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Police: Man stole car with 2-month-old baby in backseat

Oct. 25, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities are searching for a man they say stole a car with a 2-month-old baby in the backseat before dropping the baby off at a storage facility. Police said a couple pulled into a Cumberland Farms parking lot in Providence on Saturday and left the car running as...

Man rescued after falling 12 to 15 feet in sidewalk collapse

Oct. 24, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighters rescued a man Saturday after a sidewalk partially collapsed, sending him tumbling 12 to 15 feet into a hole. The collapse happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Third Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx, officials said. Firefighters were able to get to the...

Russian oil tanker suffers explosion, 3 crew members missing

Oct. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian oil tanker was hit by an explosion in the Sea of Azov and a rescue operation was underway Saturday for three missing crew members, officials said. The Russian Emergencies Ministry said the explosion on the General Azi Aslanov took place as the tanker was en route from the port of...

Charges after avalanche could lead to slippery slope

Oct. 24, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The two snowboarders talk about snow conditions and route selection as they drop in, one at a time. Gusting wind is blowing snow across the ridge as they wind between reefy rocks. “Avalanche!” yells Tyler DeWitt as he cranks to a stop below his friend Evan Hannibal. The two...

Man, newborn sought after baby taken from Louisiana hospital

Oct. 23, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Authorities were searching for a man and a newborn after a baby disappeared from a Louisiana hospital late Thursday. A statement from the Louisiana State Police said Travis Hargrove, 35, was believed to have left St. Francis Medical Center with Travis Hargrove Jr. inside a black backpack...

This image released by CBS All Access shows Ace Ruelas-Jimenez, left, with dog Frances in a scene from the episode

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

Oct. 22, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “body positivity" celebration. That and more is part of “That Animal Rescue Show,” an...

A researcher gives a thumbs-up as work continues on a second test excavation and core sampling in the search for remains at Oaklawn Cemetery from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Another body found in search for Tulsa race massacre victims

Oct. 22, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for remains of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims on Thursday revealed another body in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery before coming to an end, Oklahoma's state archaeologist said. “We are now able to confirm that we have at least 11 individual...

A woman is attended to as the Houston Police Department investigates a fatal shooting at DD Sky Club in Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.  (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Police: 3 killed, 1 badly wounded in Houston club shooting

Oct. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for two men suspected of gunning down three people and wounding a fourth inside of a Houston nightclub. Police were called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in response to reports that there were multiple people dead inside, Police Commander...

Migrants from Morocco walk along the shore escorted by Spanish Police after arriving at the coast of the Canary Island, crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat on Tuesday, Oct.20, 2020. Some 1,000 migrants have spent the night again sleeping in emergency tents in a dock while authorities in the Canary Islands complain that the Spanish government keeps blocking transfers of newly arrived migrants to the mainland over coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)

Spanish islands struggle with migration surge amid pandemic

Oct. 21, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

MASPALOMAS, Spain (AP) — Rescues at sea and arrivals of flimsy boats from Africa on Spain’s Canary Islands, where local authorities are already struggling to cope with the pandemic, have strained emergency services and left hundreds of migrants stuck for days in a makeshift harbor camp. Over 1,000...

Body of missing hiker found in North Carolina mountains

Oct. 21, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

CANTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials say rescue crews have found the body of a young hiker who went missing in the North Carolina mountains. According to a statement from the Haywood County Emergency Management team, 27-year-old Chad Seger's body was found in the Pisgah National Forest on Tuesday. Search teams...