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Search for girl in rural Arizona creek enters 2nd week

Dec. 7, 2019 12:15 AM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are still hoping to find a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week now since being swept away in a rural Arizona creek. Gila County Sheriff's officials say searchers will resume using boats and drones Saturday in Tonto Basin in their recovery effort...

TV news helicopter struck by object over Los Angeles

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles television news helicopter made a precautionary landing after it was struck in flight by an object that may have been a drone. KABC-TV reports its AIR7 HD helicopter was flying near downtown Wednesday evening at an altitude of about 1,100 feet (335 meters) when the crew...

Utah man injured after drone flies into his face downtown

Dec. 4, 2019 11:11 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man is recovering from swelling and a cut after he was hit in the face by a drone in downtown Salt Lake City, authorities said. Salt Lake City police have located the licensed drone operator who was attempting to land his drone on the sidewalk Monday near a popular Christmas light...

Search underway in Missouri for missing 36-year-old mother

Dec. 4, 2019 9:14 AM EST

RICH HILL, Mo. (AP) — Dive teams, boats, drones and police dogs are searching in Missouri for a missing mother. The Bates County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that 36-year-old Nicole Mallatt was last seen or heard from on Nov. 26. KCTV reports that Mallatt texted one of her daughters last...

New higher-speed Florida train has highest US death rate

Dec. 2, 2019 12:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — After Richard Branson announced his Virgin Group would partner with Brightline, Florida’s new higher-speed passenger rail service, a train whisked the British billionaire, VIPs and journalists from Miami to West Palm Beach in just over an hour and then back, with no problems. That was...

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

Dec. 2, 2019 12:00 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being...

Rescuers search for girl, 6, missing after truck swept away

Dec. 1, 2019 10:32 PM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Nine members of an Arizona family, together for the Thanksgiving holiday, were in an oversized military-style truck when they got stuck in a raging creek swollen by intense runoff from a powerful storm. Four children and two adults got out and were rescued by helicopter, but three...

Denmark court finds 3 men guilty for buying drones for IS

Nov. 28, 2019 8:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Copenhagen court has found three men guilty of helping a terror organization by buying drones and components on behalf of the Islamic State group. The items were meant to be used in combat actions in Syria and Iraq. The Copenhagen City Court said Thursday that the men, two of...

Wind could ground big balloons at NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

Nov. 27, 2019 5:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Smokey Bear might feel like he’s battling Santa Ana winds — if he even gets a chance to fly. New York City’s big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place Thursday amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons, which have...

NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul

Nov. 27, 2019 12:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and U.S. aircraft-maker Boeing agreed Wednesday on a $1 billion contract to refurbish the military alliance’s aging fleet of surveillance planes, ensuring that they can continue to serve as the organization’s eye in the sky until 2035. The agreement, which was not...