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Parents of SW Indiana girl sue city after she drowns in pool

Dec. 06, 2021 12:11 PM EST

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old girl who drowned last summer in a southwest Indiana city's swimming pool are suing the city and the child's foster parent, accusing them of negligence in her death. The lawsuit filed Friday in Gibson County seeks damages for...

Mom of Illinois State student wants FBI to investigate death

Dec. 03, 2021 22:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights attorney joined Jelani Day's mother Friday to demand the FBI take charge of an investigation into why the Illinois State University graduate student disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river. Ben Crump...

Migrant dies at sea off Greek island of Crete; 70 rescued

Nov. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A migrant died and 70 more were rescued when their boat started taking in water southwest of the island of Crete, Greece's Coast Guard says. A Coast Guard spokesman told the Associated Press the 70 survivors, who have been brought to land after...

UN agency: 75 migrants drown in Mediterranean off Libya

Nov. 20, 2021 17:58 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The United Nations' migration agency said 75 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya earlier this week as they attempted to reach Italy by boat. The International Organization for Migration reported the latest tragedy in a tweet on...

Body believed to be missing kayaker recovered off Hat Island

Nov. 11, 2021 08:17 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The body of a man matching the description of a missing kayaker was recovered Wednesday morning on the west side of Hat Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The body was recovered by U.S. Naval Station Whidbey crews, the Seattle Times...

Heavy rain in Sri Lanka leaves 16 dead, thousands displaced

Nov. 10, 2021 07:29 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 16 people have died in floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka following more than a week of heavy rain, officials said Wednesday. The disaster management center said more than 5,000 people have been displaced from their homes and have...

Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

Oct. 28, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

KONYA, Turkey (AP) — For centuries, Lake Tuz in central Turkey has hosted huge colonies of flamingos that migrate and breed there when the weather is warm, feeding on algae in the lake’s shallow waters. This summer, however, a heart-wrenching scene replaced the usual...

Missing ISU graduate student Jelani Day drowned: coroner

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared before being found dead died from drowning, a coroner said Monday. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did...

Man drives into pond while being pursued by police, dies

Oct. 25, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man died after driving into a pond while being pursued by Missoula police, a spokeswoman said Monday. Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop Saturday evening, but the driver did not stop and officers began a pursuit, police spokeswoman Lydia...

Man thrown overboard from boat, drowns in Michigan lake

Oct. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 63-year-old man has drowned after being thrown overboard from a boat in a northern Michigan lake. Kevin Herman’s body was found late Saturday afternoon in Little Glen Lake near Glen Arbor in Leelanau County, the Traverse City Record-Eagle...