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In this aerial photo, water is slowly draining from the freeway after a water main break east of the location flooded all lanes, closing the freeway in both directions, at the intersection of 610 and Clinton Drive, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in east Houston. Businesses and schools shut down Thursday after a main line from a plant that supplies water to about half of Houston burst open, submerging vehicles on the flooded freeway. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Water main break in Houston strands drivers, closes schools

Feb. 27, 2020 8:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and schools shut down Thursday after a main line from a plant that supplies water to about half of Houston burst open, submerging vehicles on a flooded freeway and prompting emergency officials in the nation’s fourth-largest city to deploy tanker trucks to mitigate any fire...

FILE - This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Megan Boswell, the mother of the 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been arrested for filing a false police report, the Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. The TBI said in a news release that the child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud are

Mom of missing toddler accused of filing false police report

Feb. 26, 2020 8:52 AM EST

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now accused of filing a false police report. Megan Boswell, who has said the toddler’s grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia, is being held at the Sullivan County jail...

FILE - In these undated photos released by the Marin County Sheriff's Office are Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin. The academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California were found Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive. The Marin County Sheriff's office tweeted that two helicopter crews airlifted Kiparsky, 77, and Irwin, 72, to a hospital. Authorities did not immediately provide details on their conditions and where they were located. (Marin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Couple lost in woods survived on muddy water, fern fronds

Feb. 24, 2020 9:09 PM EST

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found Saturday in a densely forested...

FILE - This March 21, 2006 file photo shows the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 on Stampede Road near Healy, Alaska. An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting the abandoned bus that's become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the

Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus

Feb. 24, 2020 8:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie. Alaska State Troopers say the...

FILE - In these undated photos released by the Marin County Sheriff's Office are Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin. The academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California were found Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive. The Marin County Sheriff's office tweeted that two helicopter crews airlifted Kiparsky, 77, and Irwin, 72, to a hospital. Authorities did not immediately provide details on their conditions and where they were located. (Marin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

California couple who vanished for nearly a week found alive

Feb. 22, 2020 7:46 PM EST

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine's Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found in a densely...

Colorado students lift car car to free girl who was run over

Feb. 22, 2020 2:00 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Students at a Colorado Springs high school lifted a car off the ground to free a girl who had been run over and trapped in the school parking lot. KKTV reports several students rushed to help after the girl was run over by a car driven by a student at Rampart High School...

A woman wipes tears from her eyes during the remembrance service for six-year-old Faye Swetlik at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, S.C., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via AP)

City that prayed, searched for missing girl says goodbye

Feb. 21, 2020 10:18 PM EST

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina community that searched, prayed and then cried for a missing 6-year-old girlsaid goodbye Friday to the youngster, who disappeared from her front yard and was found dead three days later. A sea of bright colors, especially pink and purple, filled Trinity Baptist Church...

This Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 shows The Healthcare Institute, a nursing school belonging to state Sen. Katrina Robinson in Memphis, Tenn. Federal authorities say they have conducted searches at the Memphis home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson, including the Healthcare Institute.  (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

FBI agents search home, business of Tennessee state senator

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities in Tennessee conducted searches Friday at the home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson, the FBI said. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Joel Siskovic confirmed that agents executed search warrants at two locations in Memphis....

Authorities suspend search for missing Colorado boy

Feb. 21, 2020 6:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have suspended their search in southern Douglas County for an 11-year-old boy who has been missing for more than three weeks. Jacqueline Kirby, a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, tells The Denver Post the decision to suspend the search for Gannon Stauch on...

Mom helps 2 men rescue truck driver days after giving birth

Feb. 21, 2020 11:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who had given birth just a few days earlier said her instincts kicked in when she stopped along a highway to help save a driver who was on fire after his tanker truck loaded with jet fuel burst into flames. Holly McNally, 35, had just left a hospital's neointensive care...