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Pittsburgh bridge collapses, drops city bus into ravine

Jan. 28, 2022 21:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, requiring rescuers to rappel down a ravine and form a human chain to reach a few occupants of a municipal bus that plummeted along with the span. No deaths were reported. The collapse came hours before...

Puerto Rico: Makeshift boat with Dominican migrants capsizes

Jan. 28, 2022 15:18 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities detained 17 Dominican migrants on Friday after their boat capsized near Puerto Rico’s northwest coast in the pre-dawn hours, with the U.S. Coast Guard searching for an estimated 10 others still missing. Jeffrey Quiñones, a Customs...

Greece: Rescue operation to help stranded young whale

Jan. 28, 2022 08:56 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Divers, vets and the coast guard were mounting a rescue operation Friday to help a whale calf that had become trapped in shallow water in a seaside area of the Greek capital, but tests carried out on the animal showed it was in serious condition. The animal...

Coast Guard suspends search for migrants off Florida

Jan. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard said it suspended its rescue operations at sunset Thursday after announcing earlier that afternoon that it had found four additional bodies in its search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida. Homeland Security Investigations...

FBI: ‘Green Gaiter Bandit’ has targeted over a dozen banks

Jan. 27, 2022 16:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of robbing or attempting to rob more than a dozen banks across Southern California in recent months. The FBI has dubbed the suspect the “Green Gaiter Bandit” because of a colorful neck gaiter he wears, the Los...

Human remains found in search for missing Sidney woman

Jan. 27, 2022 16:21 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The search for an eastern Montana woman reported missing in late December was suspended after human remains were found not far from her residence, Richland County authorities said. Sheriff John Dynneson said Thursday he couldn't confirm the remains found were...

3 charged with beating man, leaving him zip-tied in trunk

Jan. 27, 2022 15:58 PM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters responding to a 911 call rescued a naked man found zip-tied and severely hurt in the trunk of his car at a North Carolina quarry, and a sheriff’s office charged three people in the incident. News outlets report the 34-year-old victim was found...

Coast Guard will suspend its active search for 38 migrants lost at sea between Florida and Bahamas

Jan. 27, 2022 13:54 PM EST
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard will suspend its active search for 38 migrants lost at sea between Florida and Bahamas.

Suspect sought as teen injured during home invasion

Jan. 27, 2022 12:47 PM EST

MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — Police in a Massachusetts town are searching for a man they say broke into a home at night and threatened and injured a young woman with a knife. Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle says officers were called out to a home in the suburban town just north of...

Breyer: A pragmatic approach searching for a middle ground

Jan. 27, 2022 06:13 AM EST

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has the air of an absent-minded professor, once joking in court that his wife put directions in his pocket to keep him from getting lost. He concocts outlandish hypothetical questions to try to get answers to difficult questions, often to the frustration of...