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Texas man drowns in southeastern Oklahoma river

Sep. 19, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

EAGLETOWN, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man has drowned in the Mountain Fork River in southeastern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Pedro Segura, 58, of Irving, Texas, drowned in the river near Eagletown, about 190 miles (305 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, after getting off an inner...

Seleka Souls looks over a neighbor's home that was damaged by Hurricane Sally, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

Sep. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. While the...

No charges will be filed in woman's drowning, sheriff says

Sep. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators said Friday that no charges will be filed in the June drowning death of a 21-year-old woman whose friends and family have pushed for more information about the case. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said recent University of Iowa graduate Makeda Serenity Scott...

Justin Thomas, of the United States, and Tiger Woods, of the United States, walk off the second tee during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot strike back?

Sep. 18, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

We knew we were in for a treat when Zach Johnson’s birdie putt at No. 1 blew six feet past the flagstick before it gave into gravity, turned 180 degrees and lazily dunked itself. Because you rarely see shots like that outside of miniature golf courses. But that’s a U.S. Open at Winged Foot for you:...

Arkansas panel: State not responsible for drowning deaths

Sep. 17, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel has determined that the state is not responsible for the drowning deaths of a woman and her son, saying there was not a state official directly supervising the 911 dispatcher involved. Jinglei Yi, 39, died January 2013 after an ice patch sent her vehicle into a...

Authorities find drowning victim in Smokies national park

Sep. 17, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

Authorities say they have found the body of a man who drowned in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A news release from the park says 25-year-old Yogesh Patel of Oak Forest, Illinois was found Tuesday afternoon. Park officials say he was discovered in 18 feet of water in Midnight Hole by rescue divers and was...

Illinois man drowns in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sep. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says an Illinois man is believed to have drowned in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after falling into a natural wonder known as “Midnight Hole." The park service identified the man as Yogesh Patel, 25, of Oak Forest, Illinois. Patel fell into...

At least 7 drown as boat capsizes in India river

Sep. 16, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least seven people drowned on Wednesday after a boat carrying Hindu pilgrims to a temple capsized in a river in central India, a government official said. Krishan Kumar, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force, said 22 pilgrims were rescued and a search was continuing...

Man drowns at New Jersey shore in seas churned by hurricane

Sep. 15, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LAVALLETTE, N.J. (AP) — Swimmers along the New Jersey shore were advised to use caution Tuesday after a man drowned in seas churned as Hurricane Paulette battered Bermuda. The 60-year-old and his 24-year-old son were swimming near the Vance Avenue beach on Monday when they had trouble in the rough surf,...

Migrants from different nationalities, mainly from Somalia, Egypt and Morocco, but also from Libya, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coat, Bangladesh, Senegal, Syria, Palestine, Benin and Tunisia, including 14 minors and 4 women, rest on board the Spanish NGO Open Arms vessel on Wednesday 9, 2020, after being rescued last Tuesday night as they were trying to flee Libya on board a precarious wooden boat, in international waters, in the Central Mediterranean sea. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

U.N.: Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

Sep. 15, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed dead, the latest shipwreck off the North African country. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the...