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Harbor patrol searched, couldn't find California oil spill

Oct. 21, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California harbor patrol boats picked up reports of a possible fuel spill off the coast on a marine radio emergency channel about an hour before the Coast Guard heard anything about oil on the water and about 15 hours before a large slick, which came...

FBI: Remains found in Florida park ID'd as Brian Laundrie

Oct. 21, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. The remains, a...

Missing 3-year-old boy, subject of many searches, found dead

Oct. 21, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The body of a 3-year-old boy who went missing about the same time as his mother was discovered Thursday inside a Milwaukee dumpster, one week after his mother was found shot to death. The youth, Major P. Harris, and his mother, 25-year-old Mallery...

Coast Guard had earlier notice about California oil spill

Oct. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came...

6 missing, a day after ship capsizes off South Korea

Oct. 20, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Aircraft and ships were searching off South Korea's eastern coast Thursday for six crew members still missing a day after a fishing ship capsized. One crew member has been found unconscious and two others were rescued. Nine crew members were...

Missing boy's mother, man, plead not guilty to charges

Oct. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child. Meanwhile,...

Puyallup police search for suspect after man fatally shot

Oct. 20, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A man is dead after an early-morning shooting in Puyallup Wednesday. Officers responded to a report of a shooting on East Main Street at 1:16 a.m. As officers were on their way, they were told that witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and...

Milwaukee police ask for help to find missing 3-year-old boy

Oct. 19, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police said Tuesday that any further searches for a missing 3-year-old boy will depend on whether they receive credible information from the public on his disappearance. Authorities have conducted several searches in Milwaukee, Washington and...

Searchers say missing Kake man succumbed to the elements

Oct. 18, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers on Monday said a Kake man who had been reported missing was found dead by a canine team searching for him. Troopers said the body of 55-year-old David Dalton was found Monday about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from where his...

Boy, 4, survives fall off cliff while hiking with parents

Oct. 18, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who fell off a 70-foot cliff at Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky suffered a few scratches and bruises, but walked away without any severe injuries, officials said. The boy and his parents were hiking near Princess Arch on Friday...