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Missouri mother sentenced to life for baby's drowning

Nov. 11, 2019 1:54 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who drowned her 6-month-old son in a bathtub has been sentenced to life in prison. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Sydney Jones was sentenced last week for child abuse resulting in death. Jurors found her guilty in July after a witness testified that he found...

The Latest: Migrant clash in Bosnia leaves 4 injured

Nov. 7, 2019 8:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Police in Bosnia say a fight among migrants at a tent camp in the northwest of the country has left four people slightly injured. Police say the clash on Thursday erupted between migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Local...

Teacher saves caged puppy from drowning in Illinois lake

Nov. 4, 2019 2:57 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A teacher who rescued a caged puppy from drowning in a cold central Illinois lake over the weekend says the dog had been "clearly abused." Bryant Fritz, who teaches middle school science at Next Generation School in Champaign, was preparing to fish Saturday when he found a black and...

Slovenia police say 2 migrants drown crossing from Croatia

Nov. 1, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say two men — apparently migrants who were trying to reach Western Europe — have drowned in the river Kolpa on the border with Croatia. Police in the southern town of Novo Mesto said Friday they have asked for help outside Slovenia in identifying...

Cambodian official says British backpacker died of drowning

Nov. 1, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An autopsy has determined that a British backpacker whose body was found at sea a week after she disappeared on a Cambodian island had died from drowning, an official said Friday. Kuoch Chamroeun, the governor of Preah Sihanouk province, said by phone that the body of Amelia...

Family of missing British woman pursuing jungle search

Oct. 30, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

KOH RONG, Cambodia (AP) — The brother of a British woman who disappeared after attending a late-night beach party on a Cambodian island said Wednesday her family is planning to hire a private team of professional searchers to comb the jungle for her. Harry Bambridge, the brother of 21-year-old backpacker...

6 elephants drown, 2 rescued in Thai national park

Oct. 6, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday near the Haew Narok...

Bodies of man, daughter pulled from pond after pickup crash

Oct. 1, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say the bodies of a man and his 6-year-old daughter were pulled from a pond at an apartment complex after a pickup truck crashed into it. The Butler County Coroner's Office ruled Tuesday that 35-year-old Morance Harrison and 6-year-old Nena Harrison, both of...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

The Latest: Officials say 4th death tied to Imelda floods

Sep. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after floodwaters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda. Police in Beaumont said the body of 47-year-old...