Drownings

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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August 09, 2017 - 2:56 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast. The International Organization for Migration statement calls the incident "shocking and inhumane." It says...
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August 09, 2017 - 5:31 am
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — The body of a teen has been recovered from a lake in North Carolina. News outlets report that Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison says authorities responding to Falls Lake on Monday evening recovered the body of 19-year-old Annalisa Christine Schulze of Wake Forest...
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Hundreds from Hallsville, Texas, and surrounding communities gather for a candlelight vigil Sunday, August 6, 2017, after two Hallsville Boy Scouts were killed and another severely injured in a Saturday boating accident. (Les Hassell/The News-Journal via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 4:25 pm
AVINGER, Texas (AP) — A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said. The 11-year-old Scout died Monday at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Texas Parks & Wildlife...
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August 07, 2017 - 3:21 pm
AVINGER, Texas (AP) — A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said. The 11-year-old Scout died Monday at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Texas Parks & Wildlife...
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A man jumps in a lake in Silistea Snagovului, Romania, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. A heatwave with temperatures of up to 42 Celsius (107.6 F) affected Romania over the past week and is expected to continue for the coming days in some parts of the country. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 07, 2017 - 7:20 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on Europe's weather (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Officials in Romania have retrieved the bodies of two teenage boys that drowned after bathing in a river to cool off during a heat wave. Emergency officials in the northeast county of Neamt said they pulled out the...
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