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Pakistani officials: Bodies of 2 Chinese climbers found

Jun. 20, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani mountaineering officials say a search team has spotted the bodies of two climbers, one from China and the other from Hong Kong, who went missing last week while scaling a peak in northern Pakistan. The officials say the two died amid harsh winter weather. Their bodies were...

Leads pursued after property searched for missing woman

Jun. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are following up on leads after searching a wooded area and pond in northwest Missouri for a missing woman. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Kasey Keesaman said Wednesday that 23-year-old Leah Marie Dawson wasn't found during Tuesday's search of farmland in...

Good dog! Florida K-9 unit ready for busy hurricane season

Jun. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season. Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics of a special K-9 unit. The Miami-based, 210-person Florida Task Force 1 has responded to numerous disasters,...

Spain says 22 migrants missing in the Mediterranean

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the rescue...

Crews search river for mother of kids found in burning home

Jun. 19, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Crews searched North Carolina's Catawba River for the body of a woman whose children were found dead in a burning mobile home over the weekend. News outlets report authorities identified the missing woman as 38-year-old Maria Calderon, the mother of 11-year-old Angel Pacheco and...

Delivery man who rescued girls from alleged abuse honored

Jun. 19, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police have honored a pizza delivery driver they say rescued two girls who were being abused by their father. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Mark Buede was honored Tuesday by the Lexington Police Department. Police say Buede was delivering a pizza to an area motel last...

Hiker rescued from Mt. Washington may have to foot the bill

Jun. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination. Authorities may even...

Pakistani army helicopter saves 6 climbers hit by avalanche

Jun. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was...

Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 17 dead

Jun. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded boat carrying people home to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families capsized off Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 and leaving four others missing, police said Tuesday. The Arim Jaya was traveling from Ra'as village on Madura island to...

The Latest: Helicopter saves 6 climbers in Pakistan's north

Jun. 18, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on a climbing expedition's rescue in Pakistan after being hit by an avalanche (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded after an avalanche in the country's north. Mohammad...