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People react as the body of a relative is retrieved from the ruin of a building at an area affected by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing a number of people. (AP Photo/Yusuf Wahil)

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

Jan. 15, 2021 9:20 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people. More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the...

Relatives weep as they pray during the burial of Fadly Satrianto, a victim of the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and victims from the Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

Jan. 15, 2021 8:04 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers found parts of the cockpit voice recorder on Friday as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The aerial search for the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet was being...

Search and rescue crews continue to look for a missing woman whose car was swept away by a mudslide Wednesday in the Dodson area of the Columbia River Gorge, in Oregon, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Searchers used inflatable yellow rafts and drove metal poles into deep mud as they searched for a woman who was missing in Oregon during a powerful winter storm. Authorities have found part of the SUV that 50-year-old Jennifer Camus Moore was driving when she was swept away. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

Search now recovery mission for Oregon woman in landslide

Jan. 14, 2021 9:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers used inflatable yellow rafts and drove metal poles into deep mud Thursday as they searched for a woman who was swept away by a landslide in Oregon during a powerful winter storm. Authorities said in social media posts that they have found part of the SUV that 50-year-old...

A colleague holds a portrait of Okky Bisma, a flight steward, one of victims of the crashed Sriwijaya Air passenger jet during his funeral in Jakarta, Indonesia.Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. An aerial search for victims and wreckage of the crashed Indonesian plane expanded Thursday as divers continued combing the debris-littered seabed looking for the cockpit voice recorder from the lost Sriwijaya Air jet. (AP Photo)

Search expands for victims of Indonesian plane crash

Jan. 14, 2021 8:11 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An aerial search for victims and wreckage from a crashed Indonesian plane expanded Thursday as divers continued combing the debris-littered seabed looking for the cockpit voice recorder from the lost Sriwijaya Air jet. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared Saturday minutes after taking...

Crews remove a large ponderosa pine that fell on a vehicle, killing a woman during a  windstorm Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in Spokane, Wash. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Northwest storm kills 1, causes landslide and power outages

Jan. 13, 2021 6:10 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage -- including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power. The death happened in Spokane,...

Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) investigators walk near debris found in the waters around the location where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Divers looking for the crashed plane's cockpit voice recorder were searching in mud and plane debris on the seabed between Indonesian islands Wednesday to retrieve information key to learning why the Sriwijaya Air jet nosedived into the water over the weekend. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian searchers hunt for crashed plane's voice recorder

Jan. 13, 2021 1:28 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers searching for a crashed jet's cockpit voice recorder were sifting through mud and plane debris on the seabed between Indonesian islands on Wednesday to retrieve information key to learning why the Sriwijaya Air jet nosedived into the Java Sea over the weekend. Indonesian...

Members of the National Transportation Safety Committee carry a box containing the flight data recorder from the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 retrieved from the Java Sea where the passenger jet crashed at the Tanjung Priok Port, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor on Tuesday recovered the flight data recorder from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Divers recover crashed Indonesian plane's data recorder

Jan. 12, 2021 4:56 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor on Tuesday recovered the flight data recorder from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The device is expected to help investigators determine what caused the Boeing 737-500 to nosedive into...

Rescuers seek to free 22 following China mine explosion

Jan. 12, 2021 5:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers are seeking to free 22 Chinese workers trapped underground for more than two days following an explosion at a partially built gold mine in the country's east, state media reported Tuesday. Some 300 rescuers were seeking to clear obstructions to reach the workers, whose condition...

Rescuers search for victims at a village hit by Sunday's landslides in Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Landslides triggered by heavy rain in the village left at a number of people died and injured, officials said. (AP Photo/Sorasoca)

26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides

Jan. 11, 2021 11:46 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. At least 13 people were killed and 29 others injured in the landslides that were triggered by heavy rain on...

In this image made from undated video released by Indonesian Navy (TNI AL), divers is seen recovering debris strewn on the sea floor in Java Sea where Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, in Indonesia. The search for the black boxes of a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet intensified Monday to boost the investigation into what caused the plane carrying 62 people to nosedive at high velocity into the Java Sea. (Indonesian Navy via AP)

Indonesia navy divers hunt for crashed plane's black boxes

Jan. 11, 2021 6:41 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers scoured the floor of the Java Sea on Monday as they hunted for the black boxes of a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the water over the weekend with 62 people aboard. The Boeing 737-500 jet disappeared minutes after taking off from Jakarta,...