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The Parlitobel canyon is pictured during an on-site visit in Vaettis, Switzerland, Thursday, August 13, 2020. Swiss authorities say three Spanish tourists on a canyoning tour have died and one is missing after a heavy storm. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

3 Spaniards dead, 1 missing in Swiss canyoning accident

Aug. 13, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three Spanish tourists were killed and one is presumed dead after a flash flood in a part of the Swiss Alps where they were canyoning, authorities in Switzerland said Thursday. Police in the eastern canton (state) of St. Gallen said they were alerted to the men's disappearance late Wednesday...

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., left, reacts past Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins after hitting a two-run home run off relief pitcher Trevor Kelley during the sixth inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Braves' Acuña scratched, to be examined for sore left wrist

Aug. 11, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr.'s sore left wrist isn't worrying Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker — just be sure to ask him again Wednesday. Acuña will be examined Wednesday morning in New York after being scratched from a game Tuesday night against the New York Yankees with a sore...

Off-road vehicle driver accused of speeding in crash

Aug. 11, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — A man in an off-highway recreational vehicle and his passenger were injured after trying to pass an ATV, and he's been charged with driving too fast, New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department said. Officers said Kevin King, 38, of West Greenwich, Rhode Island, was attempting to pass...

Boaters, off-duty officer rescue pilot who crashed into lake

Aug. 10, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer on vacation helped rescue the pilot of an ultralight glider plane, who crash landed in Lake Winnipesaukie in New Hampshire. The plane's engine stopped while the glider was flying at 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Sunday, and boaters helped pull the pilot...

Brooklyn woman, 25, dies in rock climbing accident

Aug. 10, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — A 25-year-old Brooklyn woman fell to her death while rock climbing over the weekend, New York State Police said. Lauren Sobel was climbing in the area of the Trapps Trailhead at the Mohonk Mountain Preserve in Gardiner, about 60 miles north of New York City, at about 3:30 p.m. on...

Man killed, 5 injured in boating collision in Maine

Aug. 10, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

ORLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who was one of 13 people on a boat was killed when a teenager operating a personal watercraft crashed into it on Toddy Pond in Orland, Maine game wardens said. The man was one of several people sitting on the back of the 23-foot boat (7 meters) with their feet dangling in the...

Central Indiana man killed in boating accident

Aug. 9, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers were investigating after a 20-year central Indiana man died in a boating accident on Lake Wawasee. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said responders were dispatched around 6 p.m. Saturday to reports of a person being struck by a boat. ...

Asaih Williams, 9, is shown on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Pensacola, Fla. Asaih saved his father's life during a recent visit to Quietwater Beach. Asaih kept his father, Joshua Williams, afloat and pulled him back to shore after he dove from the dock into the shallow water and fractured his neck. (Gregg Pachkowski/Pensacola News Journal via AP)

Man fractures neck in diving accident; young son saves him

Aug. 6, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old Florida boy is being hailed a hero for pulling his father from the water after the man fractured his neck in a diving accident. Young Asaih Williams said he always plays a game in his head when he's diving with someone. If the other person doesn't emerge from the water...

Louisiana girl dies after crash involving 14-year-old driver

Aug. 5, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — A 16-year-old Louisiana girl has died from injuries she sustained when a 14-year-old boy driving a pickup truck crashed into a locked gate and pushed it into her, according to authorities. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Monday near Pearl River, the St. Tammany Parish...

2 California men who died in Arizona boat crash identified

Aug. 3, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County Sheriff’s officials on Monday released the names of two California men who died after a boating accident in western Arizona at the mouth of the Colorado River. Multiple agencies near the Arizona-California border responded to reports of two boats...