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The Latest: North Macedonia detains 33 migrants near border

Nov. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Officials in North Macedonia say a police patrol has detained a group of 33 migrants found walking through the southern part of the country, near the border with Greece. Police said in a statement that the group consisted...

Body found in eastern Missouri was that of missing woman

Nov. 20, 2019 11:13 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A body found during a search in a remote area of eastern Missouri was positively identified as that of a St. Louis County woman who disappeared this month, authorities said Wednesday. Jennifer Rothwell’s body was found Monday night about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of her...

The Latest: Ship rescues 30 more migrants off Libya

Nov. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The humanitarian ship Ocean Viking has rescued another 30 people from a boat in distress off the Libyan coast, bringing the total number of migrants aboard the rescue vessel to 125. Doctors Without Borders said on...

The Latest: Border activist ends testimony in federal trial

Nov. 19, 2019 6:56 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial of a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 4:55 p.m. An Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants wrapped up testifying in his second trial. Scott Warren spent most of Tuesday on the stand as his trial came...

Authorities: Body found in search for missing Missouri woman

Nov. 19, 2019 8:15 AM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Information provided by a missing St. Louis-area woman’s husband has led authorities to a body that’s believed to be that of the woman, police said Tuesday. The body was discovered around 11:15 p.m. Monday in a remote area near the town of Troy and about 45 miles (72...

German authorities search homes, offices in tax fraud probe

Nov. 19, 2019 6:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have raided the homes and offices of six businesspeople and bankers as part of an investigation into a massive tax fraud scheme. Hesse state prosecutors said Tuesday in addition to 12 searches in Hesse and Bavaria, an apartment was searched in the Netherlands. The suspects,...

South Korean fishing boat catches fire; 1 dead, 11 missing

Nov. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fishing boat caught fire in South Korea’s southern waters early Tuesday, killing at least one fisherman and triggering a search for 11 others missing, coast guard officials said. Rescue workers found one of the fishermen unconscious in waters 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles)...

Media fighting gag order in case of missing Alabama student

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Media companies are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the kidnapping case against a man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student. Ten companies and organizations representing multiple news outlets filed the request Monday in the case of 29-year-old Ibraheem...

2 dead as French bridge collapse sends vehicles into river

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver died Monday when a road bridge collapsed in rural southwest France, dumping several vehicles into a river and prompting nationwide questions about bridge safety. Bystanders were able to rescue the girl’s mother after her car fell into the Tarn River...

Avalanche hits Indian army post in Himalayas, 6 killed

Nov. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche hit an Indian army post Monday on a Himalayan glacier in the disputed Kashmir region, killing four soldiers and their two civilian porters, the army said. The avalanche happened at height of more than 5,485 meters (17,995 feet) in the northern part of the Siachen...