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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

Malaysia approves new search for missing airliner

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /January 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. A U.S.-based company early this week dispatched a search vessel to look for debris in the southern Indian Ocean, 3 ½ years after the Boeing 777 … Continue reading Malaysia approves new search for missing airliner

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

SAN FRANCISCO/June 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end a practice that they have embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users. To help finance … Continue reading Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

MO Attorney General Josh Hawley releases Annual Vehicle Stops Report

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/June 4, 2017 (STL.News) Attorney General Josh Hawley released the 2016 Annual Vehicle Stops Report on June 1, 2017. Residents of Missouri were concerned about racial profiling by law enforcement prompted passage  of Section 590.650. RSMo in 2000.  It is a statute requiring all peace officers to report specific information, including driver’s race … Continue reading MO Attorney General Josh Hawley releases Annual Vehicle Stops Report

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX/April 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service’s most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for locating … Continue reading Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon