021 15:23 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Three teenagers were rescued Friday after their boat capsized in Louisiana's Vermilion Bay. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents were notified of the accident around 6 a.m. They and deputies with the Vermilion Parish...

Russia names 51 people presumed dead in coal mine accident

Nov. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday released the names of 51 people presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion in a coal mine in Siberia, believed to be the deadliest since 2010. The list with names of 46 miners and five rescuers was published online...

Woman pulled from burning home while trying to rescue pets

Nov. 26, 2021 10:08 AM EST

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman was rescued from her burning southeastern Michigan home after she refused to leave while trying to save some of her exotic animals, birds, ferrets and other pets. Deputies pulled the 41-year-old Highland Township woman through a...

Tunisia rescues 487 migrants in crowded boat off its coast

Nov. 26, 2021 09:22 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s defense ministry said 487 migrants, including 93 children, were rescued Friday off the North African country’s coast as they tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in an overloaded boat. The ministry said in a statement that...

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Nov. 25, 2021 16:15 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14...