Search and rescue efforts

Sophie Beau, left, general director of SOS Mediterranee France, Frederic Penard, operations director for SOS Mediterranee, and Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, from Doctors without Borders group, answer reporters Tuesday, Aug.14, 2018 in Paris. Portugal has become the first European country to say it could take in some migrants aboard rescue ship Aquarius, operated by French groups, as officials in coastal France made impassioned pleas to a so-far-silent French government to allow its docking. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
August 14, 2018 - 12:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a ship carrying rescued migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Germany's Interior Ministry says the country will take in up to 50 migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius as a humanitarian gesture. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the ministry...
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Workers clean up debris swept into the street during flooding in Upper Darby, Pa., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say heavy rains have been causing flooding and prompting road closures and rescues of people from stranded cars in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 13, 2018 - 8:35 pm
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads in...
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August 13, 2018 - 1:47 pm
MILAN (AP) — The European Commission said Monday that it is in contact with a number of member states to identify a country willing to take 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship, after the French aid groups operating the ship appealed for a safe port and Italy said Britain should take...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers remove a body from the rubble at the scene of an explosion that brought down a five-story building, in the village of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, north Syria, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Syrian opposition activists say the explosion killed several people and wounded many others. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 5:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian search-and-rescue group says the death toll from an explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings in a rebel-held town in the country's northwest the previous day has risen to 67. The Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says rescuers were still searching...
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The Open Arms Search and Rescue vessel arrives in Algeciras, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras after other, geographically closer, European Union countries refused to let it dock amid continuing strain between governments about how to respond to the wave of migrants crossing from Africa. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 12, 2018 - 11:43 am
ROME (AP) — Migrants in distress at sea have told their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance, a European aid group said Sunday while seeking safe harbor for a rescue vessel with 141 migrants aboard. SOS Mediterranee in a statement said that due to the recent...
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Imam Siraj Wahhaj speaks to reporters, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in New York. Wahhaj, the grandfather of a missing Georgia boy, says the remains of the child were found buried at a desert compound in New Mexico. Abdul-ghani Wahhaj was found Monday, on what would have been his fourth birthday, after he went missing in December in Jonesboro, Ga. near Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 10, 2018 - 12:08 am
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 4 p.m. A representative of a New York mosque says the raid of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico is being used as propaganda against Muslims. Ali Abdul-Karim Judan, a spokesman...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, B.C. J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts are hoping to save by giving her antibiotics or feeding her live salmon at sea. The experts now have authorization to intervene with medical treatment in both U.S. and Canadian waters once the critically endangered orca shows up again in the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest. (Brian Gisborne/Fisheries and Oceans Canada via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Teams of whale experts raced out to sea Thursday to help an ailing young killer whale, but they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks. The young orca J50 was spotted...
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Imam Siraj Wahhaj speaks to reporters, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in New York. Wahhaj, the grandfather of a missing Georgia boy, says the remains of the child were found buried at a desert compound in New Mexico. Abdul-ghani Wahhaj was found Monday, on what would have been his fourth birthday, after he went missing in December in Jonesboro, Ga. near Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 09, 2018 - 5:16 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler's grandfather said Thursday. New...
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A man inspects the ruin of his house destroyed by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
August 09, 2018 - 11:04 am
BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the Indonesian earthquake (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Indonesia's top security minister, Wiranto, says the death toll from last Sunday's earthquake on the island of Lombok has climbed to 319. The announcement comes after an inter-agency meeting that was...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO MORGAN LEE INSTEAD OF LEE MORGAN - Police tape restricts access to a disheveled living compound in Amalia, N.M., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. A New Mexico sheriff said searchers have found the remains of a boy at the makeshift compound that was raided in search of a missing Georgia child. A New Mexico sheriff said searchers have found the remains of a boy at the makeshift compound that was raided in search of a missing Georgia child. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
August 08, 2018 - 10:22 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 4 p.m. A defense attorney is questioning accusations that a man arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound was training children to commit school shootings. Aleks Kostich of...
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