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Panama cautious after day without COVID-19 deaths

May. 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama raised capacity on public transportation across the country Monday, a day after celebrating the first day in 14 months without a COVID-19 death. The pause in COVID-19 deaths came despite a slight rise in confirmed infections that led to...

6.0 magnitude quake recorded off south coast of Panama

May. 13, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck Thursday in waters off the south coast of Panama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was recorded around 9:42 GMT Thursday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) under the...

SpaceX capsule departs station with 4 astronauts, heads home

May. 01, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts departed the International Space Station late Saturday, aiming for a rare nighttime splashdown to end the company’s second crew flight. It would be the first U.S. splashdown in darkness since Apollo...

SpaceX making 1st US crew splashdown in dark since Apollo 8

Apr. 30, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX this weekend will attempt the first U.S. splashdown of returning astronauts in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot in 1968. Elon Musk’s company is targeting the predawn hours of Sunday to bring back three NASA astronauts and one...

Panama exhumes body looking for victims of 1989 US invasion

Apr. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Investigators exhumed another body from a Panama City cemetery Thursday in an attempt to identify the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion that removed strongman Manuel Noriega from power. Over 30 sets of remains had previously been...

Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 10, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. ...

Balloon release honors teen killed during family vacation

Apr. 04, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of shiny red and black balloons floated up from behind a funeral home on Preston Highway Saturday evening, a memorial to 14-year-old Lucas Dale Likes. With the sun shining from just above the horizon, friends and family members...

Florida woman's husband 'still saving lives' after drowning

Apr. 03, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Less than two years after her husband drowned while attempting to save a struggling swimmer during double-red flag conditions, Alisha Redmon said she was glad to see Beach officials finally take rip currents seriously. Stacey Redmon, 48,...

UN: Increase in child migrants through dangerous Darien Gap

Mar. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The number of child migrants passing through the perilous Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama has risen dramatically, the U.N. child welfare agency said Monday. While underage migrants made up only about 2% of those using the jungle corridor in...

Deadly spring break: 3 men charged in 2 deaths in Florida

Mar. 23, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two North Carolina men on spring break in Florida have been charged with drugging and raping a woman who later died, possibly of a drug overdose in Miami Beach, police said Tuesday. Meanwhile, in Panama City, a man has been charged with...