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Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

Sep. 23, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked...

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor

Sep. 22, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Video footage of the survivor found in a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the deadly disaster shows him carried quickly along a busy street by health workers and military personnel as a siren wails. Officials...

Pulisic again rescues 10-man Dortmund from first defeat

Sep. 22, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — He did it again. Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions League on...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Sep. 21, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a...

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Sep. 21, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in a central region. Some residents left on their own, but most of the more than 1,200...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...

The Latest: Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

Sep. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near a Los Angeles school (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims —...

Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...