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10 Pakistani coal miners trapped after methane explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani rescue teams struggled to save 10 miners trapped in a coalmine after a methane gas explosion in the southwestern Baluchistan province, an official said Monday. One other miner had already been rescued because he was closer to the surface when the blast occurred late...

Police in Poland search for missing boy whose father died

Jul. 15, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are searching for the fifth straight day for a small boy whose father failed to deliver him to his mother and then died after being hit by a train. In one of the force's biggest searches ever, the police, aided by sniffer dogs and drones, have combed in vain through...

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven soldiers were among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for two to three people still unaccounted after Sunday's collapse, said Gaurav...

Building collapse kills 8 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A three-story building collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, killing at least eight people, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for half a dozen people, including some soldiers, still unaccounted for following Sunday's collapse. Several soldiers were...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...

Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

Jul. 14, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SELMA, Ore. (AP) — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court." Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Malaysian rescuers find body of Dutch hiker in popular cave

Jul. 13, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian rescuers on Saturday found the body of a Dutch hiker, a day after he was reported missing during flash floods in a popular national park. District fire and rescue chief Law Poh Kiong said the body of Peter Hans Hoverkamp, 66, was discovered at a river in Deer Cave in...

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....