Search and rescue efforts

This undated photo provided by the Wasilla, Alaska, Police Department shows a more than 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) alligator named Allie that couldn't live in a tub in a Wasilla home anymore. Rescue group Valley Aquatics took Allie in. Valley Aquatics owner Sheridan Perkins says Allie is a 3-year-old American alligator, and has thought about re-homing Allie in Florida. (Wasilla Police Department via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 8:42 pm
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub. KTUU-TV reports that a Wasilla resident called 911 this week after realizing that the more than 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) alligator named Allie couldn't live...
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FILE - In this file image from video released by Taliban Media in December 2016, Caitlan Coleman talks in the video while her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle holds their two children. The couple and their three children were rescued Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2017, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The children were born in captivity. (Taliban Media via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 9:30 pm
SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife, Caitlan Boyle, was admitted Monday. His...
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October 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese military helicopter carrying four crewmembers lost radar contact Tuesday while on a nighttime search and rescue flight training mission in central Japan and is feared to have crashed. The UH-60J disappeared from radar while flying over the Pacific Ocean about 30 kilometers (...
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Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 10:23 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — The Latest on the oil rig explosion near New Orleans (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. Forty-four-year-old contractor...
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Joshua Boyle and son Jonah play in the garden at his parents house in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked network and forced to raise three children while in captivity were initially targeted for ransom because of the impending birth of their first child, the Canadian man at the heart of the case speculated Saturday. Boyle said he and his wife Caitlan Coleman heard at least half a dozen reasons why they had been snatched from a village in Afghanistan and held against their will by the Haqqani network over the years they were imprisoned. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 12:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and decided, "Hey, let's make the best of this and at least go home with a larger start on our dream family." Boyle, his American...
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Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 8:47 am
KENNER, La. (AP) — An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. There were "a lot of injuries," many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more...
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This April, 2017 photo by Brittney Vinculado shows Christina Hanson, with her grandfather Dick Hanson, left, and her father Michael Hanson, in Oakley, Calif. Christina Hanson, 27, used a wheelchair and spent her life dedicated to helping others despite her own hardships, her family said. Kelsi Mannhalter had posted on social media asking people to search for her cousin after the fire Monday ravaged Santa Rosa where Hanson lived. Mannhalter later confirmed on Facebook that Hanson did not survive when the flames consumed her home. (Brittney Vinculado via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 8:59 pm
At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, a 14-year-old boy whose parents and older sister were severely burned, and a woman born with a spinal defect who worked to help...
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Angry protesters gather near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack, near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to at least 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, a senator said Sunday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 15, 2017 - 5:53 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise. In a...
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October 15, 2017 - 2:21 pm
CUMMINGSTON, Scotland (AP) — A waterlogged dog has the coast guard to thank for coming to its rescue in the North Sea. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter on a training mission spotted the struggling cockerpoo that was being swept out to sea Sunday morning near Cummingston on Scotland's...
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Joshua Boyle speaks to members of the media at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Boyle, his wife Caitlin Coleman, and their three children landed in Canada after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan while on a backpacking trip and held hostage for five years by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 2:17 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-Canadian family rescued from captivity (all times local): 2:00 p.m. A video clip released by the Pakistani military shows former hostage Joshua Boyle recounting the firefight in which he and his family were rescued after five years in captivity to the Haqqani...
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