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Rescuers find equipment from 2 missing cavers in Poland

Aug. 20, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers in southern Poland say they have come across some equipment and food belonging to the two missing spelunkers they are searching for amid rising water in a cave. The two became trapped Saturday while exploring uncharted parts of the Wielka Sniezna cave in the Tatra mountains....

Rescuers use explosives to seek 2 cavers trapped in Poland

Aug. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of rescuers have been working around the clock in southern Poland to find two missing spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave, using explosives to widen underground passages to help in the search. The two became trapped Saturday while exploring uncharted parts of the...

Rescue workers try to free 2 trapped cavers in Poland

Aug. 18, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave in southern Poland. The private broadcaster TVN said Sunday that rescue officials have not yet managed to make contact with the two, who became...

Portion of Mammoth Cave to close for renovations

Aug. 12, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a section of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky will be closed for more than a year for renovations. Park spokeswoman Molly Schroer told the Daily News that a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) section of cave stretching from the Snowball Room to Grand Central Station will close...

India promotes Hindu pilgrimage as sign of peace in Kashmir

Aug. 1, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

PAHALGAM, India (AP) — India is pitching a Hindu pilgrimage to a snowy cave shrine in disputed, Muslim-majority Kashmir as evidence of peace in a state marred by decades of armed conflict amid popular resistance to Indian rule. The annual yatra, or spiritual journey, to the Amarnath shrine, the hallowed...

Unmarked buildings, quiet legal help for accused priests

Jul. 29, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down...

Rescuers free 2 men trapped by water in German cave

Jul. 29, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two men were rescued Monday from a cave in southwestern Germany where they had been trapped by rising water. The two — a mountain guide and a customer — were trapped some 650 meters (0.4 mile) inside the Falkenstein cave on Sunday evening as rising water, a result of heavy rain...

Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

Jul. 29, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night.?? Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town?as?they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down...

Maxed out: Kepler homers twice more off Bauer, Twins win 6-2

Jul. 13, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler owns Trevor Bauer at the moment. And unless something changes, the AL Central will soon belong to the Twins. Kepler hit two more home runs off Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and Minnesota tightened its grip on the division with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the Cleveland...

Greek find called earliest sign of our species out of Africa

Jul. 10, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece. Its estimated age is at least 210,000 years old, making it 16,000 or more years older than an upper jaw bone from Israel that was reported last year....