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Searchers in China Find Wing, Engine Parts After Plane Crash

WUZHOU, China (AP) — Hundreds of people in rain gear and rubber boots searched muddy, forested hills in southern China on Thursday for the second flight recorder from a jetliner that crashed with 132 people aboard. No survivors have been …

Death Toll in Massive Bangladesh Ferry Fire Rises to 40

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)–Bangladeshi authorities buried 23 unclaimed bodies on Saturday after a day-long search failed to recover more victims or survivors of a massive fire on a crowded river ferry that left 40 people dead. Habibur Rahman, a top government …

Crews Search For the Missing After Devastating Tornadoes

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP)–Rescuers in an increasingly bleak search picked through the tornado-splintered ruins of homes and businesses Sunday, including a candle factory that was bustling with night-shift employees when it was flattened, as Kentucky’s governor warned the state’s death toll …

Condo Searchers Eye Tropical Forecast as Effort Stretches on

SURFSIDE, Florida (AP) — Florida authorities asked the federal government for an additional rescue team to comb the rubble of a collapsed condo tower, underscoring the strenuous nature of the open-ended search for survivors in an area prone to tropical …

Deep Fire’ Slowing Rescue Effort At Collapsed Florida Condo

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A “very deep fire” hampered rescue efforts Saturday at the collapsed oceanfront condominium tower near Miami where authorities are racing to recover any survivors beneath a mountain of rubble, officials said. Rescuers were using infrared technology, …

Families Pray for ‘Miracle’ With 159 Missing in Florida Condo Collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. — Rescue workers scouring the debris of a collapsed condo building in a Miami suburb said they heard sounds in the rubble overnight, as officials on Friday raised the number of people unaccounted for to 159 and the …

Cuban Tanker En Route to Venezuela Reports Missing Sailor at Sea

A crew member aboard a Cuba-flagged oil tanker on its way from a Mexican shipyard to Venezuela was reported missing this week, according to a shipping report seen by Reuters, marking the second incident aboard the same vessel in about …

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 …

3 Missing After Barge Crash on Mississippi River

LULING, La. — Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The …

New Technology Speeds Search and Rescue Operations in Alaska

New technology is reducing Alaska search and rescue operations from days to minutes. The Alaska Department of Public Safety’s aerial search teams are using a new $600,000 camera-and-mapping system with an infrared camera that picks up heat signatures from people …