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Just as the temperature climbs, Texas towns are closing public pools to cut costs

Jul. 12, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — With the bright sun shining down over them, kids and teenagers in Mae Simmons Park cooled off Monday, zig-zagging through sprinklers at one of the city’s new splash pads. The relief couldn’t come soon enough. Like the rest of Texas, it’s been a hot...

4 migrants die while attempting to cross the English Channel from northern France

Jul. 12, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four migrants have died while trying to cross the English Channel on an inflatable boat from France to the U.K., French authorities said Friday. The migrants' vessel capsized and punctured off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in northern France, the prefecture...

Today in History: July 10, the Battle of Britain begins in World War II

Jul. 10, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2024. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the German Luftwaffe launched attacks on...

A Missouri fire official dies when the boat he was in capsizes during a water rescue

Jul. 08, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in central Missouri died early Monday when the boat he was in capsized during a water rescue in a flash flood. The Boone County Fire Protection District said Matthew Tobben and another firefighter had just rescued two people from flooded...

2 men drown in Glacier National Park over the July 4 holiday weekend

Jul. 08, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Two men drowned in Glacier National Park over the July 4 holiday weekend, park officials said. A 26-year-old man from India was hiking on Avalanche Lake Trail on Saturday morning when he walked near Avalanche Creek, slipped on rocks and was caught in the...

Teen brothers die in suspected drownings in Maine

Jul. 08, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Two 17-year-old brothers who failed to return home were discovered dead in a waterway, police said Monday. The teens had gone to Springvale’s Holdsworth Park recreation area to swim, and they were reported missing when they did not return home, the Sanford...

Authorities say 2 rescued, 1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes on Lake Erie

Jul. 07, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a missing boater in Lake Erie after rescuing two others and pulling another person from the water who later died. The U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes station said a distress call was received just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday,...

Bond increased to $1M for Texas woman accused in attempted drowning seen as possible hate crime

Jul. 03, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

EULESS, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman accused of trying to drown a 3-year-old at an apartment complex pool in suburban Dallas after making racist remarks toward the child’s mother has been rearrested following an increase in her bond to $1 million, according to court records. ...

What to know about water safety before heading to the beach or pool this summer

Jun. 29, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With school out for the summer and temperatures rising across the country, many families will visit the beach, lake or local swimming pool. Now is the time to review safety tips to keep children safe around water. Drowning is the leading cause of death...

UN Security Council demands Iran-backed Yemen rebels halt their attacks on ships in Mideast waters

Jun. 27, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a resolution demanding Yemen’s Houthi rebels halt all attacks on ships and urged that the disruption to maritime security in a critical Middle East waterway be urgently addressed. The resolution made no mention...