Caves

In this Sept. 16, 2019, photo, "The Cave" movie director Tom Waller gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a story that gripped the world: determined divers racing time and the elements to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 30, 2019 - 9:07 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain. The ordeal in late June and early July 2018 had barely ended when filmmakers...
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In this Aug. 6, 2019 photo provided by David Leaning Samuel Clemens' signature is seen inside the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Mo., Clemens' boyhood home. Experts say it is almost certainly an authentic signature made by Clemens during his youth in Hannibal. (Photo Courtesy David Leaning via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
A pair of Mark Twain enthusiasts who have searched for more than two decades say they've found what appears to be Samuel Clemens' signature from his youth scrawled on the wall of the Missouri cave he made famous in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In the mid-1800s, long before he took on the pen...
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August 18, 2019 - 10:06 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave in southern Poland. The private broadcaster TVN said Sunday that rescue officials have not yet managed to make contact with the two, who...
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This image provided by the University of Tuebingen in Germany shows the Apidima 1 partial cranium fossil, right, with a piece of rock still attached, and its digital reconstruction from a posterior view, middle, and a side view, left. The rounded shape of the Apidima 1 cranium is a unique feature of modern humans and contrasts sharply with Neanderthals and their ancestors. (Katerina Harvati/University of Tuebingen via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've identified the earliest known sign of our species outside Africa. It's a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece. The fossil's estimated age is at least 210,000 years. Researchers said Wednesday that it shows our species began leaving Africa...
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Members of the Wild Boars soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave, offer foods to a Buddhist monk near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand Monday, June 24, 2019. The 12 boys and their coach attended a Buddhist merit-making ceremony at the Tham Luang to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 24, 2019 - 5:32 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony Monday. The boys who became known as the Wild Boars,...
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Members of the Wild Boars soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave, pose for the media after a marathon and biking event in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Some of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach have marked the anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks with a commemorative marathon in northern Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 23, 2019 - 7:51 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — When the 12 young boys and their soccer coach walked into a cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago Sunday, they didn't know their lives were going to forever change. Rising floodwater quickly trapped the youngsters inside the Tham Luang cave complex, setting off a...
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Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron hits a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 22, 2019 - 6:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Twins encountered a brief roadblock en route to another win over the Royals. C.J. Cron homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Minnesota beat Kansas City 5-3 on Saturday after blowing a 3-0 lead in the eighth. "It was a good team win, for sure,"...
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This combination of images provided by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig shows two views of a virtual reconstruction of the Xiahe mandible. At right, the simulated parts are in gray. According to a report released on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the bone is at least 160,000 years old, and recovered proteins led scientists to conclude the jaw came from a Denisovan, a relative of Neanderthals. (Jean-Jacques Hublin, MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
May 01, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40 years after it was found by a monk in a Chinese cave, a fossilized chunk of jawbone has been revealed as coming from a mysterious relative of the Neanderthals. Until now, the only known remains of these Denisovans were a few scraps of bone and teeth recovered in a Siberian...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018. file photo, members of the Wild Boars, the soccer team that was rescued from a flooded cave, give thanks in front of Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn's image during an event titled "United as One" in Bangkok, Thailand. The U.S. streaming video giant Netflix has officially announced Tuesday, April 30, 2019, it will join with the production company for the movie Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
April 30, 2019 - 9:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Netflix announced Tuesday it is joining with the production company for the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. Netflix...
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In this photo released by Government Spokesman Office, Richard Harris, left, an Australian member of the Thai cave rescue team, shakes hands with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha after receiving the Member of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn during the royal decoration ceremony at the Royal Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 19, 2019. Two Australian doctors, Harris and Craig Challen, received royal honors for helping rescue the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave (Government Spokesman Office via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 6:14 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save. Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony...
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