Search and rescue efforts

Divers with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dive Team prepare to search for a second day for missing people following a dive boat fire off Southern California's coast that killed dozens sleeping below deck, in Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (AP Photo by Christian Monterrosa )
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September 03, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fire aboard a diving boat near a Southern California island that is believed to have killed 34 people (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Catholic priest working at the center set up for relatives of people missing and presumed dead in the California scuba...
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Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush while whisking up water from the surface of a canal that leads to the sea, located behind the brush at top, seen from the balcony of a hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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September 02, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on...
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People hug each other as they await news outside of the Truth Aquatics office in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Multiple people are feared dead after a dive boat caught fire before dawn Monday off the Southern California coast, according to the Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
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September 02, 2019 - 10:37 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least eight dead and little hope any of 26 others missing would be found alive. Five of six crew members on the...
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Migrants wait at the Lampedusa island harbor, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Italy's interior minister is vowing to make a charity boat with some 100 rescued migrants aboard pay dearly for docking in Sicily in defiance of a government ban. Matteo Salvini, who leads the anti-migrant League party, tweeted the warning on Monday after the Eleonore entered Italian waters without permission and sailed toward a Sicilian port, where it was seized by Italian authorities. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
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September 02, 2019 - 10:41 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Thirty-one migrants, stuck aboard an Italian rescue ship, are being allowed off at Lampedusa island near Sicily. The humanitarian group Mediterranea Saving Humans has tweeted that the Italian...
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August 28, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The crew of a German humanitarian ship carrying about 100 migrants in the Mediterranean has appealed to Malta to help find a quick solution so the ship can enter a safe harbor. German group Lifeline wrote in a letter...
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Rescuers in a helicopter checking the slopes of the Giewont peak for missing persons and anyone who might need help in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Three people are still missing in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
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August 28, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An online fundraiser in Poland for the Tatra Mountains rescuers, a largely voluntary emergency service, has exceeded expectations by raising more than 117,000 zlotys ($27,000) in five days. The collection for the so-called TOPR was launched by mountain guide Maja Sindalska on...
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In this photo provided by Philippine Coast Guard in Manila, rescued passengers of the ill-fated M/V Lite Ferry 16, are attended to by the coast guard rescuers and crew of responding vessels, on a ferry which responded to the incident, following an overnight ferry fire Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, off Dapitan city in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)
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August 28, 2019 - 6:54 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Fishing boats and passing ships rescued 245 people from a ferry that burned overnight in choppy waters in the southern Philippines but at least three people perished, including a child, coast guard officials said Wednesday. Survivors described how they feared being killed...
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August 27, 2019 - 12:26 pm
MILAN (AP) — Two humanitarian groups that have been flying missions over the central Mediterranean in search of smugglers' boats packed with migrants in need of rescue and to monitor possible human rights violations are protesting a move by Italy's civil aviation authority to ground their planes...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 file image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the outside of a Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Lancaster, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a deputy who claimed he was shot in a station parking lot earlier this week was lying. Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said at a news conference late Saturday that Wednesday's "reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Angel Reinosa. The 21-year-old deputy told authorities he used a knife to damage his uniform shirt. He's been relieved of duties and will face a criminal investigation. He didn't explain his motive. (KABC-TV via AP, File)
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August 26, 2019 - 6:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. "The reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Deputy Angel Reinosa, Assistant Sheriff...
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In this photo taken Saturday and released Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, a rescue team of the Ocean Viking ship, operated by the NGOs Sos Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, helps a person rescued from a rubber dinghy with over 80 migrants off the Libyan coast. The Ocean Viking was already carrying over 80 people rescued earlier, and is blocked at sea while it waits to be assigned a safe port. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has triggered a government crisis in Italy, signed Friday a ban on the ship's entry into Italian waters. (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF/Sos Mediterranee via AP)
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August 23, 2019 - 1:49 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...
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