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Search for long-forgotten Zion Cemetery has begun

Aug. 18, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Moates stabbed the ground with a pointed metal rod he calls his "master prober." He hit something solid around two feet down and stabbed a few more times to trace the object. It's rectangular, he said — large enough to be a cemetery vault for a child. Or, maybe just a random...

Bodies found at site of China rockslide with 17 missing

Aug. 18, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Teams have begun recovering bodies at a railway repair site in southwestern China where 17 workers were buried by rocks. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that four bodies had been retrieved from the section of the Chengu-Kunming railway in Sichuan province's Ganluo county where...

Window-washers rescued after Denver mechanical lift crashes

Aug. 17, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Firefighters rescued two window-washers after a mechanical lift crashed through a parking garage in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood, the Denver Post reported . The crash also ruptured a gas line. Police told the Post that the incident happened Saturday at 155 N. Cook St. Denver Fire ...

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Aug. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. In recent days, Premier...

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River

Aug. 17, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a man in the Mississippi River in New Orleans. News outlets report the Coast Guard received a report of a person entering the water at 9:03 a.m. Saturday. The man, described as being in his mid-60s, was seen wearing pajamas with a white shirt. Authorities...

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Aug. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest...

Mother of 4 kids rescued in St. Louis fire faces charges

Aug. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of four young children rescued from an apartment fire in St. Louis is facing felony charges for allegedly leaving them home alone. St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Crystal Ford with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ford does not have a listed...

Aid group: Italy must let all migrants off rescue ship

Aug. 16, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Three ailing migrants and a family member were evacuated Friday from a Spanish rescue ship anchored near a southern Italian island but 134 others remained stuck on the boat as Italy's political battle over migration raged on. The humanitarian ship Open Arms had rescued 147 migrants in the...

Missing Utah man found in wilderness area

Aug. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 25-year-old Utah man missing since Sunday in a wilderness area along the Idaho-Montana border has been found in good condition. Authorities and family members told KUTV in Salt Lake City and KECI-TV in Missoula that Kaden Laga, of Orem, Utah, on early Friday showed up at a camp set...

Alabama prison sweep nets weapons, phones, drugs

Aug. 16, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Corrections officials say a search of a state prison in central Alabama turned up weapons, illegal drugs and cellphones. The Department of Corrections says multiple law enforcement agencies assisted with a security sweep at Staton prison in Elmore County on Thursday. At least two...