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Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun. 20, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun. 19, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police said in a...

The Latest: Hungary asked to delay vote on 'Stop Soros' bill

Jun. 18, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Experts within the Council of Europe are asking Hungarian lawmakers to delay passage of a bill that would penalize people who assist refugees with up to a year in prison. Venice Commission chief Gianni Buquicchio...

Body of missing fisherman found on Oregon beach

Jun. 18, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of 52-year-old man who failed to return from a fishing trip last week. The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Bret Yates' body was found on Social Security Beach at Fort Stevens State Park. The sheriff says there is no evidence of foul...

Mexico arrests ex-prosecutor in disappearance cases

Jun. 18, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police have arrested a former state prosecutor in the forced disappearance of over a dozen people. The arrest of former Veracruz state prosecutor Luis Angel Bravo is the latest in a string of arrests targeting the top law enforcement officials under former Gov. Javier Duarte....

Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

Jun. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago. The country's disaster agency said Sunday it suspended searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is "uninhabitable" and high risk. Volunteer...

Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

Jun. 17, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation's most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old...

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

Jun. 16, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades. Emboldened by that breakthrough, a number of private...

Someone didn't buy work gloves but left a ring inside

Jun. 15, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois hardware store is looking for a man who apparently tried on a pair of snug work gloves and left a ring inside. Mark Driscoll, owner of Ace Hardware in Sugar Grove, Illinois, says he found the ring when he went to buy a pair of gloves before a trip to Wisconsin. He tells...

Missing 3-year-old found in cornfield, dog at her side

Jun. 15, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

QULIN, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl is safe after spending the night in a rural Missouri cornfield, her faithful dog by her side. In fact, the tiny Yorkshire terrier played a role in her rescue. The ordeal began around 8:30 p.m. Thursday with a 911 call that the girl had wandered away from her home near...