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3 hurt in log ride crash at California amusement park

May. 26, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three members of a family were injured, one critically, when they were ejected from the log ride at a Southern California amusement park. Fire officials say the ride malfunctioned and one of the log-shaped vessels overturned Saturday at Castle Park in Riverside....

30 dead, 200 missing after boat sinking on Congo lake

May. 26, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers. The...

Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake

May. 26, 2019 3:28 PM EDT
KINSHASHA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake.

Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak

May. 24, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials have lifted some advisories that warned against eating seafood from parts of two Houston-area bays following a maritime accident and toxic spill this month. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday announced water testing results show contaminants...

Libya confirms it rescued 290 migrants in Mediterranean

May. 24, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's navy confirmed on Friday that it rescued three boats carrying a total of 290 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast, a day after a German aid group released video showing a sinking raft packed with dozens of migrants, with some people scattered in the sea. Libyan...

Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

May. 24, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people. Twelve divers were among personnel working at the scene Friday. Eight people were still missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The captain was among 11 people rescued after the capsizing...

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

May. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The old wooden ship hull didn't look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator and poisonous water moccasins swam nearby. Months later,...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

May. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified near...

Report: Pilot saw flash just before Alaska midair collision

May. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday. The two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of...

Venezuelan migrants missing after 2nd sea tragedy in a month

May. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official confirmed Monday that a small boat carrying at least 20 people sank in Caribbean coastal waters last week, with most of its passengers missing in the second sea tragedy in a month involving Venezuelan migrants taking great risks to escape their country's...