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Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

Sep. 22, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies. The survivor, an engineer, was found near the engine of the...

Police: Florida man stole victim's car after fatal crash

Sep. 22, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man was arrested after fatally striking a man who stopped to help a motorist on an interstate highway and then stealing the victim's car. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the body of 22-year-old Dhimitri Andoni was discovered Friday along Interstate...

Child drowns after boat with Syrians capsizes off Lebanon

Sep. 22, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's army says a child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants hoping to get to Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast. The army says Saturday all other passengers were rescued off the coast of Akkar. The army says the Syrian migrants were being smuggled to Cyprus....

The Latest: Survivor found in Tanzania capsized ferry

Sep. 22, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Tanzanian official says a survivor has been found in a capsized ferry two days after the deadly disaster on Lake Victoria. Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella tells reporters that the engineer was found near...

Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria

Sep. 22, 2018 7:02 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria.

Death toll in Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 167, official says, as coffins arrive at scene

Sep. 22, 2018 6:36 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Death toll in Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 167, official says, as coffins arrive at scene .

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...

Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crash

Sep. 21, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the...

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as 'warrior'

Sep. 21, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A mother hailed by President Donald Trump for channeling grief over her slain daughter into an anti-gang crusade was memorialized at her funeral Friday as a "warrior," a week after her passion boiled into a fatal clash yards from where her child died. "She was my warrior, my rock, my...

China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...