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Man struck and killed trying to rescue turtle on interstate

May. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle Friday on an interstate highway in southeastern Wisconsin was struck and killed by a semi-trailer driver who then fled the scene, authorities said. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver of the tow truck stopped with its lights on to...

Body of missing boy with autism found in river near his home

May. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

FORT JENNINGS, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his home this week was found in a river on Thursday, a sheriff said. A volunteer searching for the boy found his body in a log jam along the bank of the Auglaize River, less than a mile from his home, according to the...

In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020, photo, emergency personnel dredge a pond at Shoreline Lakeside Apartments during their search for missing children Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, in Tulsa, Okla. Searchers used sonar to examine the pond for the two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

May. 27, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared Friday with her younger brother, while the search expanded for the boy's body. Officer Jeanne Pierce said the body believed to be that of Miracle...

In this image made from May 27, 2020, video, one of the two hikers found alive is wrapped in a white blanket hugs another person as they enter a hospital in Nelson, New Zealand. Two hikers rescued in the New Zealand wilderness Wednesday got lost in fog and exhausted their food but survived 19 days with only minor injuries, police said. (Newshub/TVNZ via AP)

Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

May. 27, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two hikers rescued in the New Zealand wilderness Wednesday got lost in fog and exhausted their food but survived 18 days with only minor injuries, police said. Jessica O’Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23, had hiked into the sprawling Kahurangi National Park on May 9,...

Coroner IDs Mississippi man killed in road rage encounter

May. 26, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching for the suspect who was driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates. Brandon Box, 30, of Gulfport, was killed during Monday's...

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020. Manfredonia was last seen Sunday walking along railroad tracks in East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Victim's wife says fugitive student sought their neighbor

May. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A college student police say is an armed fugitive after killing two people was looking for a young woman he knew when he began his rampage, the wife of his first victim said Tuesday. University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia, 23, is a fugitive in the machete killing of...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

May. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa firefighters joined Tulsa police in searching a pond...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Tulsa police hunt for missing kids, 3 and 2; mother arrested

May. 25, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police searching for two small Oklahoma children who have been missing for days on Monday knocked on doors and stopped drivers at an apartment complex in Tulsa, after sending dive teams into nearby ponds. Police said 3-year-old Miracle Crook and 2-year-old Tony Crook of Tulsa were last...

UN: Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants

May. 25, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast over the past two days, and brought them to the capital of Tripoli from where they were taken to a detention center, the U.N. migration agency said Monday. Safa Msehli, a...

Migrant shipwrecks off Tunisia leave 1 dead, over 80 rescued

May. 24, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least one migrant has drowned, six are missing and over 80 have been rescued off Tunisia's coast, authorities said, amid a new wave of dangerous attempts to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. The Tunisian coast guard rescued 11 migrants after an emergency...