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Turkey: 6 migrants dead in the Aegean Sea in 2 events

Sep. 16, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s coast guard says five people were found dead Friday after a migrant boat sank in the Aegean Sea. The boat, carrying 20 people, sank off the coast of western Izmir province early Friday, according to the coast guard statement. Fourteen people were rescued....

Coast Guard ends search for 9 missing in floatplane crash

Sep. 05, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Monday afternoon for nine people, including a child, who were missing after a floatplane crashed in the waters of Puget Sound northwest of Seattle. The body of a 10th person, an unidentified female, was...

1 dead, 9 missing after floatplane crashes in Puget Sound

Sep. 05, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

LANGLEY, Wash. (AP) — One person was killed and nine people remained missing, including a child, after a floatplane crashed Sunday afternoon in Puget Sound in Washington state, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The agency said in a press release the plane was flying from Friday Harbor, a...

New York to restrict gun carrying after Supreme Court ruling

Sep. 01, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the bright lights and electronic billboards of New York's Times Square, city authorities are posting signs proclaiming the bustling crossroads a “Gun Free Zone.” The sprawling Manhattan tourist attraction is one of scores of “sensitive” places —...

Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Aug. 16, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the blasts in the...

Police: No victim found in shooting at Mall of America

Aug. 04, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Someone fired shots Thursday at the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis, sending shoppers running for cover, but police said it did not appear anyone was injured. Bloomington police also said they were still searching for a suspect after securing the...

Croatia opens Adriatic coast bridge, linking divided region

Jul. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Tuesday opened a long-awaited bridge connecting two parts of the country's Adriatic Sea coastline while bypassing a small sliver of Bosnia's territory. Top officials and guests gathered in the evening for a formal opening ceremony that included a...

EXPLAINER: Foot-and-mouth disease and the efforts to stop it

Jul. 21, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of cattle are covered in blisters from highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, sounding the alarm for the country, its Southeast Asian neighbors and Australia. The virus found in two provinces in May has now infected several hundred-thousand...

Roadside attractions have been in Florida for decades

Jul. 09, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tourists have been coming to Florida for a long time, going back at least as far as Ponce de Leon looking for the Fountain of Youth. But the Sunshine State didn’t really become a tourist destination until the years immediately after the Civil War, said...