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Local authorities join the U.S. Coast Guard on a search of a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico's north shore, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. According to Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad told The Associated Press that the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Teiya Enriquez Sandoval, center, and her sister Jazzy Enriquez, right, the daughters of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez, hug family friend Tristel Tynanaes during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Tiffany Enriquez in Honolulu. A handyman's landlord had recently started an eviction process before he stabbed a woman Sunday and fatally shot two Honolulu officers, including Enriquez. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Hawaii eyes closing gun loopholes, bolstering mental health

Jan. 22, 2020 8:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment. ...

Man found dead months after courthouse gun incident

Jan. 22, 2020 4:32 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of bringing a gun into an county courthouse last year has been found dead. News outlets reported that authorities confirmed Wednesday that a body found in a rural part of Jackson County was that of Fred Swearengin, 72. Relatives reported the man missing about...

Man found dead months after courthouse gun incident

Jan. 22, 2020 4:32 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of bringing a gun into an county courthouse last year has been found dead. News outlets reported that authorities confirmed Wednesday that a body found in a rural part of Jackson County was that of Fred Swearengin, 72. Relatives reported the man missing about...

Arizona woman reported missing while vacationing in Belize

Jan. 22, 2020 3:15 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Prescott woman has been reported missing while vacationing with her boyfriend on the northeastern coast of Central America. Cherie MacKenzie tells The Daily Courier newspaper in Prescott that her 43-year-old daughter Alison MacKenzie was on a catamaran tour off the coast of Belize...

Suspect in child abduction sent for psychiatric evaluation

Jan. 22, 2020 2:21 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with abducting an 11-year-old girl was ordered by a judge Wednesday to undergo a 20-day psychiatric evaluation. Miguel Rodriguez, 24, of Springfield, appeared in Springfield District Court for a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society and...

Candlelight vigil held for missing Montana teen found dead

Jan. 22, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held to honor a Montana teenager who was missing for weeks before her body was found by investigators. Selena Not Afraid, 16, was found Monday southwest of the Interstate 90 rest stop where she was last seen Jan. 1, The Billings Gazette reports. The...

Law enforcement officers walk around a vacant house, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Port Clinton, Ohio. where the body of Harley Dilly, 14, was found inside the chimney. The teen had been missing for more than three weeks. (Jeremy Wadsworth/The Blade via AP)

Teen dead in chimney was missing 2 days before first report

Jan. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who police believe got accidentally trapped in the chimney of a vacant home and who was found dead after a three-week search was not reported missing by his family until nearly two days after they last saw him, according to police records. The boy's father told police...

Reward offered for New Mexico man accused in woman's death

Jan. 22, 2020 12:36 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward for a Roswell man accused of killing the mother of his 3-year-old son before fleeing with the boy. Federal authorities issued an arrest warrant earlier this month for 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira on one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution....

Waves hit a partially damage bridge during a storm in Badalona's beach, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants and flooding some streets. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Spain: Storm death toll up to 7, major river floods feared

Jan. 22, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Three more people have died as a result of a fierce storm that has battered Spain for the past three days, authorities said Wednesday, raising the death toll to seven. Fears increased that heavy rains expected later Wednesday could lead to several swollen rivers breaking their banks, among...