Drownings

A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Authorities say a 3-year-old girl who was found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas is doing well and should be released from the hospital soon. Beaumont police on...
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August 30, 2017 - 7:01 am
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods. Capt. Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont said the woman's...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. A second major shelter has opened in Houston following Harvey's landfall and it's welcoming the first of up to 10,000 evacuees. At least 10 buses pulled up to the NRG Center on the south side of the city just before...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted and retweeted by the thousands as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 12:57 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The Rockport-Fulton Fighting Pirates won't take the field Friday for their season opener, but some of their players took to the field Tuesday to help clean it up. Winds from Harvey last week sheared the uprights from...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 10:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Houston officials are opening a major shelter at NRG Park that can accommodate up to 10,000 evacuees from Harvey. Darian Ward, a spokeswoman for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, said the convention center adjacent to the...
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People rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter for evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 29, 2017 - 8:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 8:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says that the Toyota Center — home of the NBA's Rockets — has been opened as a shelter for people displaced by flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. Turner announced during a news...
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Laurent de Boeck the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission for Yemen, talks to The Associated Press in Brussels, after a boat load of migrants were forced to abandon their boat by migrant smugglers, leaving five migrants dead and more than 50 still missing in the sea off the coast of Yemen, Thursday Aug. 10, 2017. This is the second such drowning in two days, de Boeck said Thursday "We have five bodies for sure ... but we believe that there are certainly more than 50 who are still in the sea." (AP Photo)
August 10, 2017 - 3:45 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats...
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August 09, 2017 - 3:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings "shocking and inhumane." International Organization for Migration staffers found...
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