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Hawaii teen dies, brother missing after both swept at sea

Aug. 12, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has died and his 14-year-old brother remained missing after they were swept away while swimming off a remote beach on Hawaii's Big Island, according to police. Rescuers responded Thursday to a report of multiple swimmers in distress at Haena...

Migrant search and rescue in third day off Greek islands

Aug. 12, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was conducted on Friday for a third day for migrants reported missing after their boat capsized south of the Greek island of Rhodes, the coast guard said Friday. A Greek frigate and three merchant ships were searching the area...

Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

Aug. 11, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant the FBI used to search the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging extraordinary public interest in the case about classified records....

Officials: Missing girl, Harmony Montgomery, was murdered

Aug. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators now believe a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 was murdered, authorities said Thursday. The monthslong search for Harmony Montgomery, who was only reported missing last year, has become a homicide investigation, Attorney...

Initial dives in collapsed Mexican mine unsuccessful

Aug. 11, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescue divers' first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility, Mexican authorities said Thursday. They made four attempts Wednesday and managed to remove more than a...

Greece: Dozens still missing after migrant boat sinks

Aug. 11, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island. A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still...

Scenes of desperation as migrant ship sinks during rescue

Aug. 11, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ABOARD THE ASTRAL (AP) — A Spanish maritime rescue group and the Italian coast guard helped pull some 40 people from the Mediterranean Sea to safety after their overcrowded wooden boat capsized during a rescue operation Thursday. An Associated Press photographer who was aboard the...

Authorities ask for help finding missing California teen

Aug. 10, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California released a frame from surveillance video showing a missing 16-year-old at a store before she disappeared over the weekend and asked Wednesday for anyone with information to contact officials, saying they are not getting new leads. ...

Greece: Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks, 29 rescued

Aug. 10, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities conducted a major search and rescue operation Wednesday for dozens of people believed missing at sea east of the island of Karpathos after a boat reportedly carrying up to 80 migrants towards Italy sank during the night. The coast guard said...

EXPLAINER: How does the FBI get a warrant to search a home?

Aug. 10, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

News that FBI agents descended on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and searched it has spawned accusations of a politicized law enforcement organization doing the bidding of the Biden administration in targeting political enemies. The reality is that the process of...