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In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Margaret Bitsue displays a flier that features her son who she reported missing more than two years ago, Tuba City, Ariz. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Sandoval, the youngest of her four children, in more than two years.

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

Jan. 26, 2020 7:21 PM EST

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to her agony. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Lee...

A demonstrator carries a poster with the photo of his murdered son during a march against violence called

Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protesters

Jan. 26, 2020 6:47 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital's main square Sunday as supporters of Mexico's president hurled insults at the families — including dozens of Mormons with dual U.S.-citizenship. Fervent...

3 missing after barge crash on Mississippi River

Jan. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the two vessels collided Sunday...

Booking photos made Jan. 25, 2020 and provided by the Stutsman County (N.D.) Correctional Center show Jamey Cleasby, left, and his sister Jessica Cleasby. Authorities in North Dakota arrested Jamey Cleasby, left, and his sister Jessica Cleasby, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2020, wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping the woman's toddler son. The two were arrested Sayurday at a motel in Cooperstown in eastern North Dakota, Griggs County Sheriff Wesley Straight said Sunday.  (Stutsman County (N.D.) Correctional Center via AP)

Sheriff: Woman, brother arrested in ND with missing toddler

Jan. 26, 2020 3:15 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in North Dakota have arrested a woman and her brother wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping the woman's toddler son. Jessica Cleasby, 34, and Jamey Cleasby, 52, were arrested without incident Saturday night after their vehicle was found at a motel in Cooperstown...

Locals work to clean up mud and debris around houses destroyed by a landslide after heavy rains in Vila Ideal neighborhood, Ibirite municipality, Minas Gerias state, Brazil, Saturday, Jan.25, 2020. Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday. (AP Photo/Alexandre Mota-Futura Press)

Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 30 killed

Jan. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil that have killed at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday. Civil Defense officials said 17 people are listed as missing and 2,600 were evacuated from their houses in Minas Gerais state, which has been...

Authorities: Remains may be body of missing Arkansas woman

Jan. 25, 2020 6:13 PM EST

HAZEN, Ark. (AP) — Human remains recovered Saturday from a crude grave in Arkansas may be the body of a woman who has been missing since earlier this month, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said authorities discovered the remains while investigating the disappearance of 42-year-old Christy...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

Missing woman's body found in reservoir; car crash suspected

Jan. 24, 2020 5:46 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The body of a missing Ohio woman was found Friday in the state park reservoir where a vehicle she had been driving was pulled from the water a day earlier. The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed the body found at Buck Creek State Park was that of LaTricia Bass-Jefferies. The...

Body of missing Notre Dame student recovered from lake

Jan. 24, 2020 3:37 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The body of a missing University of Notre Dame student was pulled Friday from a lake on the South Bend campus, authorities said. The body of senior Annrose Jerry, 21, was found in St. Mary's Lake. The body had no signs of external trauma, the St. Joseph County Coroner's Office...

Suspect in Georgia teacher's death files 2nd pretrial appeal

Jan. 24, 2020 3:01 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A man charged with murder is once again asking Georgia's highest court to hear an appeal before he stands trial in the slaying of a high school teacher whose 2005 disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade. Ryan Duke's trial for the killing of teacher and beauty queen Tara...