Search and rescue efforts

In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, D-O-G, a black and white cat with an unlikely name, lies next to a support dog in training at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. Officials from the facility took in the cat over the summer and say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. He helps train canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
HOLY COW! WANDERING BOVINE RETURNED TO PHILLY NATIVITY SCENE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, the 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at...
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In this combination photo, actress Alia Shawkat, from left, producer Lilly Burns, co-creator Sara-Violet Bliss and co-creator Charles Rogers pose for a portrait in New York on Nov. 27, 2017 to promote their series, "Search Party." The season finale of the TBS series airs on Sunday. (Photos by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 15, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even the star and executive producers of TBS' "Search Party" agree it's not an easy premise to describe. "It's like 'Scooby Doo,'" joked executive producer Charles Rogers. "But it's good," quipped actress Alia Shawkat (who is also a producer on the show). What "Search Party" is...
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FILE - This undated image made from a video released April 26, 2016, by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the stern of the sunken ship El Faro. Federal accident investigators on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:40 pm
The owner of the sunken cargo ship El Faro had a weak corporate safety culture that contributed to the vessel's demise and the deaths of 33 mariners, federal accident investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board said that as a company, TOTE Maritime, Inc. suffered from a...
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December 09, 2017 - 4:03 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for two people who were aboard a tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River. A news release from the Coast Guard says the 66-foot motor vessel Ricky Robinson sank Friday on the river near Memphis, Tennessee. Boats from the Memphis Police...
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December 05, 2017 - 9:47 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing crewmembers of a fishing boat that sank near Nantucket. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the 69-foot Misty Blue around 6 p.m. Monday. A nearby fishing boat rescued two of the four crewmembers and brought...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Argentina Navy shows an ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Navy's spokesman said Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, that U.S and Russian ships carrying remotely operated vehicles capable of deep seafloor searches are joining other vessels hunting for an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic 19 days ago. (Argentina Navy via AP File)
December 04, 2017 - 5:52 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S and Russian ships carrying remotely operated vehicles capable of deep seafloor searches are joining other vessels hunting for an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic 19 days ago, the navy said Monday. An explosion occurred near the time and...
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In this photo taken on Dec. 1, and made available on Dec. 4, 2017, a Syrian refugee is spotted in his 3-meter (10-foot) long rubber boat some 25 miles off Libya's coast by the NGO rescue boat of Proactiva Open Arms. The man, 30, who had set out solo in his tiny rubber boat trying to reach the Lampedusa Island, was rescued by the NGO boat. According to rescuers he was suffering from shock. (Proactiva Open Arms/via AP Photo)
December 04, 2017 - 3:09 pm
ROME (AP) — A Syrian refugee has been saved at sea after a last-minute check by humanitarian rescuers with binoculars 20 hours after he set out solo in a tiny rubber boat from Libya, where he said he had been working as practically a slave for three years, a rescue official said Monday. The...
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December 03, 2017 - 3:12 pm
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Army says six soldiers who rescued four crew members after a military helicopter crashed in January have received the highest peacetime award for valor. A ceremony was held last week at the 101st Airborne Division headquarters at Fort Campbell. The four were hurt...
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This photo provided by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office shows Earl Kimrey. Authorities have arrested Kimrey in connection with the disappearance of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says Kimrey is being held on more than $1 million bond in the Onslow County Detention Center on charges that include concealing a death and obstruction of justice. A statement issued by the Sheriff's Office says the child, Mariah Woods, is believed to be dead. She has been missing from her home since Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Authorities are searching for her body. (Onslow County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 7:23 pm
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing North Carolina child (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Authorities say they have recovered a body they think is a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl from a creek in a neighboring county. Onslow County Hans Miller said dive teams found...
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December 02, 2017 - 7:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas firefighters are calling a homeless man a hero for saving two small children from a fire. Fire officials say a 3-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy were trapped in a burning apartment Friday morning. Authorities say the children's grandfather was cooking food and the...
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