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Search and rescue personnel exit the pier at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Authorities said Thursday that they believe

Authorities search for 'Glee' star believed to have drowned

Jul. 10, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

Authorities planned Friday to renew the search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, who is believed to have drowned in a Southern California lake while boating with her 4-year-old son. Rivera, 33, disappeared after renting the pontoon boat for three hours Wednesday afternoon and taking it out on Lake Piru...

3rd person found dead after rockfall in Austria

Jul. 10, 2020 4:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A third person has been found dead after a rockfall earlier this week in an Austrian gorge popular with hikers, police said Friday. The accident happened on Wednesday, when a boulder struck a trail in the Baerenschuetzklamm in southeastern Austria. Authorities said at the time that a...

People walk on a road damaged by water following a heavy rain in Takayama, Gifu prefecture, central Japan Friday, July 10, 2020. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and hot springs, have been flooded by massive downpours that have lasted for nearly a week. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

Jul. 10, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend. The death toll has risen to 66 as of Friday morning, with 16 others still missing, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency...

FILE - Actress Naya Rivera arrives at Logo's NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2013. Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

Jul. 10, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they believe “Glee” star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. “Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon speaks during a press conference at Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Police on Thursday, July 9, said the mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and search operations are underway. (Cheon Jin-hwan/Newsis via AP)

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search

Jul. 9, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said. Police said they located Park...

Russian police raid homes, offices of opposition activists

Jul. 9, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian law enforcement agents on Thursday searched the apartments and offices of several opposition activists who campaigned against constitutional amendments that allowed President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036. Investigators searched the apartment of municipal lawmaker Yulia...

A landslide is seen near an exit of a highway in Kyoto, western Japan Thursday, July 9, 2020. Pounding rain spread to central Japan and triggered mudslides. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

Jul. 9, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched Thursday for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 people. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas...

Police say the Seoul city mayor has been reported missing and search operations are underway

Jul. 9, 2020 5:43 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say the Seoul city mayor has been reported missing and search operations are underway.

Prosecutor: 14-year-old's plea leads to trafficking arrests

Jul. 8, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl's message on Facebook saying “I don't want to be here anymore" helped secure her rescue and led to arrests in what authorities call a sex trafficking ring in southeastern Pennsylvania, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Chester County prosecutor's office said the...

The scene in Bow where a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a property leaving people trapped inside, in east London, Wednesday July 8, 2020. The London Fire Brigade says a 20-meter crane has collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London. The brigade’s Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis says urban search and rescue crews are undertaking “a complex rescue operation” and using specialized equipment to search the properties on Wednesday. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Crane collapses in east London, killing 1, injuring 4

Jul. 8, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 20-meter (65-foot) crane collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London, killing one person and injuring four others, authorities said Wednesday. “Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, a fifth person has been found and died at the...