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Dozens of migrants missing after boat capsizes off Libya

Mar. 21, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens are missing and bodies have washed ashore after a boat carrying 44 migrants seeking a better life in Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, officials said Thursday. Jassim Ayoub, a spokesman for the Libyan navy, said the coast guard of the western city of Sabratha has rescued 17...

Company won't operate duck boats in 2019 after fatal sinking

Mar. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced Thursday that it won't operate the vessels this year because of the ongoing investigation and will instead open a replacement attraction in the tourist town of Branson. Ripley...

2 rescued, 1 missing after Louisiana tug capsizes

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) — The captain of a tug boat is missing but two crew members were rescued after the vessel capsized in the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard says the Seattle Slew overturned near Myrtle Grove downstream from New Orleans around 8 p.m. Monday. Petty Officer Brandon...

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Mar. 17, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble to move...

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes...

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Mar. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult spring flooding season. The...

1 case settled in Missouri duck boat sinking that killed 17

Mar. 12, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake and killed 17 people has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among the victims. The Kansas City Star reports that lawyers for Ervin and Horace Coleman filed a notice of the settlement with Ripley...

At least 12 missing after 2 boat collisions off China

Mar. 12, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — At least 12 people were missing after two collisions between ships and fishing boats off the southeast coast of China on Tuesday. In Zhejiang province, local authorities said 14 people aboard a fishing boat fell into the water after their boat was hit by a ship and sank at about 1 a.m. Two...

Vietnam says fishing boat rammed and sunk by Chinese ship

Mar. 8, 2019 6:16 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese fishing boat capsized after being rammed by a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea's contested Paracel Islands, a Vietnamese official said Friday. China said its boat came upon the fishing vessel after it started sinking and sought help for the crew. The boat was fishing...

Migrant boat sinks off Greek island drowning 2 boys, 1 man

Mar. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three people, including two small boys, have died after a boat carrying migrants from Turkey foundered overnight off the island of Samos. The coast guard says it launched an air and sea search off the eastern Aegean Sea island after receiving a distress call late...