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Epstein's Caribbean islands drawing tourists after his death

Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his Caribbean island have long deterred boaters from the area, but curiosity has overcome concern since the financier apparently killed himself in jail as...

3 children die in boat accident off France's Normandy coast

Aug. 13, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The deaths of three children on a speedboat that overturned in the English Channel just off the Normandy coast are under investigation, authorities said Tuesday. The children who died were on an outing with their parents, and all three adults on the speedboat survived the accident, authorities...

Greek court sets bail for French skipper in fatal accident

Aug. 12, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has released on bail a French speedboat skipper whose vessel rammed a small fishing boat, killing two people and seriously injuring a third. The court on Monday set a 50,000-euro bail and ordered the 44-year-old to appear once a month at the French embassy in Belgium,...

Coast Guard rescues 37 people from boat off Central America

Aug. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has rescued 37 people from a fishing boat that capsized and sank in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. The agency said 12 Coast Guardsmen were inspecting a 160-foot Ecuadorian fishing boat on Wednesday when it began listing, forcing them and 25...

2 dead, 1 injured when 2 boats collide near Greek resort

Aug. 9, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two people were killed and one seriously injured when two boats collided near a popular resort in the southern Peloponnese region. The coast guard says the accident happened late Friday near Porto Heli, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital,...

31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

Aug. 4, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast guard said Sunday. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo...

7 dead, 31 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

Aug. 3, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least seven people died and 31 others were rescued when three ferry boats separately capsized in bad weather Saturday between two central Philippine island provinces, the coast guard said. Police said at least seven people were missing after the inter-island ferries either...

Canadian police scale down manhunt for fugitive teenagers

Jul. 31, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday they are scaling down but not abandoning the hunt in a remote and rugged part of northern Manitoba for two teenagers suspected of killing a college professor, a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend. Over the last nine days, police and...

Ship captain in deadly Danube crash put under arrest again

Jul. 31, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision on the Danube River in Hungary is under arrest again. A Budapest court on Wednesday ordered his arrest until Aug. 31. The 64-year-old Ukrainian captain had been released on bail on June 13, but prosecutors...

Alabama man charged with murder after July boating crash

Jul. 29, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man on charges of murder and boating under the influence following a Fourth of July boating collision on an Alabama lake that killed two people. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol troopers on Monday announced the arrest of 41-year-old Damien...