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Vegetation thrives where a boat ramp once did at the Sanford Lake Marina, while erosion could threaten homes on the opposite shore of what was once Sanford Lake, July 30, 2020, near Sanford, Mich. Nature is returning to the dry beds of a string of mid-Michigan lakes that drained in May after two dams failed during torrential rains. (AP Photo/ Jeff McMillan)

Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failed

Aug. 8, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. But not always in a good way. “Shortly after the water receded, you could look out over the exposed bottom lands of the lake and it was like looking at...

This combination of photos released by the National Student Poets Program shows, from left, Madelyn Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang and Anthony Wiles who have been named finalists in the Class of 2020 National Student Poets Program. Each receives a $5,000 cash award. (National Student Poets Program via AP)

Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

Aug. 5, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets. A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the student poet program...

Items are for sale at Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Indiana, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. U.S. Rep. Greg Pence, the older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, is coming under criticism for allowing the sale of objects with racist depictions of African Americans at the sprawling antiques mall the congressman owns with his wife. (AP Photo/Casey Smith)

Rep. Greg Pence criticized for racist items sold at his mall

Jul. 31, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is coming under criticism for allowing the sale of objects with racist depictions of African Americans at a sprawling antiques mall he co-owns — and the issue has taken on particular significance as the Republican defends his congressional seat in Indiana...

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...

Local firefighters attempt to put out a fire on a derailed freight train on a bridge spanning Tempe Town Lake Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Train derails on Arizona bridge that collapses, catches fire

Jul. 29, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A freight train derailed Wednesday as it traveled on a bridge that spans a man-made lake in a Phoenix suburb, setting the bridge ablaze and partially collapsing the structure, officials said. Tempe police said there was another derailment in the same area last month that slightly damaged the...

In this handout released by Governor of Yamalo-Nenets region Press Office, people dig in silt searching for mammoth bone fragments in the Pechevalavato Lake in the Yamalo-Nenets region, Russia, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Fragments of a mammoth skeleton have been found by local reindeer herders in the lake a few days ago, and scientists hope to retrieve the entire skeleton - a rare find that could help deepen the knowledge about mammoths that have died out around 10,000 years ago. (Artem Cheremisov/Governor of Yamalo-Nenets region of Russia Press Office via AP)

Well-preserved mammoth skeleton found in Siberian lake

Jul. 24, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists are working to retrieve the well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth, which has some ligaments still attached to it, from a lake in northern Siberia. Fragments of the skeleton were found by local reindeer herders in the shallows of Pechevalavato Lake on the Yamalo-Nenets...

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge that it would pay for any damages caused by an oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)

Whitmer: Enbridge dodging responsibility for potential spill

Jul. 22, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge to pay for damages caused by a potential oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel. The Democratic governor's...

Afghan families receive a body of their relative drowned after their boat sank in Turkey's Lake Van, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The boat sank last month while ferrying dozens of migrants across a lake in eastern Turkey. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Bodies of young Afghans who died seeking asylum brought home

Jul. 22, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The bodies of five Afghans who died when their boat crowded with migrants capsized in stormy weather in a lake in eastern Turkey last month were returned home to Afghanistan on Wednesday. The five were among 29 Afghans whose bodies have been recovered after their boat sank in Lake...

Chinese soldiers build a temporary embankment to contain Poyang Lake which has reached a record level threatening to flood Lushan city in central China's Jiangxi province Monday, July 13, 2020. Chinese authorities forecasted heavy rain across a wide swath of the country prompting evacuation of residents and raising emergency alerts levels. (Chinatopix via AP)

Flooded southern China braces for more storms

Jul. 15, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rain is forecast for five more days in the Yangtze River basin, China's meteorological agency said Wednesday, in a region already devastated by flooding this year. At least 141 people have been reported dead or missing across the nation. In some good news, the water level in...

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...