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Dog, missing 2 months, found alive inside Missouri cave

Aug. 16, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, he got a text from a neighbor: People exploring a nearby cave found a dog. Could it be Abby? Bohnert doubted it, but still curious, he went to the cave site...

Search halted for 2nd brother who jumped off 'Jaws Bridge'

Aug. 16, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The search for the second of two brothers from Jamaica who went missing after jumping into the water from a Massachusetts bridge featured in the movie “Jaws” has been suspended because of hazardous conditions, state police said Tuesday. Tavaris Bulgin,...

Bus rams into fuel truck in eastern Pakistan, killing 20

Aug. 16, 2022 02:53 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus rammed into a fuel truck on a highway in eastern Pakistan before dawn on Tuesday, igniting a fire that killed at least 20 people, police and rescue officials said. According to the officials, the accident happened near the town of Jalalpur...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 31 in Afghanistan

Aug. 15, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains set off flash floods that killed at least 31 people and left dozens missing in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban’s state-run news agency reported Monday. The Bakhtar News Agency said the flooding took place on Sunday in northern Parwan province. The...

Death toll in fireworks depot blast in Armenia reaches 7

Aug. 15, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The death toll in a fireworks storage explosion in Armenia’s capital has risen to seven, officials said Monday, as rescuers combed through wreckage hunting for victims. Photos from the scene showed emergency services and volunteers searching for victims...

Norway bridge collapses, drivers of 2 vehicles rescued

Aug. 15, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway collapsed early Monday, with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a raised section. The drivers of both vehicles were rescued and doing well, police said. Police were alerted shortly...

Flash flood watch posted for parts of Southern California

Aug. 14, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A flash flood watch was in effect Sunday for inland Southern California a day after seven hikers were rescued when they were trapped by rising waters following downpours in mountains east of Los Angeles. One of the wettest summer monsoon seasons has...

Kitten rescued from underneath Tennessee woman's car

Aug. 14, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Shelby Ingram’s Toyota Highlander first began making a strange, unidentified noise, she had no idea what was causing it. That is until automotive technicians at Johnson City Toyota pulled a live kitten from underneath her car on Monday afternoon. ...

Florida woman's dog lost in SC crash found weeks later

Aug. 13, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — On July 17, a tiny dog from Florida named “Goofuss” ran from a car that had been involved in a crash on Interstate 77 in rural Chester County in South Carolina. There were tears. There were searches. There were Facebook posts. And there were good people...

Hawaii teen dies, brother missing after both swept at sea

Aug. 12, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has died and his 14-year-old brother remained missing after they were swept away while swimming off a remote beach on Hawaii's Big Island, according to police. Rescuers responded Thursday to a report of multiple swimmers in distress at Haena...