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IOM: Up to 600 missing at sea in 3 months in Central Med

May. 26, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says up to 600 people attempting to reach Europe by sea from Tunisia and Libya have gone missing during the first three months of 2022, the highest figure since 2014. In the latest tragedy, according to Tunisian...

Washington man drowns in Idaho's Salmon River Middle Fork

May. 26, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Washington man is dead after a boating accident on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Custer County. Robert Gray, 63, of Mill Creek, Washington, was floating the river Tuesday afternoon “when his raft struck a log jam, throwing him into the water,”...

Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother's death at sea

May. 26, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The circumstantial evidence against Nathan Carman had been lying in plain sight for years before his surprising indictment and arrest this month on allegations he killed his mother at sea off New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars. Federal...

Dozens of Europe-bound migrants missing off Tunisia's coast

May. 25, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Rescue teams searched Wednesday for dozens of people reported missing after a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Europe capsized off Tunisia's coast. The International Organization for Migration said 30 people were rescued and 75 people were unaccounted for...

Boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes, killing 16

May. 24, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — At least 16 people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were traveling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a recovery team member said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of Saturday's accident that took place...

Man dies in lake; Tennessee's 10th boating death this year

May. 24, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who died while fishing on Kentucky Lake is Tennessee's 10th boating-related fatality so far this year, officials said. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers responded to a call about an unoccupied boat on the lake in Henry County on Sunday. Officers...

5 migrants, including child, drown in 2 Mexico accidents

May. 23, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three Honduran migrants drowned off Mexico’s Gulf coast and four were still missing, the governor of the coastal state of Veracruz said Monday. Four migrants, also Hondurans, were pulled alive from the ocean by rescuers after their 25-foot open boat apparently...

Fisherman dies after boat sinks on Tennessee Lake

May. 23, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A fisherman has died after a boat sank on a southeastern Tennessee lake, wildlife officials said. Ronnie D. Gholston, 24, was bowfishing with two other men on Nickajack Lake on Thusday night when their 15-foot boat began to sink, the Tennessee Widlife...

Woman critically injured in a Lake Pleasant boating accident

May. 22, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has died after she was critically injured in a boating accident at Lake Pleasant, authorities said Sunday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said 32-year-old Tehanah Smith was airlifted to a hospital Saturday evening after one of her legs was cut...

'Triangle of Sadness': Biting social satire delights Cannes

May. 22, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Fashion models, Instagram influencers and Russian oligarchs collide on a yacht — and some very extreme sickness ensues — in Ruben Östlund's “Triangle of Sadness,” a social satire that had viewers at the Cannes Film Festival in hysterics. The Swedish...