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6 elephants drown, 2 rescued in Thai national park

Oct. 6, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday near the Haew Narok...

Police in Tennessee identify victim who drowned in river

Sep. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have identified a man who drowned after jumping off a bridge into a river. The Knoxville Police Department says the body of 29-year-old Erik Phillips was discovered Friday night in the Tennessee River after he drowned on Tuesday. Police say they went to Scottish...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

The Latest: Officials say 4th death tied to Imelda floods

Sep. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after floodwaters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda. Police in Beaumont said the body of 47-year-old...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

Greece: Oxygen-starved fish dying in drought-hit lake

Sep. 19, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

KORONEIA, Greece (AP) — Tens of thousands of dead fish have been found on the banks of a lake in a protected nature reserve in northern Greece after high temperatures and drought conditions caused a severe drop in water levels. State environmental officials said Thursday that the water level at Lake...

Correction: Bode Miller's Tragic Year story

Sep. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about Bode Miller moving to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Miller is a brand ambassador for Big Sky Resort. He is representing Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and Moonlight Basin, neighboring communities in Big Sky. A corrected version of the...

India searches for 35 tourists in river after boat capsizes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian navy divers on Monday joined a massive search for 35 Indian tourists missing after a double-decker sightseeing boat capsized in a flooded river in southern India, drowning at least 12 people. Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister M. Sucharitha said authorities closed the sluice...

Over 30 Indian worshippers drown during Hindu rituals

Sep. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 30 Hindu worshippers have drowned in swollen rivers and in a lake in India as thousands participated in religious ceremonies in which figures of a Hindu god are immersed in water, officials and news reports said Friday. At least 11 people drowned when their boat capsized early...

Shipwreck survivor rescues migrants trying to reach Europe

Sep. 8, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Every time Hassan Ali Salem pulls a man, woman or child from a rickety boat or straight out of the water, he relives his own trauma in the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptian says he was just 16 when he survived a shipwreck in 2004, saved by another migrant who drowned when a...