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Cyprus police step up search for more of suspect's victims

Apr. 26, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police are intensifying a search for the remains of more victims at locations where an army officer, who authorities say admitted to killing five women and two girls, allegedly had dumped their bodies. Police said Friday's search will concentrate on a military firing range, a...

Malaysia climber at hospital after 2 days alone on Annapurna

Apr. 26, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Malaysian mountain climber was being treated in a hospital in Nepal's capital Friday after being stranded nearly two days alone near the summit of Annapurna. A helicopter crew searching for the missing climber on Thursday spotted Wui Kin Chin waving his hands at them, and rescuers...

Iraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into community

Apr. 26, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The children of Yazidi women raped by Islamic State men will be welcomed into the minority faith, a community leader said Thursday, allowing women taken as slaves by the militant group to return to Iraq from Syria. Eido Baba Sheikh, son of the Yazidi spiritual leader Baba Sheikh, said...

Officials: 25 Venezuelans believed missing after boat sinks

Apr. 25, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Search teams combed the Caribbean on Thursday for 25 possible Venezuelan migrants missing after a boat sank in rough seas headed to the island of Trinidad, authorities said. At least nine others from the sunken boat had been pulled alive from the water, while officials said they...

The Latest: Official says 25 missing from Venezuelan boat

Apr. 25, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the boat that sank in the Caribbean Sea (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Officials say they are searching for 25 people now believed missing from a boat that left Venezuela and sank in the Caribbean Sea before reaching the nearby island of Trinidad. Lt. Kerron Valere of...

The Latest: Lawyer meets with mayor to discuss 'options'

Apr. 25, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on investigations involving Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An attorney for embattled Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has met with her to discuss "options" after multiple court-authorized searches by federal agents. Outside of Pugh's Baltimore...

Malaysia climber recovered alive on Nepal's Mount Annapurna

Apr. 25, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Malaysian climber was recovered alive near the summit of Mount Annapurna in Nepal on Thursday, a trekking company said, two days after he went missing. Climber Wui Kin Chin was spotted by a search party in a helicopter and was being taken by four rescuers to the closest camp, said...

The Latest: Illinois couple charged in young son's death

Apr. 25, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local): 3 p.m. Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles from the...

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

Apr. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would "no longer have to suffer." The body, believed to be that of Andrew "AJ"...

Man stuck in sewer rescued after workers heard help calls

Apr. 24, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

Firefighters rescued a man from a stormwater sewer after construction workers heard him calling for help from underground. Emergency workers responded Tuesday morning to a street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where they determined where the trapped man was based on his yells. Workers opened a nearby manhole cover,...