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Utah man killed in police shootout a day after saving a life

Aug. 14, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was credited with helping to save a woman's life following a car crash was shot and killed the following day in Utah by police in what authorities suspect was a case of suicide by cop. Aaron Michael Griffin, 21, died in a shootout with police last Saturday. It was unclear...

Juana Perez, whose 2 1/2 year-old son Dylan is missing, holds a poster of him outside of the presidential palace where she seeks help from President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador to find him, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The search for Perez's boy who was led away from a market in southern Mexico's Chiapas state three weeks ago led police to a horrifying discovery: 23 abducted children being kept at a house and forced to sell trinkets in the street. PĂ©rez said officials told her that her son had not yet been found. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Missing 2-year-old found in southern Mexico; returned to mom

Aug. 14, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 2-year-old boy whose abduction set off a hunt that helped rescue other stolen children sat on his mother's lap Friday as officials in southern Mexico described how they finally tracked him down. Chiapas state prosecutor Jorge Luis Llaven Abarca said that investigators located the woman...

Two kittens that were hiding among debris of a damaged building near the site of last week's massive explosion sit in a cage after being rescued by members of Animals Lebanon in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The volunteers say they have happily reunited dozens of pets with their owners. But many others remain in the group's shelter, waiting for their owners to pick them up or locate them. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Volunteers rescue pets, search for lost ones in Beirut blast

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the massive explosion tore through Beirut last week, it did not only kill and injure thousands of people and destroy a large part of the city — it also left scores of animals trapped or lost in the rubble of the Lebanese capital. Animals Lebanon, a Beirut-based group, said it...

This photo from body camera video carried by Lodi, Calif., Police Officer Erika Urrea as she pulls a man from the path of a passing train on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2020. The man in a wheelchair was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer's body camera. The Lodi Police Department says Urrea was patrolling Wednesday near the tracks when she saw the man and the railroad crossing arms starting to come down. Unable to move the wheelchair, Urrea is seen dragging the man from it seconds before the train barrels through, striking the wheelchair and the man's leg. The 66-year-old man is at a hospital in stable condition. ( Lodi Police Department via AP)

California officer rescues disabled man from oncoming train

Aug. 13, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

LODI, Calif. (AP) — A police officer in California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department was patrolling Wednesday near the tracks...

Crews searching for a missing hiker in Tonto National Forest

Aug. 13, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are searching for hiker who has gone missing in the Tonto National Forest. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials said 25-year-old Khayman Welch was last seen walking from the parking lot area at Weaver’s Needle Vista Viewpoint about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Welch...

Police: Body found in 1993 ID'd as missing Colorado woman

Aug. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The body of a Colorado woman found at a makeshift campsite in 1993 has been identified, reigniting the search for the person or people responsible for her death, authorities said. The Douglas County sheriff's office announced Thursday that Rebecca Ann Redecker, 20, was...

The Parlitobel canyon is pictured during an on-site visit in Vaettis, Switzerland, Thursday, August 13, 2020. Swiss authorities say three Spanish tourists on a canyoning tour have died and one is missing after a heavy storm. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

3 Spaniards dead, 1 missing in Swiss canyoning accident

Aug. 13, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three Spanish tourists were killed and one is presumed dead after a flash flood in a part of the Swiss Alps where they were canyoning, authorities in Switzerland said Thursday. Police in the eastern canton (state) of St. Gallen said they were alerted to the men's disappearance late Wednesday...

Search for missing Lake Tahoe boater now a recovery effort

Aug. 13, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

GLENBROOK, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search at Lake Tahoe for a New Jersey man who sent missing during a boating trip over the weekend. The Coast Guard responded to a report of an unmanned boat drifting near the lake’s east shore in the vicinity of Glenbrook at about 6 p.m....

Firefighters rescue two people trapped in burning home

Aug. 13, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls firefighters have rescued two people who were trapped in a burning home. Firefighters used their ladders to bring one person trapped on the roof of the home to safety early Thursday. Another person, a man, was trapped on the first floor of the house. Two firefighters...

2 men rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee, 1 later dies

Aug. 13, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Two men who had fallen into Lake Winnipesaukee were rescued after they were found clinging to a dock, but one later died, the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol said. The patrol in Gilford was alerted to screams for help Wednesday. They responded to the Gilford Town Docks, where...