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Police seek help from public in missing Connecticut mom case

May. 15, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

South Windsor, Conn. (AP) — Police on Saturday urged members of the public to come forward with any information that might help them narrow their search for Jessica Edwards, a South Windsor mother who was last seen by her husband Monday morning. “We're at a point in...

Officials recover body of man who drowned in Green River

May. 15, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — King County Sheriff Department deputies and members of the Marine Rescue Dive Unit recovered the body of a man who was presumed drowned at the Green River Gorge Bridge near Enumclaw. The sheriff’s office says they received reports that a man had...

Mercenary group denies charge of racism in north Mozambique

May. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the wake of the days-long attack by Islamic extremist rebels on the northern Mozambican city of Palma at the end of March, a private military group contracted by the Mozambican military denies charges that it gave preference to whites when rescuing people trapped in a...

Atlanta murder suspect sought in south Alabama

May. 14, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

OPP, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are searching in south Alabama for a man wanted for murder in Atlanta. Officials believe Andre Thomas, 40, may be hiding among friends and relatives in Covington County, south of Montgomery. Thomas is wanted in the Feb....

17 migrants drown, 2 rescued in boat sinking off Tunisia

May. 13, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Authorities say 17 migrants drowned and two were rescued Thursday after a boat trying to carry them to Europe sank off the Tunisian coast. A naval mission saved two women from Nigeria off the coastal town of Zarzis who said their inflatable boat...

Police investigate triple homicide in northeast Albuquerque

May. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are searching for a man who was seen running from a hospital parking lot after three people with gunshot wounds were found inside a vehicle. Officers responded to the hospital around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two of the people were...

HazMat team rescues worker overcome by fumes in Iowa plant

May. 12, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

SAYLOR TOWNSHIP, Iowa (AP) — A hazardous materials team has rescued a worker who was overcome by fumes Wednesday inside a suburban Des Moines food packaging manufacturing plant. The incident occurred just after 8 a.m. at Amcor in Saylor Township, television station...

Fire sparks police search for father of baby killed by dog

May. 11, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

A baby was fatally mauled by the family's dog in Connecticut, leaving relatives grieving and first responders shaken, police officials said Tuesday. Hours later, authorities were searching for the infant's father in connection with a fire set in another city. Police and...

Well-known Bitterroot Valley climber dies in weekend fall

May. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A well-known Bitterroot Valley climber died in a weekend fall from an ice-covered slope southwest of Darby, Ravalli County officials said. Bryan Louis Kercher, 55, was with a group of climbers descending from a slope near Sugarloaf Peak Saturday...

Israeli rescue service: 2 women killed in rocket attacks on southern Israel

May. 11, 2021 08:32 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli rescue service: 2 women killed in rocket attacks on southern Israel.