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Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Isabelle Axelsson and Loukina Tille, from left, arrive for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Photo cropping mistake leads to AP soul-searching on race

Jan. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news organization. The AP acknowledged that it...

River reopens to traffic after barge crash in Louisiana

Jan. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — Authorities are again allowing boat traffic through a stretch of the Mississippi River in Louisiana that was closed while authorities searched for three people who went missing when two barge towing vessels collided, a newspaper reported. The U.S. Coast Guard began permitting one boat at...

The charred remains of a boat are shown following a fatal fire at a Tennessee River marina in Scottsboro, Ala., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities said the fire was reported overnight while people were sleeping on boats tied up at a dock. Crews had to rescue people from the water, and fire officials said it may take days to go through sunken boats that could hold additional victims. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

Jan. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water. Tommy...

Homeowners tear down chimney where teenager was found dead

Jan. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a vacant home removed a chimney where a teenager was found dead two weeks ago out of respect for the boy's parents who live across the street, police said Monday. The 14-year-old boy's body was found on Jan. 13 following a three-week search. Investigators believe he...

2 ice fisherman rescued after falling into Holter Lake

Jan. 27, 2020 3:36 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two ice fishermen were rescued after falling into the water at Holter Lake over the weekend, Lewis and Clark County officials said. Three men were fishing when two of them broke through the ice at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sheriff Leo Dutton said. The two men were able to get out of the...

Authorities search woods for St. Louis-are murder suspect

Jan. 27, 2020 2:41 PM EST

FENTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in western St. Louis County are using a drone to search a wooded area as they seek a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife and killing his father-in-law when he tried to intervene. John Colter, 66, was fatally shot in the head Thursday night at a home near Fenton, and...

Virginia crews search for missing canoers after vessel tips

Jan. 27, 2020 9:22 AM EST

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Multiple agencies in Virginia are searching for two men who went missing after their canoe flipped near Yorktown overnight. The canoers launched around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and first responders were notified of their disappearance just before 4:30 a.m. Monday, York Fire Chief Stephen...

Croatia army helicopter crashes; 1 pilot dead, other missing

Jan. 27, 2020 9:14 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea, killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said. Damir Krsticevic told reporters that an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash...

In this image taken from video made available by Ankara Municipality Fire Department shows a rescuer pulling out a girl from the rubble of a collapsed building, in Elazig, Turkey, Saturday Jan. 25, 2020. A two-year-old girl and her mother were pulled from the rubble of an apartment building on Saturday more than 24 hours after an earthquake struck eastern Turkey. Various earthquake monitoring centres gave magnitudes of the quake ranging from 6.5 to 6.8. (Ankara Municipality Fire Department via AP)

Turkish rescuers find last quake victims; death toll hits 41

Jan. 27, 2020 8:11 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Friday night also injured more...

Deputies: Dead and malnourished cows found, man charged

Jan. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been accused of having a dozen malnourished cows and improperly burying several cows that had recently died. David Howard Walker, 81, turned himself in Saturday to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, news outlets reported. Animal control officials...