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Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes

Jun. 21, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia's Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day. Only 18 people have been rescued...

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Jun. 21, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel. When Tropical Storm Alberto struck the...

Humboldt Broncos recognized during NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan was honored with the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on Wednesday night, and 10 of the surviving players were reunited for the first time since the bus crash that killed 16 people. The players donned gold Broncos sweaters at the NHL...

Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker

Jun. 20, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska's largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday. The hiker, Michael Soltis, had been missing for two days before being found dead close to where the...

Iowa wrestler leaves hospital after accidental shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has been released from the hospital after being accidentally shot in the knee. Iowa coach Tom Brands said Wednesday that Stoll had surgery Tuesday and that he is "doing well." Iowa City police said that a preliminary investigation found that the All-America...

Columbus ship replica damaged by Hurricane Harvey for sale

Jun. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A coastal Texas city is selling a replica of one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used to reach the New World. Buyer beware, though, as it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi City Council has authorized the Columbus Sailing...

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

Jun. 20, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015. One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157 passengers and 13 crew...

The Latest: Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's death

Jun. 20, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska bear attack (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Alaska authorities say a missing man has been found dead near the site where a member of his search party was mauled by a brown bear near a suburb of Alaska's largest city. They believe the missing man, Michael Soltis,...

NTSB says plane gave several warnings before crash into lake

Jun. 20, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report saying the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland killing all six people onboard issued multiple warnings about the aircraft's altitude. The plane piloted by Columbus beverage executive John Fleming crashed in December...

Mandalay Bay convention center floods after water main break

Jun. 20, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No events have been canceled at the convention center in the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas that flooded Tuesday because of a water main break. MGM Resorts International spokesman Brian Ahern says the convention center "is proceeding with its normal events and operations schedule...