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17 migrants drown, 2 rescued in boat sinking off Tunisia

May. 13, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Authorities say 17 migrants drowned and two were rescued Thursday after a boat trying to carry them to Europe sank off the Tunisian coast. A naval mission saved two women from Nigeria off the coastal town of Zarzis who said their inflatable boat...

2 die when sailboat sinks off Rhode Island

May. 12, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Two people died when their sailboat sank off Rhode Island, state officials said. Environmental police and the marine task force responded to Greenwich Bay off of Warwick just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Environmental...

Iowa woman convicted of killing estranged hubby's girlfriend

May. 11, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who stabbed her estranged husband's girlfriend to death was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. A Marion County jury deliberated for less than an hour before convicting Michelle Boat in the May 18, 2020, death of 46-year-old...

Football player, brother IDed as boating accident victims

May. 11, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school football player and his brother have been identified as the two boaters whose bodies have been found in the Intracoastal Waterway in South Carolina, a coroner said. Horry County Coroner Tamara Willard said...

UN: Bodies of 10 Europe-bound migrants wash up in Libya

May. 11, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 10 bodies of Europe-bound migrants washed up ashore in western Libya on Tuesday, a U.N. migration official said, after two shipwrecks this week left some 30 people presumed drowned. The bodies were found near the western Libyan towns of Zuwara and...

Louisiana boater's body found 9 days after fatal collision

May. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BUTTE LA ROSE, La. (AP) — The body of an 80-year-old man has been found in a Louisiana river, where he was thrown when two boats collided late last month. The body of Robert Schoeffler of Lafayette was found Saturday in the Little Atchafalaya River near Butte La Rose,...

UN: Migrant boat capsized off Libya; 2 dozen presumed dead

May. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya on Monday, leaving at least two dozen presumed dead, the U.N. refugee agency said. It was the latest disaster in the Mediterranean Sea involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Tarik Argaz, a spokesman...

Boat capsizes after Chesapeake Bay collision, 4 rescued

May. 07, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three boaters were pulled from the water south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and a diver rescued a fourth boater from beneath their capsized boat after a collision, Maryland authorities said. A person who spotted flares Thursday night found the...

Authorities: Man who piloted boat that crashed hit US agent

May. 05, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man accused of piloting a boat overloaded with migrants that crashed into rocks off San Diego's coast and killed three people kneed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the face who was trying to put a leg shackle on him on the beach, authorities said. ...

Salvage crews removing fuel from capsized lift boat

May. 05, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Salvage crews have begun removing fuel from a lift boat that capsized off the Louisiana coast in a storm last month, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. The Guard said in a news release Wednesday that the work started on Monday after salvage crews arrived...