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Kidnap victim found at California home of murder suspect

Nov. 21, 2019 2:52 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a kidnapping victim rescued from the home of a murder suspect is expected to make a full recovery. When Anaheim police made an arrest in the killing of a man whose body was found in a car trunk, they also rescued a man who was being held for...

The Latest: North Macedonia detains 33 migrants near border

Nov. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Officials in North Macedonia say a police patrol has detained a group of 33 migrants found walking through the southern part of the country, near the border with Greece. Police said in a statement that the group consisted...

Wyoming rescue search for teen changed to recovery effort

Nov. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say the search for a missing teenager is now a recovery effort rather than a rescue. The Casper Star-Tribune reports search personnel believe 16-year-old Joey Peterson has not survived his disappearance in Casper. Natrona County Sheriff’s Office investigator...

Record rain in Vegas, half-foot of snow in Tahoe mountains

Nov. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Emergency Crews rescued two people from a wash flowing with runoff from record rain in Las Vegas, and up a to half-foot of Sierra snow (15 centimeters) triggered chain controls around Lake Tahoe as a cold front moved across Nevada on Wednesday. The National Weather Service also issued a...

Crews rescue 2 from Vegas wash with flowing storm runoff

Nov. 20, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews rescued two people from a wash with flowing water from rain runoff in Las Vegas where officials said water also caused an electrical short that set a school bus afire Wednesday. The Fire Department said the people rescued from the wash weren’t injured and that the driver and...

Fire at NW Indiana apartment injures 4, including 2 officers

Nov. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EST

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Two police officers called to an overnight apartment fire in northwestern Indiana were injured while rescuing a woman and her baby from the building’s third floor. Griffith Police Department Cmdr. Keith Martin says the officers were taken to a Munster hospital early Wednesday...

Body found in eastern Missouri was that of missing woman

Nov. 20, 2019 11:13 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A body found during a search in a remote area of eastern Missouri was positively identified as that of a St. Louis County woman who disappeared this month, authorities said Wednesday. Jennifer Rothwell’s body was found Monday night about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of her...

The Latest: Ship rescues 30 more migrants off Libya

Nov. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The humanitarian ship Ocean Viking has rescued another 30 people from a boat in distress off the Libyan coast, bringing the total number of migrants aboard the rescue vessel to 125. Doctors Without Borders said on...

Coast Guard moves Alabama training after swimmers fall ill

Nov. 20, 2019 3:56 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is no longer using an Alabama bay for certain types of exercises after rescue swimmers reported falling ill during training. News outlets report training has been moved from Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. William Sasser with the Mobile training station told...

The Latest: Border activist ends testimony in federal trial

Nov. 19, 2019 6:56 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial of a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 4:55 p.m. An Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants wrapped up testifying in his second trial. Scott Warren spent most of Tuesday on the stand as his trial came...