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Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

Aug. 14, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge...

Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13

Aug. 14, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says rescuers have recovered the bodies of five remaining miners who were missing after a mine caved in following a methane gas explosion this week. This brings the final death toll from the tragedy to 13. Iftikhar Ahmed, a mine inspector, said on Tuesday that...

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

Aug. 13, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in a wide...

The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safe

Aug. 13, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains in Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Emergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River. Nearly 150 rafters appear to be safe almost three hours...

Authorities identify boy pulled from Colorado pool

Aug. 13, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 5-year-old boy who died after nearly drowning in a pool at a Colorado Springs apartment complex last week. The Gazette reports the El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the boy as Fabrice Niyogushima who died Wednesday after he, a...

Search continues for woman missing in Jamaica Bay

Aug. 13, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A search continues for a woman who disappeared in Jamaica Bay off New York City. Police have resumed looking Monday for the 35-year-old. She had disappeared around 5:30 p.m. Sunday off Bayswater Point State Park in the Rockaways. Authorities fear she may have been swept away by a rising...

Iowa launches new website in search for missing student

Aug. 13, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for a University of Iowa student who vanished last month are launching a new website to generate tips from potential witnesses. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation unveiled FindingMollie.Iowa.gov at a news conference Monday. Mollie Tibbetts has been...

2 tourists, 3 first responders recover after Georgia rescue

Aug. 13, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. (AP) — Two tourists and three emergency crew members are recovering after a rescue in the north Georgia mountains. Chad Black, director of Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that one person was injured from a "substantial fall"...

Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

Aug. 13, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

STARK, Minn. (AP) — It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn. A sheriff's deputy and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County Sheriff's Office spotted a group of five women on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn floating on Fish Lake on Saturday. KMSP-TV...

Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Aug. 13, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot. Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city's Bicentennial Park after a visitor heard the man calling for help. Fire Chief Tom Pour...