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Cold-case investigation turns to yard where girl once played

Aug. 25, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — Back in 1984, "Mom and Pop" Martinez's single-story house at the corner of Swain and Second seemed to entertain a constant stream of children. There were the three grandchildren who lived there and a dozen more who frequently stopped by the three-bedroom home. And that's in addition...

Illinois trooper serving warrant dies from gunshot wounds

Aug. 23, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East...

Indonesian rescuers search for 34 missing after ferry fire

Aug. 23, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were searching for more than 30 people believed missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least three people. The vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java's Surabaya when it caught fire late...

Kansas hiking group overwhelmed in Arizona heat

Aug. 23, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A group of fitness coordinators from Kansas became overwhelmed while climbing a mountain trail near metro Phoenix in sweltering temperatures and two members had to be airlifted to safety, authorities said Friday. The two who were flown by helicopter Thursday off the trail near...

Polk County searches for new leads on woman missing 10 years

Aug. 23, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Wisconsin are trying to generate fresh leads in the 10-year-old disappearance of a 21-year-old woman from St. Croix Falls. Rose Marie Bly left her home on Aug. 21, 2009, and was believed to be headed to Cushing. Her car was found five days later in a parking lot in...

The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey

Aug. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

Aug. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds. Survivors described horrific scenes in which...

Poland search for trapped cavers now a recovery operation

Aug. 23, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers in Poland say they are turning their search operation for two spelunkers into a retrieval of bodies after the remains of one of them have been found in a narrow passage in a cave. The two Polish cavers went missing over the weekend in the uncharted parts of the Wielka Sniezna...

Illinois man dies while trying to save girl in Lake Michigan

Aug. 23, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are warning that Lake Michigan beaches in Chicago will continue to have dangerous waves, a day after a man apparently drowned while trying to save an 11-year-old girl. The girl was swept off a break wall Thursday on Chicago's South Side and screamed for help. Witnesses say Rene...

Polish rescue workers say 5 people still missing in lightning storm that killed 5, injured over 150

Aug. 23, 2019 5:52 AM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish rescue workers say 5 people still missing in lightning storm that killed 5, injured over 150.