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Russian jets collide over Sea of Japan; 2 dead, 1 missing

Jan. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian fighter jets collided Friday during a training mission over the Sea of Japan, leaving two crewmembers dead and another one still missing, officials said. The Defense Ministry said the two Su-34 jets, each with a crew of two, collided while maneuvering and went down 35 kilometers...

Drilling machines help frantic search of trapped Spanish boy

Jan. 18, 2019 8:00 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Heavy machinery has been brought in by rescuers in southern Spain who plan to drill vertical tunnels next to a deep borehole to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped there for five days. "The terrain's geology is complicated, and that's slowing down the works," said Angel Garcia, the leading...

Authorities search for missing witness in homicide case

Jan. 18, 2019 7:56 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a missing witness in a pending Missouri homicide case. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an endangered person advisory for 42-year-old Kenneth Cornwell Jr. He was last seen Tuesday in Raytown. Investigators are looking for a green 2000 Kia...

Avalanche in Kashmir Himalayas kills 3, leaves 7 missing

Jan. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche at a Himalayan mountain pass in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday killed three people and left another seven missing, officials said. The avalanche hit the Khardung La pass in the remote Ladakh region and trapped 10 people under snow, said top civil administrator...

New Mexico ski resort says 2 rescued from avalanche

Jan. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort on Thursday, injuring two people who were pulled from the snow after a roughly 20-minute rescue effort, a resort spokesman said. The avalanche near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley happened around 11:30 a.m.,...

Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

Jan. 17, 2019 10:39 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks in getting to the bottom of the deep and narrow cavity. The operation to rescue Julen Rosello from the shaft has gripped...

The Latest: Norway police recover 2 more avalanche victims

Jan. 17, 2019 8:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local): ___ 2:55 p.m. Norwegian police say rescuers have recovered two more bodies after four skiers were swept away in an avalanche in northern Norway more than two weeks ago. Police in northern Norway say the latest two bodies have been...

Police find body of German tourist in Australian Outback

Jan. 17, 2019 6:24 AM EST

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — The body of a 62-year-old German tourist was found beneath a tree in the searing heat of the central Australia Outback on Thursday, eight days after she was reported missing, police said. Desert Palms Resort staff in Alice Springs reported guest Monika Billen missing on Jan. 9, but...

Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

Jan. 17, 2019 5:56 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 472 people who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe over the past two days. The service says that 17 people, including one woman, were rescued early Thursday from two inflatable rafts like those used at beaches and swimming...

Police still searching for suspect in crash that injured 4

Jan. 17, 2019 4:31 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania still are searching for a man they say led authorities on a multi-state car chase that caused two crashes, injuring several people including officers and a 3-year-old boy. The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reported Wednesday that Philadelphia...