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Police: Man rescued from waters at North Carolina beach dies

May. 21, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a man rescued from the ocean on the North Carolina coast last weekend has died. Emerald Isle police confirmed on their Facebook page that 48-year-old Robert Ray Patterson of Jacksonville died on Tuesday. Officials say Patterson had apparently been carried out by rip...

Minister: Gas drilling at 8 sites off Cyprus over 24 months

May. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' energy minister says energy companies will drill in search of natural gas in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast at eight separate sites over the next two years. Georgios Lakkotrypis said Tuesday that exploratory drilling would take place at six...

Tech is vital element in search for missing Hawaii woman

May. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Technology is becoming a vital element in the search for a woman who went missing in a rural Hawaii forest. Volunteers searching for 35-year-old Amanda Heller are employing GPS devices and computers with live feeds and real-time data from the parking lot of the Makawao Forest Reserve...

Hiker and his dog lived off the land while lost in Alaska

May. 21, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A hiker and his dog ate berries and moss while they were lost for days in Alaska, he said. Logan Holmer, 26, of Missouri, and his dog started hiking the Far Mountain Trail May 7 and became separated from their group the next day, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Monday....

Coast Guard to open 3 seasonal stations this week

May. 21, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is opening three seasonal stations later this week. The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that stations Scituate, Massachusetts; Block Island, Rhode Island; and Fishers Island, New York, are scheduled to open Friday and remain open through Labor Day. The stations' crews will...

1 person reported missing in water after boat fire

May. 21, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews are searching for someone who may have fallen into the Intracoastal Waterway as firefighters were putting out a fire on a sailboat near a West Palm Beach marina. West Palm Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Danny Collazo tells news outlets that crews arrived at the marina around...

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

May. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities said. Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was being held without bond in the shooting death of Officer William...

Woman killed searching for cellphone in Scottsdale roadway

May. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Canadian woman who was hit by a car while searching for a cellphone in a Scottsdale street has died. Scottsdale police say 24-year-old Jesena Andony died at a hospital Sunday as a result of her injuries. According to investigators, she was part of a group riding in a golf cart...

Girl's body found after being swept away by Arkansas stream

May. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an 8-year-old girl has been recovered hours after she was swept away while swimming in an Arkansas stream. The Pope County Sheriff's Office says she was found shortly after 10 a.m. Monday in the Illinois Bayou, about 87 miles (140 kilometers) northwest...

The Latest: Capital murder charge filed in police shooting

May. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 11:27 a.m. A suspect is being charged with capital murder in the slaying of an Alabama police officer. Authorities say 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes could face the death penalty in the shooting death of...