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Indian villagers take shelters inside cement pipes as their houses are submerged in flood waters on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Pre-monsoon rains have caused rivers to flood in large parts of Assam. The state's main river, Brahmaputra, and its many tributaries flood heavily each year, forcing many to take shelter on higher ground. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Mudslides bury homes in northeast India; 20 dead, 7 injured

Jun. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Three mudslides triggered by overnight rains buried homes in northeastern India’s Assam state, killing 20 people and injuring at least seven others, authorities said Tuesday. Seven of the victims were members of a single family, said M.S. Manivannan, head of the state disaster...

2 rescued after small plane crashes off Florida Keys

Jun. 1, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A helicopter crew from Naval Air Station Key West rescued two people Monday after their small plane crashed into the ocean, officials said. The crew found the man and woman shortly before noon about 30 miles (48 kilometres) north of the Navy's Boca Chica Field, according to a Facebook...

Man missing after boat capsizes in Washington state river

Jun. 1, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities were searching for a missing man after a boat capsized in a river as a result of strong winds. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the small fishing boat overturned and three men were thrown into the Palouse River around 6 p.m. Saturday, KEPR-TV...

2 drown in Merrimack River in Canterbury

May. 31, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — Search crews on Sunday recovered the bodies of a man and woman who drowned in the Merrimack River in Canterbury. The New Hampshire State Police received a 911 call Saturday around 7:46 p.m. reporting people in the water who appeared to be struggling. Four people had been in the...

Boy found unresponsive in river; flown to Boston hospital

May. 31, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

ROLLINSFORD, N.H. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a New Hampshire river after an hours-long search on Saturday. The boy was taken to the hospital and then flown to a Boston hospital, New Hampshire state police said. The boy and his family had been visiting Salmon Falls River...

Body of missing swimmer found after water search in Dennis

May. 31, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — The body of a missing 15-year-old swimmer was recovered late Saturday night in Dennis after the boy went underwater and did not resurface, firefighters said. The U.S. Coast Guard, Dennis police and firefighters searched for the boy after police received a call about a possible...

Man struck and killed trying to rescue turtle on interstate

May. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle Friday on an interstate highway in southeastern Wisconsin was struck and killed by a semi-trailer driver who then fled the scene, authorities said. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver of the tow truck stopped with its lights on to...

El Dorado County searching for 3 young men swept into river

May. 29, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities are searching for three men who were reportedly swept into a river in remote El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said Friday that they were called Thursday afternoon to an area of the Cosumnes River. Dive teams, a helicopter and...

Two people wounded at mall shooting in Miami suburb

May. 29, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two people were wounded and taken to a hospital Friday after an argument led to a shooting inside a Miami suburb mall, officials said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's spokeswoman Maggie Castro said the two patients were taken from the Aventura Mall to nearby hospitals. No employees or bystanders were...

Flash flooding in Kansas City area traps drivers in vehicles

May. 29, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police and rescue crews responded to dozens of reports Thursday of drivers becoming trapped in their vehicles across the Kansas City area by flash flooding following heavy rains. The flooding hit low-lying streets, including parts of Westport, as the National Weather Service issued...