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WASHINGTON | Search under way after US military planes collide off Japan

WASHINGTON — A search is under way for crew members from two Marine Corps planes involved in what the military called a “mishap” off the coast of Japan. The Marine Corps says the incident involved an F/A-18 jet and a refueling plane that had taken off from a base on Okinawa for a regularly scheduled … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Search under way after US military planes collide off Japan

CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Search for bodies quickens before possible rain

CHICO, Calif  — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Crews searching for remains of people after the devastating Northern California wildfire are stepping up their efforts ahead of rains forecast for later this week that could complicate their work. A team of 10 volunteers along with a cadaver dog were examining … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Search for bodies quickens before possible rain

MAE SAI, Thailand | With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

MAE SAI, Thailand — As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign Wednesday from their beds in a hospital isolation ward where they are recovering from the 18-day ordeal. An American involved … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

MAE SAI, Thailand | After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand came to a close on Tuesday — a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced diver … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

PHUKET, Thailand  | Thais work to salvage sunken boat; search on for 14 missing

PHUKET, Thailand  — Thai authorities on Sunday began operations to salvage a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 41 people, as they search for another 14 missing tourists, most of them Chinese. French diver Laurent Couleau said that a pair of legs were seen dangling from … Continue reading PHUKET, Thailand  | Thais work to salvage sunken boat; search on for 14 missing

TIGARAS, Indonesia  | Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes

TIGARAS, Indonesia  — Hundreds of family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia’s Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day. Only 18 people have been rescued and four confirmed … Continue reading TIGARAS, Indonesia  | Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes

Rescuers expand search for survivors of ship fire off China

BEIJING/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Rescue ships looking for 31 missing crew members from a burning oil tanker have expanded their search area to more than 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 square miles). The expanded search comes six days after the Iranian-owned Sanchi collided with a freighter in the East China Sea and burst into flames. Chinese state television … Continue reading Rescuers expand search for survivors of ship fire off China

US joins search for 32 missing after ships collide off China

BEIJING /January 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The U.S. Navy has joined the search for 32 crew members missing from an Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a bulk freighter off China’s east coast. China, South Korea and the U.S. sent ships and planes to search for the 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis … Continue reading US joins search for 32 missing after ships collide off China