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Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month. Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in...

Authorities find body of man swept away by Tennessee flood

Apr. 24, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have found the body of a man who was swept away by flood waters this month. News outlets report Tipton County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday found the body of 47-year-old Kenya Williams. The sheriff's office says Williams was swept away by flood waters in a...

33 reported dead in South Africa flooding, mudslides

Apr. 23, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. State broadcaster SABC on Tuesday cites provincial authorities on the number of fatalities. The flooding has been caused by heavy rains that began on Monday....

Cyprus lake, mineshaft searched for bodies after 2 found

Apr. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police investigators in Cyprus searched a flooded mineshaft and a lake Monday in their investigation of the killings of two women and the disappearance of the 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims. The bodies of two women were found in the abandoned mineshaft six days apart. The...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Apr. 21, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...

Brit who helped save Thai kids rescued from Tennessee cave

Apr. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a diver who helped save a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand last year has himself been rescued from a cave in Tennessee. Jackson County Emergency Management spokesman Derek Woolbright said Josh Bratchley had been missing for nearly 28 hours when...

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where...

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...

Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

Apr. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her twin 8-year-old autistic grandsons has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Dorothy Lee Flood, 55, will be arraigned April 23 for the deaths of Jaden and Jorden Webb, who were found shot...