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The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which found itself cut off from the outside world last week by floodwaters. Pence visited the flood disaster area...

Stranded man who feared arrest found dead after 5-day search

Mar. 19, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who likely died from exposure while stranded in Arizona might have survived if he had not rejected rescue efforts because he was afraid of being arrested, authorities said Tuesday. Ryan Long, 38, died several days after authorities found his friend, Reelaiah Ahasteen, 35, in another...

Searchers recover black box recorder of missing Alaska plane

Mar. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and found other parts of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in January, the owners of the aircraft said Tuesday. A landing gear and engine of the King Air 200 also were located in the same...

The Latest: Alaska crash searchers find more plane debris

Mar. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The owner of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board says searchers have found its tail assembly, propeller blades and fragmented fuselage. Guardian...

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk. In...

2 rescued, 1 missing after Louisiana tug capsizes

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) — The captain of a tug boat is missing but two crew members were rescued after the vessel capsized in the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard says the Seattle Slew overturned near Myrtle Grove downstream from New Orleans around 8 p.m. Monday. Petty Officer Brandon...

Deputy: Suspect in girl's slaying faked help during search

Mar. 19, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff's investigator says a man pretended to help search for the 11-year-old girl he's accused of strangling. Al.com reports a judge ruled Monday that prosecutors have probable cause in the capital murder case against 33-year-old Christopher Wayne Madison, who's accused...

The Latest: Pence to survey Nebraska flood damage Tuesday

Mar. 19, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the Midwest. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump requested Pence go Tuesday to the Midwest...

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

Mar. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost province has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing, officials said Tuesday. Floodwaters and landslides destroyed roads and bridges in several areas of Papua province's...

Man dies in swollen California river; girl missing

Mar. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Searchers combed a river in the Sierra Nevada foothills for a little girl swept away during the weekend, a man was found dead in a river northeast of Sacramento, and two people were rescued in Los Angeles Monday, putting a focus on dangers resulting from California's exceptionally wet...