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Police: Hillsboro teen dead in pool after swim practice

Nov. 21, 2019 1:50 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A teenager was found dead in a swimming pool after a swim practice in Hillsboro, police said Thursday. Nabila Maazouz, 14, was pronounced dead late Wednesday after being discovered in the pool at Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, where her swim team had just finished a...

Police: Wooden boat capsizes in Pakistan, killing at least 8

Nov. 18, 2019 3:24 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an overloaded, small wooden boat capsized in eastern Punjab province, killing eight passengers and leaving several others missing. Local police chief Mohammad Imran says the boat tilted on its side, filled with water and sank on Monday in the Sutlej River near...

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...