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Rescuers recover 26 dead from mudslide in India's northeast

Jul. 02, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Fresh rain and falling boulders on Saturday hampered rescuers who have so far pulled out 26 bodies from the debris of a mudslide that wiped out a railroad construction site in India’s northeast, officials said. Rescue work is expected to continue for a...

Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran

Jul. 02, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Five people were killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday, state television reported. Rescue teams were deployed near the epicenter, Sayeh Khosh village, which is home to around 300 people in Hormozgan province,...

Tropical Storm Bonnie moving over Nicaragua toward Pacific

Jul. 02, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie swept into Nicaragua bringing the threat of flooding from heavy rain, while heading for a predicted fast crossing on the way to the Pacific and a possible strengthening into a hurricane. Bonnie came ashore late Friday on Nicaragua's...

California governor acts to advance wildfire recovery

Jul. 01, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed states of emergency in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties on Friday to help the process of recovery from recent wildfires. The proclamations allow the California Department of Transportation to request immediate...

Tropical Storm Bonnie hits Nicaragua's Caribbean coast

Jul. 01, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie hit the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua near the border with Costa Rica late Friday and was expected to make a quick march across Central America and potentially develop into a hurricane after reemerging in the Pacific. The U.S. National...

Officials: Girl seriously injured in shark attack in Florida

Jul. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

PERRY, Fla. (AP) — A teenage girl was seriously injured when a shark attacked her off Florida's Gulf Coast, authorities said. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon off Keaton Beach, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office news release. The 17-year-old girl had...

$1.2M spent on search for Puerto Rican man found hiding

Jul. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — For three days, authorities combed the turquoise waters north of Puerto Rico searching for 23-year-old Harold Carrión, whose mother reported him missing earlier this week and feared drowned at a popular beach. The U.S. Coast Guard said it scoured an...

Lawsuits filed days after deadly Missouri Amtrak crash

Jul. 01, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first lawsuits have been filed only days after an Amtrak train collision and derailment in rural Missouri that left four people dead and injured up to 150 others. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, surviving passenger Janet Williams of Dubuque, Iowa,...

Toddler found dead in canal near Florida apartment complex

Jul. 01, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A toddler was found dead in a canal near a Florida apartment complex Friday morning, authorities said. Someone called 911 to report what appeared to be a child in a canal near the Carlton Arms Apartments, Bradenton police said in a news release. The person...

Police: Long Island swimmer’s injury a possible shark bite

Jul. 01, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — A man injured while swimming Thursday in the ocean at Long Island’s Jones Beach may have been bitten by a shark, Nassau County police said. Medics identified a laceration on the man’s right foot as a possible shark bite, police said. The man,...