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21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood

Apr. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China's northwest, a state news agency reported. The mine in Hutubi County in the Xinjiang region flooded at about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Xinhua News...

Stranded riders rescued from NJ theme park roller coaster

Apr. 10, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say some people had to be rescued after they became stranded on a roller coaster at a New Jersey theme park. State police say they were called at about 7:30 p.m. Friday about the problem at the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park...

Camper dies, wife rescued in Death Valley National Park

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An Arizona tourist died and his wife was rescued Friday after their vehicle got two flat tires and they went missing in Death Valley National Park in California. Alexander Lofgren, 32, and Emily Henkel, 27, were found on a steep...

Stolen Confederate monument recovered in New Orleans

Apr. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a Confederate monument that had been stolen in Alabama and was the subject of a ransom note threatening to convert it into a toilet, New Orleans police confirmed Friday. A spokesperson for the New Orleans Police...

195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

Apr. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based international law enforcement agency. Interpol said in a statement Friday...

Coast Guard rescues man clinging to kayak off New Jersey

Apr. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LONGPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a kayaker who became stranded in waters off southern New Jersey. Egg Harbor Township police notified the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay sector Thursday after getting reports that someone in the water was calling...

Police searching for suspect in multiple stabbings

Apr. 08, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis searched Thursday for a man who stabbed three people around the city in March, killing one of them. The stabbings occurred on March 17, according to a police news release. The man stabbed 78-year-old Maria Elena Mantini at a bus...

Woman dies after being rescued from fire in Laconia

Apr. 08, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A woman died following a fire at a duplex-style building, despite the efforts of first responders, New Hampshire fire officials said. Laconia firefighters responded to a report Wednesday afternoon of the woman inside the building and rescued her....

Vandals mar ancient petroglyphs in north Georgia mountains

Apr. 08, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for vandals who damaged ancient petroglyphs in the north Georgia mountains — sacred rock carvings that date back thousands of years. Archaeologist Johannes Loubser discovered the vandalism on March 26 and reported...

Snow falling in the Cascades raises avalanche concerns

Apr. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Snow is falling on Snoqualmie Pass and a Winter Weather Advisory was issued across the mountain passes in western Washington. Up to eight inches of snow forecasted in the Cascades—good news for the ski resorts including The Summit at...