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Spain says 22 migrants missing in the Mediterranean

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the rescue...

Enbridge to begin rock, soil sampling in Straits of Mackinac

Jun. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan's governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has been drilling into...

Vietnam seizes 7.5 tons of elephant ivory, pangolin scales

Jun. 14, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wildlife trafficking cases. The 3.5 tons of ivory and 4 tons of pangolin scales were found Wednesday in barrels when customs officers checked a shipping container arriving at northern...

Ships operating in Gulf region urged to take extreme caution

Jun. 13, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Governments and maritime agencies urged an abundance of caution Thursday for ships operating in the Persian Gulf region after two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Though details of the suspected attack on the ships in the Gulf of Oman of the...

Saiboat collides with container ship, sinks in Germany

Jun. 8, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say a 19th-century sailboat has collided with a container ship and sunk in the Elbe River near Hamburg. Five people were injured, one of them seriously. German news agency dpa reported the collision between the No 5 Elbe, a wooden schooner built in 1883, and the container...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

May. 23, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. The service reported that a "confirmed...

Runaway barges threaten dam in another day of Midwest storms

May. 23, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam. The emergency was the latest consequence of storms and torrential rains that have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas...

Correction: Flooding-Mississippi River Barges story

May. 22, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story May 18 about an interruption in barge traffic along the Mississippi River, The Associated Press erroneously reported the average amount of goods and services that are shipped on the upper Mississippi River from March through May. It is 31 million tons, not 31 tons. A corrected...