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Juan Cruz, boyfriend of Army soldier Vanessa Guillén, kneels in front of a mural honoring her Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Houston. Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas, according to a lawyer for the soldier's family. Remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belong to Guillén and Army officials informed her family in Houston Sunday, attorney Natalie Khawam told The Associated Press. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Army identifies buried remains as missing Texas soldier

Jul. 6, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Army commander confirmed Monday that dismembered remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, Fort Hood's senior commander, said during a news conference that the...

Rescuers search for missing persons at the site of a landslide in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

Jul. 6, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu, officials said. Army troops and other...

Boaters flag down authorities to a crashed seaplane near Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, July 5, 2020, south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The downed plane can be seen in the right side of the image. Two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes, the sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday night. (Stephanie Hammett/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Sheriff: At least 2 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two bodies have been pulled from Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene and as many as six other people are missing after two small planes collided above the water, authorities said. Witnesses described the planes colliding and crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay at around 2:20 p.m....

In this undated photo released by Indonesian National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers search for victims at the site of the sinking of a fishing boat in the waters of Pukuafu Strait, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The overloaded fishing boat carrying more than two dozens people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing a number of passengers and leaving some others missing, an official said Monday, July 6, 2020. (BASARNAS via AP)

At least 2 dead, 7 missing in boat capsizing in Indonesia

Jul. 6, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded fishing boat carrying 28 people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing at least two children and leaving seven other people missing, an official said Monday. Boat crews on nearby vessels recovered the bodies of two children and have rescued 19 people from choppy...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Lawyer: Remains of missing Texas soldier identified

Jul. 5, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas, according to a lawyer for the soldier's family. Remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belong to Spc. Vanessa Guillén and Army officials informed her family in...

A photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Arthur Lestrick, 40. Law enforcement officials are looking for Lestrick, who went missing from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The Department of Corrections said in a news release Sunday, July 5, 2020, that Lestrick is believed to have escaped on foot from a work camp called Unit 28. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)

Mississippi law enforcement searches for escaped prisoner

Jul. 5, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who went missing Sunday morning from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Arthur Lestrick, 40, is believed to have escaped on foot from a work camp called Unit 28, the Department of Corrections said in a news release....

Man dies after drowning at lake in Avon

Jul. 5, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

AVON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities reported that a man died on Sunday morning after he drowned in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon. The 20-year-old man went missing in a swimming area at the lake on Saturday afternoon. A rescue diver located the man, and he was flown to St. Cloud Hospital. But he died early Sunday...

Search continues at Sparks Marina for a missing swimmer

Jul. 5, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities continued to search Sunday for a 50-year-old man who went missing while swimming at Sparks Marina. According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the man went swimming with a friend Saturday and then was seen struggling in the water before going under. and not...

Missing boy's body found in pond

Jul. 4, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Divers have discovered the body of a missing 10-year-old boy in a South Dakota pond. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports the boy went missing Thursday night in Brookings. Police discovered his bike and sandals near a pond later that night. A Brookings Fire Department dive team...

UW-Milwaukee lecturer under fire for Guillen remarks

Jul. 4, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee lecturer is under for making comments about the death of U.S. Army soldier Vanessa Guillen. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Betsy Schoeller, a former Wisconsin Air National Guard officer, posted comments on Facebook about Guillen's death,...