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France's role in NATO not in question despite US rift

Sep. 24, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As tensions between France and the United States simmered this week over an Indo-Pacific defense deal that sank a multi-billion-dollar French submarine contract, a French general handed the baton of a key NATO command center to a fellow French air force officer. ...

Lawsuits: Murdaugh used attorney friend to manipulate

Sep. 23, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawyer charged with trying to arrange his own death steered the family of a housekeeper who died in his home to use a longtime friend as their attorney without revealing their friendship and then tried to take a $4 million settlement, according to the...

Kenyan official: 7 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

Sep. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A local official in Kenya says seven people are dead after their boat capsized on Lake Victoria. Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan says the seven bodies pulled from the lake after the accident on Tuesday include one of a child. ...

Bill would change maritime liability rules after boat fire

Sep. 22, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would change 19th century maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people. The bill would update the Limitation of Liability...

Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless...

Person drowns after drift boat hits rock, ejects floaters

Sep. 19, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A person has drowned in eastern Idaho after a drift boat carrying a group down the Henry's Fork River hit a rock, ejecting all the occupants. Authorities in Fremont County said the accident happened between Warm River and Ashton on Saturday...

Capsized river boat leaves 10 dead in southwest China

Sep. 19, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A boat that capsized on a river in southwest China has left at least 10 people dead, with another five still missing, according to state media on Sunday. CCTV said that the ship overturned shortly after it departed Saturday evening in Guizhou Province....

Bodies of 2 fishermen recovered from pond after they drowned

Sep. 15, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Search crews have found the bodies of two fishermen who went missing in a Middle Georgia pond. The men were last seen Monday night, when their boat overturned on the water just south of Monticello, WMAZ-TV reported. Three people went under when...

Report: Officer's error likely caused shipwreck off Georgia

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A top officer's errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. National...

Iowa State suspends crew club after inquiry into drownings

Sep. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has announced that its student crew club must stay off the water at least for now after an inquiry faulted the university and the club's leaders in the drowning deaths of two members. The Ames Tribune reports that Iowa State made...