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Body found, believed to be that of missing Virginia woman

Jul. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a missing Virginia woman has been found in the Shenandoah National Park, officials said Saturday. Based on the preliminary identification of the remains, the search for Julia Christine Devlin has been suspended, the park...

Man in central China survives 3 days in flooded garage

Jul. 24, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — A man in central China was rescued after spending three days trapped in a flooded underground garage following torrential rains, while at least four bodies were found after a traffic tunnel was drained, a news report said Saturday. The death toll...

Maryland State Police chopper rescues injured swimmer

Jul. 24, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A state police helicopter has hoisted an injured swimmer to safety in western Maryland. The helicopter was dispatched shortly after 5 p.m. Friday to rescue a swimmer who sustained a head injury after slipping on a rock at Swallow Falls along the...

400 panties found in home of man facing voyeurism charges

Jul. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Police searching the home of a man suspected of attacking an Alabama woman in her home found more than 400 pairs of women's panties, authorities said. Investigators also found dozens of photos of John Thomas Uda's co-workers taken without their...

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Jul. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse...

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

Jul. 23, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and early 1900s. ...

Albuquerque official: 3 dead in flash flood was worst ever

Jul. 23, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A flash flood warning was issued Friday in the south Albuquerque area, a day after a fire official called the apparent drownings of three men in rushing water following thunderstorms the deadliest such incident in the agency’s history. ...

Passing helicopter rescues man harassed by bear in Alaska

Jul. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A miner who said he was harassed by a bear for seven straight nights in the tundra near Nome was rescued when a passing Coast Guard helicopter spotted the SOS, an internationally recognized sign for help, on top of his cabin. The man, who was not...

Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

Jul. 23, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation continued into the night Friday off the coast of the Greek island of Crete for several people believed missing a day after a sailboat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds. Greece’s coast guard said 37...

Firefighters rescue 6 kids from burning North Carolina home

Jul. 23, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six children were rescued from a house fire in North Carolina that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday. The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire occurred at a two-story home north of downtown Charlotte, news...