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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, men from Bangladesh disembark from the Open Arms rescue vessel at the port of Messina after being rescued on Friday off the Libyan coast, in Sicily, Italy. The European Union announced Tuesday, March 31, 2020 the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)

UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

Apr. 9, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

The Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday and diverted them to the shores of the North African country, only to have them banned from disembarking, the U.N. migration agency said. The migrants, hungry and exhausted after 72 hours at sea, remained stuck on a...

Vessel runs aground, spills some fuel near Kingston

Apr. 9, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Wash. (AP) — Three people were rescued in Washington state after their boat ran aground off President Point near Kingston, authorities said. No one was reported injured. North Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews responded to the scene Wednesday around 5 a.m. after the Coast Guard received a distress...

Authorities search for child missing after mom's stabbing

Apr. 9, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy who authorities believe was taken from his mother’s home after she was stabbed has been found in Maryland, a North Carolina police department said Thursday. Emerson Ezequille Rivas-Melendez, 22, of Durham, and his son, Jeremy Rivas-Munoz were located in Prince...

A City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary election, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.  (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

In Wisconsin, missing absentees spur questions and anger

Apr. 9, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and election officials searched for answers Thursday about why an untold number of absentee ballots never made it to voters in Wisconsin who didn't want to risk contracting the coronavirus by voting at the polls in the state's presidential primary. Here's what...

Maryland crews rescue 4-year-old from 10-foot concrete hole

Apr. 9, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland rescued a 4-year-old boy who fell 10 feet (3 meters) down a concrete hole and became trapped inside Wednesday afternoon. The child was flown to a Baltimore hospital and was in stable condition Wednesday night, police said. Officers with the Manchester Police...

Emergency situation employees gather during a fire at a retirement home, housing elderly people with limited mobility, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 9, 2020. A fire in a retirement home in Moscow killed around four people and injured more then ten others, but firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building, emergency officials said Thursday. (Kirill Voronin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)

Fire at Moscow retirement home kills 4, leaves 16 injured

Apr. 9, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire in a retirement home in Moscow killed four people and injured 16 others but firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building, emergency officials said Thursday. The fire broke out Wednesday night in the basement of the building and quickly spread to the ground floor....

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 8, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Right call on airline cash The Citizen’s Voice April 8 Airlines are among the businesses most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout, and they need federal assistance if they quickly...

Lighter than normal traffic flow in and out downtown Atlanta Monday, April 6, 2020. Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an order to shelter in place in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Japan's Abe: Stay home, obey state of emergency

Apr. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM Abe urges cooperation with state of emergency in...

Police: Person on the run after shooting 2 in carjacking

Apr. 7, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police are searching for a person who they say shot two people with an AR-15-style weapon while stealing their car in southwestern Washington. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon near the town of Battle Ground. The two people shot...

Police: Woman left newborn boy in bag on Omaha doorstep

Apr. 7, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman who abandoned a newborn boy on a south Omaha front porch and fled. The 7-pound baby boy was wrapped in baby blanket inside a plastic bag and left on the front porch of Vicente Cruz’s house around 11:40 a.m. Monday. Cruz said his wife saw a young...