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Underwater forest hampers search for missing Alabama woman

Jul. 16, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet (18 meters) is hampering the search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama nearly two weeks ago. The Cullman Times reports many trees weren't cut down as workers created Smith Lake near Birmingham more than 50...

Toddler saved in Lake Michigan after winds carry inflatable

Jul. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Witnesses say a toddler was rescued in Lake Michigan after he drifted away from his family on an inflatable duck in Indiana. Dave Benjamin tells WBBM-TV that a boater finally grabbed the boy after the duck flipped over Monday, off Washington Beach in Michigan City. Benjamin tried...

Building collapses in India; 7 dead, several feared trapped

Jul. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least seven people, an official said. Rescuers were searching for several others feared trapped in the rubble. "The building crashed with a heavy sound and we thought...

Searchers scour Michigan woods for missing 2-year-old girl

Jul. 16, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COMINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have resumed the search for a 2-year-old girl whose family says wandered away as they prepared to leave a woodland campsite in northern Michigan. State police say Gabriella Roselynn Vitale was reported missing from the campsite in Oscoda County about 8:15 a.m....

Missing camper chased by knife happy to be back with family

Jul. 16, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A woman who went missing from a remote campground in California's White Mountains after she says she was confronted by a man with a knife is back home and reunited with her family. Sheryl Powell, 60, detailed what it was like to be missing for three days at the campsite and what she...

Rescuers save 2, retrieve 8 bodies after Pakistan mine blast

Jul. 16, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says rescue teams saved two miners and retrieved the bodies of eight others after a methane explosion trapped the 10 in a coalmine in southwestern Baluchistan province. Imran Zarkun, a top disaster management official, says the search operation was completed on...

Police: 3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs

Jul. 16, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say three children have been rescued from the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying drugs in Tennessee, and three North Carolinians have been charged in the case. The Tennessee Highway Patrol told reporters Monday that a bystander in Cocke County called authorities last...

Roy Disney rescues competitor from sinking yacht in Transpac

Jul. 15, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A crew in the 50th Transpacific Race was rescued by fellow competitor Roy Disney, the grandnephew of Walt Disney, after abandoning its sinking 70-foot sailboat early Monday. Race officials said Disney's Pyewacket, an Andrews 70, picked up the nine-man crew of John Sangmeister's OEX, a...

Family: California camper got lost after being chased by man

Jul. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

BIG PINE, Calif. (AP) — A woman found Monday after going missing from a remote campground in California's White Mountains said she got lost when she was chased by a man with a knife, according to her family. Search and rescue teams found Sheryl Powell just hours after they found her small dog about 2.5...

Latest: Family: California hiker chased by man with knife

Jul. 15, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

BIG PINE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a camper missing in California's White Mountains (all times local): 4 p.m. The family of a missing hiker found alive in California mountains says she got lost after being chased off a trail by a man with a knife. Sheryl Powell, 60, was hospitalized after...