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Hiker rescued after falling down cliff in Columbia Gorge

Jan. 23, 2021 4:26 PM EST

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — A hiker has been rescued in Oregon, apparently three days after he fell down a 50-foot (15m) cliff in the Columbia River Gorge. The Coast Guard and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office say they got the 43-year-old to safety on Friday night after he was discovered by two...

4 police officers treated after NJ fire; woman hospitalized

Jan. 23, 2021 2:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey police officers were treated for smoke inhalation after entering a burning home to try to rescue a woman trapped on the second floor, authorities said. Emergency responders were called just before 9 a.m. Saturday to the fire in Washington borough in Warren County....

2 plane crashes with 8 people in South Florida, no injuries

Jan. 23, 2021 2:21 PM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Emergency workers and campers rescued eight people from two separate small plane crashes in South Florida. In the first crash, campers on Friday helped bring to shore four people who were in a single-engine Piper Saratoga that crashed near Cape Sable, the southernmost point of the...

In this 2004 photo, a Great Pyrenees sheepdog along with three straggler sheep gather under a tree in Logan Canyon, Utah. Seventeen years after the Great Pyrenees sheepdog was rescued after faithfully guarding three stranded sheep in Logan Canyon, the man who brought the public’s attention to the plight is telling his full story. Jim Stone, a longtime Bear Lake guide and business owner, has teamed up with friend Karen Stone to write “The Legend of Big Boy: Safe or Stranded.

Dog who refused to abandon sheep in Logan remembered in book

Jan. 23, 2021 8:01 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Seventeen years after a Great Pyrenees sheepdog was rescued after faithfully guarding three stranded sheep in Logan Canyon, the man who brought the public’s attention to the plight is telling his full story. Jim Stone, a longtime Bear Lake guide and business owner, has teamed up...

Lake Tahoe resort security guards rescue man from drowning

Jan. 22, 2021 5:55 PM EST

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — A California man who almost drowned at a Lake Tahoe resort on Monday night has been discharged from the hospital, local emergency management officials said. At the Mont Bleu Resort Casino and Spa in Stateline, Nevada, security guards Mike Griffin and Chris Rehn dove into 9-foot deep...

Relatives sprinkle flowers into the Java Sea where Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crashed on Jan. 9 killing all of its passengers, during a memorial ceremony held on deck of Indonesian Navy Ship KRI Semarang, near Jakarta in Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Relatives of plane's victims cast flowers into Indonesia sea

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 AM EST

THOUSAND ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Relatives of crash victims on Friday prayed and threw flowers into the Java Sea where a Sriwijaya Air jet plunged into the water almost two weeks ago, killing all 62 people on board. An Indonesian navy vessel took dozens of grieving relatives to the site. Many people wept...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers drill a new channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in the gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)

Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers

Jan. 21, 2021 9:07 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — It will take at least 15 more days to get through a massive amount of debris and reach miners already trapped for 11 days since an explosion in a gold mine in eastern China, authorities said Thursday. The mine shaft is blocked 350 meters (1,000 feet) below the surface by 70 tons of debris...

Investigators inspect a pieces of the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 retrieved from the Java Sea where the passenger jet crashed on Jan. 9, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for the wreckage of the plane that nose-dived into the sea, killing all of its passengers on board. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Indonesia ends search for crashed plane's victims, debris

Jan. 21, 2021 7:54 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for remaining victims and debris from a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the Java Sea, killing all 62 people on board. Transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi said retrieval operations have ended after nearly two weeks,...

Search called off for boy swept out to sea in California

Jan. 20, 2021 2:56 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a 12-year-old boy who was swept by a wave and out to sea from a Northern California beach. Arunay Pruthi, his father and his 8-year-old brother were sitting on the sand at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay when a rogue...

Police officers cordon off Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A loud explosion has partially destroyed a small building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 4

Jan. 20, 2021 1:59 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure. A tower of smoke rose from the building, where repairs were being done to a gas boiler, and billowed through Toledo Street, near the...