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Mexico Finds Possible Remains, Restores Some Oil Production

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Tuesday the possible remains of two missing subcontractors had been found on one of its oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico following a weekend fire. Petroleos Mexicanos said it had …

Search for Bodies Concludes at Florida Condo Collapse Site

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories …

Offshore Lift Boat Flipped While Lowering Legs, Turning

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An offshore oil industry boat had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary …

Indonesia Landslides Death Toll Rises to 140, Dozens Missing

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 140 with dozens still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. East Flores district on Adonara island …

Indonesian Rescuers Dig for People Buried in Landslides

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in remote eastern Indonesia were digging through the debris of a landslide Tuesday in search of as many as 21 people believed to be buried in one of several disasters brought on by severe weather …

Taiwan Rescuers Work to Bring Out Last Body From Wrecked Train

TAIPEI — Taiwanese rescuers were trying on Monday to retrieve the last body of a passenger from wreckage of a deadly train crash last week, as the government said five of the eight carriages had now been removed. Fifty people …

Indonesia Landslides, Floods Kill 41 People; Dozens Missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia killed at least 41 people and displaced thousands, the country’s disaster relief agency said Sunday. More than two dozen others were still missing. Mud tumbled down …

Record Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Tennessee; 4 Dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rains across Tennessee flooded homes and roads, prompting officials to rescue dozens of people from houses, apartments and vehicles. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath. A flash flood emergency was …

Indonesian Teams Find More Bodies From Quake That Killed 78

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers on Sunday retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a strong earthquake, raising the death toll to 78, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access …

Colorado Funeral Home Operators Charged With Selling Bodies

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Federal authorities arrested the operators of a Colorado funeral home accused of selling body parts or entire bodies without the consent of families. Megan Hess, 43, and her mother, 66-year-old Shirley Koch, were arrested Tuesday and …