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Crews battle Maryland summer camp fire, no injuries reported

Jun. 29, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — Crews battled a fire at an overnight summer camp in western Maryland on Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported, officials said. Firefighters were initially dispatched around 7:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in a building at Camp Airy for Boys in...

Charity says 30 Europe-bound migrants feared dead off Libya

Jun. 29, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A flimsy rubber boat collapsed and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya's coast, leaving at least 30 people including women and children missing and feared dead, an international charity said Wednesday. It marked the latest tragedy at sea involving migrants seeking a better life...

1 dead as mudslides hit southern Austria after heavy rains

Jun. 29, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria declared a civil emergency Wednesday after some villages in the southern state of Carinthia were cut off by mudslides and flooding following heavy rainfall. One person was killed and another was reported missing. Residents of the villages of...

Trinidad reports power outages from tropical disturbance

Jun. 29, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday reported power outages related to a tropical disturbance speeding through the southern Caribbean on a path to Central America. Officials said the storms also temporarily shut down wastewater plants, but no serious...

Lawsuit filed by family of woman killed while parasailing

Jun. 29, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a 33-year-old Illinois woman who was killed while parasailing in the Florida Keys last month has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the boat company, attorneys said. Supraja Alaparthi was killed, her 9-year-old nephew was seriously...

Woman is killed by subway after falling onto tracks in NYC

Jun. 29, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was fatally struck by a New York City subway train after she fell onto the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, police said Wednesday. The 20-year-old woman somehow fell onto the tracks as a No. 7 train approached shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, a police...

Boat capsizes off Senegal coastline, 13 migrants killed

Jun. 29, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A boat carrying migrants trying to get to Europe capsized off the coast of Senegal, killing at least 13 people, according to local Red Cross officials. The incident happened near Kafountine in the southern Casamance area Monday night, said Djadja Sambou, an...

Taliban and US officials to meet amid quake relief efforts

Jun. 29, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan finance and central bank officials from the Taliban-led government departed for Qatar on Wednesday to meet with a U.S. Treasury department official, after last week’s deadly earthquake highlighted how critical relief efforts have stumbled under the weight of the...

Rice fields dry up as Italy's drought lingers on

Jun. 29, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

MORTARA, Italy (AP) — The worst drought Italy has faced in 70 years is thirsting paddy fields in the river Po valley and jeopardizing the harvest of the premium rice used for risotto. Italy's largest river is turning into a long stretch of sand due to the lack of rain, leaving the...

Northern California wildfire threatens 500 buildings

Jun. 29, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that erupted in Northern California forced evacuations as it threatened about 500 homes and other buildings Tuesday, authorities said. The Rices Fire erupted at around 2 p.m. near the Yuba River in Nevada County and had spread to more than 500...