Search and rescue efforts

In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, photo, Diana Sauer holds a family photograph of her father, Warren Deboer, holding her as a baby, and his best friend Russell Anderson, left, in Concord, Calif. In the aftermath of Northern California's catastrophic wildfire, social media sites filled with posts from people trying to find loved ones in and near the town of Paradise. A group of women scattered across the U.S. knew they could help. The women volunteer as "search angels, " those who help adoptees find their biological parents. So far, they have tracked down nearly 250 people and linked them with friends and family who were looking for them becoming known as the Angels of Paradise. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 10, 2018 - 4:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them. They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire. In the dark days that followed...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 file picture, the Aquarius arrives at Marseille port, southern France, Thursday, Oct.4, 2018. Aid group Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:10 am
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Aid groups Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the migrant rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aquarius has been docked in Marseille since October after Panama revoked its flag. Last month, Italian...
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In this Oct. 13, 2016, photo provided by U.S. Marine Corps, two F/A-18D Hornets with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 approach a KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 during a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command aerial refueling exercise in undisclosed location. On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular training after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan. (Cpl. Trever Statz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 6:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine Corps said the other recovered crew member was in fair condition. Both were in an F/A-18 Hornet...
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December 06, 2018 - 3:21 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say they are searching for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow outfit holding "something sharp" who scared an 8-year-old boy on his way to school, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits in the Scandinavian region. Police spokesman Stefan Dangardt...
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In this aerial photo, Japan's Coast Guard ship is seen at sea during a search operation for U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off Muroto, Kochi prefecture, southwestern Japan, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular training after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 11:14 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the midair collision of two U.S. warplanes off Japan (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Japan's Defense Ministry says a second crew member has been found in the waters off the Japanese coast where two U.S. Marine Corps warplanes collided and crashed. Five others are still...
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Sara Sullivan recovers a figurine from her Magalia, Calif., home, destroyed by the Camp Fire, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 05, 2018 - 12:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames. The declining...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Jeffrey Dean Morgan arrives at the LA Premiere of the Season 9 of the AMC's "The Walking Dead" in Los Angeles. A North Carolina animal rescue group says a donkey and an emu who’ve bonded with each other can stay together, thanks to actor Morgan, who plays the villainous Negan on the TV zombie thriller “The Walking Dead.” The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says Morgan is adopting them Tuesday, Dec. 4. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 11:37 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina animal rescue group says that thanks to "The Walking Dead" actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, a donkey and an emu who've bonded with each other can stay together. The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says Morgan is adopting...
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In this Nov. 30, 2018 image taken from surveillance video provided by the New York City Police Department, a man tries to see the engagement ring that he dropped down a utility grate on New York's Times Square. The New York City Police Department says the man was proposing to his girlfriend just before midnight Friday when he dropped the ring and it fell about eight feet down the utility grate. Police were initially unable to locate the ring Friday night but found it on Saturday morning. The couple did not provide their contact information but the NYPD would like to reunite them with the ring. (NYPD via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 5:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Who says the British are reserved? A couple who lost an engagement ring down a Times Square utility grate, returning home thinking it was gone forever, are effusive in their praise for the New York City police officers who found it in the muck 8 feet under. "I cannot thank you...
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In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, photo provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department, a mother, left, and her two daughters stand on top of their SUV after it slid from an icy bridge into the frigid water of a retention pond before fire department personnel rescued them in Indianapolis. A 4-year-old boy in the vehicle was rescued earlier by a passer-by. (Rita Reith/Indianapolis Fire Department via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 12:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a passer-by rescued a 4-year-old boy from a retention pond in Indianapolis after his family's SUV apparently slid from an icy bridge into the frigid water. The vehicle was one of two that drove into the pond Monday evening. Roads were icy after a wintry Midwest...
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue looks over some of damage during a tour of fire ravaged Paradise, Calif. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, toured the town destroyed by a wildfire that took the lives of more than 80 people and discussed the need for more aggressive forest management policies to mitigate damage from future wildfires. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 27, 2018 - 1:12 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday as he returned to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation. "There's a lot of things I'd rather spend this...
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