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In this satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground almost two weeks ago off the Indian Ocean island nation began leaking oil. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said Friday that the leak “represents a danger for Mauritius

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

Aug. 8, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced the development late Friday as satellite images...

Illinois man dies after hit by anchor in Lake of the Ozarks

Aug. 6, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has died after being hit by a boat anchor on Lake of the Ozarks, authorities said. Craig Gathmann, 55, of Manito, Illinois, was operating a boat Wednesday afternoon with the anchor still in the water, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Once the anchor released,...

A part of a park near Han river is flooded after heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. South Korean Meteorological Administration issued a warning of heavy rain for Seoul and central area. (Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP)

Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing

Aug. 2, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Torrential rain pounded most of South Korea over the weekend, leaving six people dead and seven others missing, officials said Sunday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said the heavy rainfall triggered landslides in dozens of places, flooded residential areas and roads, and...

Father drowns trying to save 2 children in Lake Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children, authorities said. Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan's St. Joseph, police said in a release. The man’s...

Authorities: 2 men drown while swimming at Ohio state park

Jul. 27, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two men who went missing while swimming at a state spark in southern Ohio have been recovered, authorities said. The two men were last seen using a rope swing at Rose Lake in Hocking Hills State Park on Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. One of...

Police: Bellagio fountain pool death an apparent drowning

Jul. 24, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man apparently drowned Friday while swimming in the fountain pool in front of the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. A bystander jumped into the water after the man began struggling but returned to safety when he realized he couldn't rescue him, police Capt. Dori...

Chicago boy, 7, dies after boat overturns on Chicago River

Jul. 23, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old Chicago boy died and several people were hospitalized after a boat capsized on the Chicago River, apparently after a cargo boat passed the smaller vessel, officials said Thursday. The boy was initially hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday evening at Mercy Hospital, but...

In this Aug. 8, 2019, photo, garbage creeps towards the shore at Stanley Beach in Alexandria, Egypt. Authorities say that 11 people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt on Friday, July 10, 2020 at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, file)

Police: 4 family members drown at beach in northern Egypt

Jul. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Four members of a family visiting a beach in northern Egypt drowned on Thursday, the police said, the second incident in as many weeks along a rocky coast that has long been a notorious site of drownings. Rescue crews pulled the bodies of a 19-year-old girl and her 15-year-old brother from the...

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Autopsy confirms Naya Rivera's death was accidental drowning

Jul. 14, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy confirmed Tuesday that “Glee'' star Naya Rivera died from accidental drowning, officials said, while her family released a statement honoring her ”everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit." The examination, performed the day after the 33-year-old's body was found...

FILE - Naya Rivera, a cast member in the television series

Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

Jul. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing under the water, authorities...